Customs protection in Latin America

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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.

New PROSUR Bulletin on Covid-19: patents in the Public Domain

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 launches the PATENTSCOPE Covid-19 Index

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.

Check the new EUIPO and OECD Report on Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products

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.

Virtual Event - MedFIT 2020


Are you in the MedTech sector? Then join the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk at MedFIT 2020 Digital event!

MedFIT is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As the leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment for academic and industrial actors to:

INDECOPI publishes a list of 20 patents in the public domain related to the treatment of HIV, Cancer, among others

The Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has just published a list of 20 pharmaceutical patents related to the treatment of HIV, cancer, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, among others, which are already in the public domain and free to use without prior permission.

These free-use pharmaceutical patents are referred to the treatment of diseases with a high impact on public health.

Protect it before you get there: Healthcare and Pharmaceutical innovation in Mexico

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Did you know that the Mexican Pharmaceutical market is one of the largest in Latin America? The size of the market and the population's age are significant reasons for the positive development of this industry. Likewise, the Medical Tourism in the Healthcare sector is expected to grow by 6.3-7% in coming years. In this infographic, you will find relevant commercial data and information that reveals the potential of this sectors, as well as IP statistics and best practices to protect your innovations in these fields. 

La PI dans le secteur de l'agroalimentaire (II): variétés végétales


Comme expliqué précédemment dans la fiche Agro I, être capable de se différencier et d'innover sont des facteurs clés dans le secteur de l'agroalimentaire. Cette fiche info se concentre sur un autre DPI important pour le secteur: les Variétés Végétales. Cette fiche fourni l'information essentielle pour mieux comprendre la protection des variétés végétales en Amérique Latine.

La PI dans le secteur automobile


La recherche et l’innovation sont des facteurs déterminants pour les entreprises du secteur automobile. Le Mexique ou le Brésil ont su augmenter leur capacité de production et le volume des exportations, renforçant ainsi leur compétitivité grâce aux nouvelles technologies. C’est dans ce contexte que la protection fournis par la PI pourrait aider les entreprises à récupérer leur investissement.