IP for SMEs: protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in Europe and Latin America

With the advent of increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. Although attending a trade fair or exhibition can reap substantial benefits, SMEs should be aware of the possible risks for their Intellectual Property protected -or protectable- creations, products and services that are implied.

How To Protect Your Trade Mark in Latin America through the Madrid System

The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trade marks worldwide.

The system allows brand owners to protect their trade marks in up to 122 countries by filing one application, using one language (English, French or Spanish) and paying one set of fees.

This webinar looks into Trade Mark registration through the Madrid system and its main features.

What can Intellectual Property do for my business? 5 benefits that will boost your business

Intellectual Property is a powerful tool to benefit from your company's intangible assets, but is there life after licensing? Any EU SMEs shall wonder the same question and how can they make money out of their Intellectual Property Rights.

If that's your case, take a look at this webinar and learn more about the advantages and possibilities derived from the right management of your intangibles.

Understanding the basics of Intellectual Property Rights in Colombia: a practical approach to SMEs

Colombia is a member of the Andean Community and a key EU trade partner.

Besides its well-known reputation as a coffee exporter, Colombia is also the third country with the largest area of arable land for fruit (7.5 million tons per year) and the seventh for vegetables (1.8 million tons per year) in Latin America. But there are many more sectors that represent a good business opportunity for EU SMEs with innovative ideas that provide them a competitive advantage.

Virtual Event - Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk goes Virtual!

The Virtual International Partnering  - Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy brings together companies and research organisation from across Europe and worldwide. This is a unique opportunity, organised in the framework of the Enterprise Europe Network, to generate new contacts for business, technical co-ooperation and R&D.  The model is time- and costefficient and results in business! 

Beijing Treaty enters into force

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances has just entered into force on 28 April 2020.

Actors, singers, musicians and dancers are expected to get more rights out of their work thanks to this new Treaty. In words of WIPO's Director General, Francis Gurry "Many of the actors and other performers in our beloved series and movies are essentially gig workers, without long-term salaries, equity stakes or great fame. The Beijing Treaty helps give these performers more rights to their work, which in turn boosts their personal revenues."

INAPI Chile and IMPI Mexico another year in the top 10 World IP Offices

The World Trademark Review (WTR) has ranked INAPI Chile as the 6th most innovative IP Office in the world in 2020, and IMPI Mexico 8th. Singapore IP Office was the winner this year, being ranked 1st.

The WTR is a well-recognised website and magazine covering commercial and international practice of trademark law.

In addition, SIC Colombia and INDECOPI Peru were both ranked 20th and INPI Brazil 24th.

EUIPO improves TMview and DesignView

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just launched improved versions from the tools: TMview and DesignView.

Both of the tools provide now an enhanced navigation and search experience. Users can now:

- make use of a wide set of search criteria

- set alerts in both tools in the case changes are made for a certain trade mark or design

- compare trade marks and designs

- export search results to PDF, Excel and Word formats