Streaming wars in Brazil

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 Amazon Prime Video, Netflix or Claro Video are fighting for new subscribers (let's not forget about the new streaming service "Disney+" too), that is why WIPO has carried out a reasearch to check whether exclusive content in Brazil is increasing piracy, whether it means less financing for individual movies and what this means for policy.

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.

Liability of Internet intermediaries for the sale of counterfeit products in Peru

Mercadodepulgas.com is a successful Spanish start-up that runs an online platform where users can buy and sell second-hand products. Sofas, bikes, electronic devices and the like are exchanged in the platform. The website and app have become very popular due to the ease of its use and its effectiveness in allowing users to get in touch.

IP & Smart Cities: shaping the future of urban development

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Cities of the future will rely on ICT to enhance their efficency and the services they offer. This Infographic will provide you with basic information regarding Smart Cities, Business opportunities and challenges in Latin America. 

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

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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.