03
Jun 2016
Latin America

New trademark opposition system in Mexico

The Congress has approved the amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law, which establishes the “opposition system” in...
21
Mar 2016
Latin America

Acceptance in Chile of legalization of documents by The Hague Apostille

   As from August 30, 2016, the legalization of documents by The Hague Apostille will be accepted by the Chilean...
17
Mar 2016
Latin America

Patent Practice Changes in Colombia

As per Resolution 3719-2016 recently issued by the Colombian PTO (SIC), the procedures for Examination and filing of divisional...
24
Feb 2016
Europe

Goods and services which go beyond the literal meaning of the class heading according to article 28 EUTMR

As our readers know, we were looking forward to the President’s Communication that would clarify which goods and services go...
22
Feb 2016
Latin America

Is Brazil still a good place to invest in?

THE ANSWER IS YES.  For many years Brazil has been considered solely an idyllic place, a tropical paradise to which escape to. In...
13
Feb 2016
Latin America

Resolution 02/2016 issued by the Uruguayan Patent Office – Requirement for all pending patent applications filed in Uruguay prior to January 1, 2010.

Following publication of the Resolution 02/2016 recently issued by the Uruguayan Patent Office, patent applicants must confirm to the...
08
Feb 2016
Europe

EU Trade Mark reform

The regime relating to the new Community trade marks will  be in force as of 23 March 2016. From that day, the Office will be...
04
Feb 2016
Latin America

Acceleration of the registration proceeding for design applications in Brazil.

With the ultimate purpose of expediting the examination of more than 13,000 pending design applications and in order to overcome the...
03
Feb 2016
Europe

Change on the calculation system to determine the legal term for Spanish Supplementary Protection Certificates..

Following the decision dated October 6, 2015 of the EU Court of Justice regarding C-471/14, there is a change on the system of...
02
Feb 2016
Global IP

Our colleague Inmaculada de la Haza has been elected Vice-president of the Board of Directors in the Spanish Official Association of Industrial Property Agents (COAPI).

After two years as third chair of the Board in the Spanish Official Association of Industrial Property Agents (COAPI), where she...