Chile begins ratification of the Protocol concerning the Madrid Agreement

The draft Agreement that approves in Chile the Protocol concerning the Madrid Agreement, relative to the international registration of trademarks, has entered into the first constitutional procedure for ratification.

The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. Users may file a single application and pay one set of fees to apply for protection in up to 123 countries.

Paraguay adheres to the international treaties of Nice and Locarno

DINAPI Paraguay recently published that Paraguay adheres itself to the two WIPO-administered international treaties:

- The Nice Agreement establishes a classification of goods and services for the purposes of registering trademarks and service marks (the Nice Classification).

- The Locarno Agreement establishes a classification for industrial designs (the Locarno Classification).

La propiedad intelectual en América Latina: reforma a la ley de propiedad industrial en México

La normativa de Propiedad Intelectual ha cambiado rápida y significativamente en el último año, por lo que las PYMES que tienen México como destino comercial de interés necesitan estar al tanto de las novedades introducidas respecto de las marcas, diseños y patentes y las consecuencias prácticas que pueden afectar a su actual estrategia de negocio y abrirles nuevas oportunidades.

IMPI's new platform for Patents Associated with Medicines

The Mexican Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property enters into force on 5 November 2020, which will mean a big step in the transparency of drug patents.

It will also mean the implementation on IMPI's website of a new smart search engine (by the end of 2020) with two different search tools: 

-  "Buscador general"  (General search engine)

- "Patentes próximas a vencer" (Next patents to expire)

Virtual Event - Circular Economy B2B Northern States of Mexico

The Circular Economy Forum (CEF) to the Northern States of Mexico is an initiative of the European Union, represented by the European Union Delegation to Mexico. It counts with the active collaboration of the Mexican Employers' Confederation (COPARMEX) Delegation Chihuahua.

The event platform allows the organization of B2B meetings between Mexican and European companies.

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk expert will meet you there and provide you information on how to protect your intellectual property rights in Mexico.

WIPO has just published the 2020 review on the PCT, Madrid System and Hague System

WIPO has just published their usual yearly reviews on the PCT, the Madrid System and the Hague System.

These three documens comprise facts, figures and analysis on each one of the different international registration systems.

To access the PCT yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.

To access the Madrid yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.

ONAPI Dominican Republic joins TMclass

The Dominican Republic National Intellectual Property Office (ONAPI)  has joined EUIPO's TMclass. This platform, implemented by the EUIPO and run by the EU Commission, is a harmonized database with more than 70,000 terms from which users can benefit from.

This tool contributes to the search and classification of products and services, making it easier for users who are willing to protect their trademarks. Moreover, this tool searches and translates in 44 languages. 

INDECOPI publishes Copyright Guide to understand the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty

Indecopi Copyright Directorate (DDA) has recently published the Copyright Guide to understand the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty.

The Marrakesh Treaty establishes a set of limitations and exceptions to traditional copyright law, by making the production and international transfer of specially-adapted books for people with blindness or visual impairments easier.

All latin american countries, except Cuba, are contracting parties to the Marrakesh Treaty.