WIPO has just published the 2020 review on the PCT, Madrid System and Hague System

WIPO has just published their usual yearly reviews on the PCT, the Madrid System and the Hague System.

These three documens comprise facts, figures and analysis on each one of the different international registration systems.

To access the PCT yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.

To access the Madrid yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.

IP mediation on trade marks

LaGalguita is a Spanish SME that sells its own line of cosmetics: make-up, skincare, hand creams and body creams. After its success in Spain, Portugal and Italy, the brand decided to target Latin America, starting with Argentina and Mexico. For that purpose, the SME filed for trade mark registration in both countries.

Trade secrets as a competitive advantage when internationalising

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Do you know what a trade secret is? A trade secret is any confidential or industrial information that confers a competitive advantage to a company.

Check our infographic "Trade secrets as a competitive advantage when internationalising" to know more about the differences between patents and trade secrets, and also pro tips to benefit from your secret information.

IP for SMEs: protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in Europe and Latin America

With the advent of increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. Although attending a trade fair or exhibition can reap substantial benefits, SMEs should be aware of the possible risks for their Intellectual Property protected -or protectable- creations, products and services that are implied.

How To Protect Your Trade Mark in Latin America through the Madrid System

The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trade marks worldwide.

The system allows brand owners to protect their trade marks in up to 122 countries by filing one application, using one language (English, French or Spanish) and paying one set of fees.

This webinar looks into Trade Mark registration through the Madrid system and its main features.

How can EU SMEs in Latin America take advantage of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Patents registered in Europe, being territorial rights, have no legal effect in any of the countries in Latin America. However, through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) it is possible to seek simultaneous patent protection for an invention in several countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing separate national applications.

Main Intellectual Property-related problems in the Latinamerican markets for EU SMEs

Latin America represents a very attractive target for EU SMEs that see this region as an ideal potential market for their products and services. However, getting international implies certain risks that could even destroy their business and must be known in advance.

This webinars aims to provide European entrepreneurs with the most common problems their predecessors faced when entered in Latin America and some tools and tips to overcome them.

Moreover, any queries that the EU companies might have, shall be answered by the experts during the training session.

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.