Healthcare is a hub of innovation with intellectual property rights - so make sure you know before you go with the help of the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk!
The next large presence of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk @ Virtual MEDICA 2020 is here!
Does your SME work to create Smart City solutions? Then join the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk November 17-18th 2020!
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)
This year, MEDICA 2020 will take place virtually and the Enterprise Europe Network, with the support of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg, will organise a webinar in collaboration with the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk about the healthcare sector in Latin America.
The Latin American Healthcare market is growing in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in medical equipment, devices and consumables. For the year 2018, healthcare spending in Latin America is estimated at 7.20% of GDP.
Did you know that Brazil, Chile and Peru have created special units within the police, customs, and other relevant public and private institutions to fight piracy happening both in physical and online markets?
Check out our new infographic "Customs protection in Latin America" to find out the different steps you should bear into account to protect your IP in Customs.
The Forum for the Progress and Development of South America (PROSUR) has just published a new Bulletin on Patents that are in the Public Domain, and that can be used in the fight against the COVID-19 spread.
PROSUR is a South American initiative that coordinates mechanisms for public policies in defense of democracy, the independence of powers, the economy of markets, the social agenda, with sustainability and with due application.
WIPO has just launched a new search facility index for their PATENTCOPE Database dure to the current COVID-19 spread.
Thanks to the index, users (scientists, engineers, public health policymakers, industry actors and members of the general public) will be able to access easily to information contained in published patent documents for improving the prevention, detection and treatment for disease like the new coronavirus.
All the information is accessible in 6 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have published a new Report on Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products.
In accordance to the report, just in 2016 the total value of counterfeit pharmaceuticals traded worldwide was up to EUR 4.03 billion. The top five counterfeited products seized by customs during the period 2013-2016 were: antibiotics, sexual impuissance treatments, painkillers, anti-malarial and diabetes treatments.