Brazil enhances the recognition of renowned Trade marks

After Brazil ratified the Madrid Protocol, the registration of Trade marks at the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade (INPI) and the recognition of high renown trade marks has a less strict criterion. In order to become a high renown trade mark in Brazil: after registration, marks have to go through a specific proceeding at INPI, which will get them a declaration of high renown valid for 10 years.

More than 100 renowned trade marks are already benefiting from this unique protection in Brazil.

IP Rights for EU SMEs in Brazil - Energy and Environment Sector

This webinar aims to give an overview about the current situation as regards Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation as well as to provide practical information about the registration and enforcement of the main IPRs in Brazil focused on the energy and environment sector. SMEs will also be provided expert tips and watch-outs to bear in mind when entering the Latin-American country.

Argentina, Brazil and Chile are leading innovation in Latin America

Bloomberg has just published its annual Bloomberg Innovation Index for the year 2020. This Index analyzes dozens of criteria using seven metrics, including research and development spending, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies.

As to the Latin American countries, Argentina (45), Brazil (46) and Chile (54) are in the lead of innovation in this Region. Argentina has moved up 5 places in the Index, while Chile has moved up 7. 

INPI Brazil and EPO renew their PPH Pilot Program

The European Patent Office (EPO) and INPI Brazil have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an Enhanced Technical and Strategic Partnership. During this event both offices also signed a MoU to renew their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program.

This PPH Project allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.

PROSUR PPH Project has been extended for 1 more year

Recently, PROSUR committee has recently announced the extension of the PROSUR PPH project, for another 12 months.

The PROSUR PPH Project allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.

This Committee, with representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, met in Montevideo, Uruguay, in order to analise how the following 12 months of the project will be.

Joint INTA and ASIPI report on the economic impact of trade marks in Latin America

The International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) issued their second report on the economic impact of registered trade marks on the economies of 10 Latin American countries. The first report published in 2016 focused on Colombia, Chile, Panama, Peru and Mexico. For this second edition were added the following five: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.

IP Rights for EU SMEs in Brazil - Energy and Environment Sector

Renewable Energies have experienced a relevant increase within the last two decades and Latin America countries are placing great expectation in non-conventional energy sources at short, medium and long term. In fact, EU SMEs interested in these industries have in Brazil one of their main destination countries, as the Latin American country represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international.