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.

Mexico to join the Hague System

The Mexican legislature passed on September 5th the law approving Mexico’s future accession to the system for the international registration of industrial designs, commonly called the “Hague System”. This move was expected as it was an included under the international trade agreements Mexico has signed with the EU, and the US and Canada. The Mexican government will now launch the procedure of accession to the Hague Treaty with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Protecting your IP in the Biotechnology sector

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Did you know that Argentinian businesses invoice over €900 million annually? And that Biotech patent applications may require additional filing requirement in Latin America? Check out this infographic to know more on how to protect your innovations in this field. 

Enhancing tourism experience through IP: smart tourism in Latin America

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Have you ever thought of the benefits of combining new technolgies and tourism? This infographic will give you an insight on how to apply Intellectual Property to tourism related business.

Patent infringement in Mexico

Freiheit, a German SME in the communication sector, filed on July 2018 a patent application before the European Patent Office (EPO). The patent, that presented an innovative communication device with unique interoperability functionalities, was sucessfully registered in all the European countries designated by the company.

Protecting your IP in the Mexican Automotive sector

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Mexico, the first Latin American country in the production of vehicles during 2018, it is increasing now only its manufacturing capacity but also its capacity to generate innovation. Focus in the Automotive industry, this infographic provides EU SMEs relevant trade, business and IPR information about one of the most powerful industries in Mexico. Do not miss our Tips and Watch-outs for protecting your innovations in this field. 

Copyright Infringement in Mexico (II)

Iguana Ltd. is a UK-based communication agency that was willing to renew the corporate identity of Guanajuates, a client in Mexico. As a first step, they decided to redesign the company’s logo of the Mexican enterprise.

Tired of unsuccessful, time consuming exchange of drafts that largely exceeded what was budgeted, the CEO ordered the graphic designer of the European SME to stop spending additional time on the design, as it would be impossible to charge the customer for it.