• The EUIPO has just launched a new online search tool containing all geographical indications (GIs) protected at European Union level. It also contains detailed information on non-EU GIs protected at…

  • 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…

  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just published a creative economy note on the streaming wars currently going on in the Brazilian market. In Brazil streaming services like…

  • The Republic of Costa Rica has just ratified the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. The Treaty will enter into force in Costa Rica on 13 February 2021. 4 Latin American countries (Chile,…

  • INPI Brazil has already received 983 priority patent applications, already more than the 955 received during the entire 2019 year.  This growth comes mainly from the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH…

  • As of 1 October 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has officially a new Director General: Daren Tang.  His six-year mandate will be marked by, in his own words, a more…

  • 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…

  • The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just made available their Trade mark and Industrial Design Guidelines in the 23 languages of the EU. The EUIPO’s current trade mark and…

  • When it comes to the requirement of suficient trade mark use, the Bolivian Trademark Office interpreted that the products had to be necessarily  sold to be placed on the market. The new Decision…

  • As part of the first anniversary since Brazil became a member of the Madril protocol, INPI Brazil has shown the promising numbers. During this "Year One", 7.896 international requests were made…