24
Jun 2016
Latin America

Temporary closure of the Colombian Patent and Trademark Office.

The Colombian Patent and Trademark Office will remain closed from July 1, 2016 to July 17, 2016 due to internal arrangements in order...
23
Jun 2016
Latin America

The Brazilian Patent and Trade Mark Office expedites the examination of design applications for sport products.

The INPI has just issued resolution No. 167/2016, by means of which examination of design applications referring to sport products...
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...