This training is a collaboration between the International IP SME Helpdesks, the European IP Helpdesk and the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). The training targets Turkish SMEs that are doing business with China, South-East Asia and Latin America or are planning to do so. Programme content which will be presented by trainers as follows:
This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Uruguay with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs.
1. IPRs in Uruguay for SMEs: BACKGROUND
A. IPRs for SMEs: Why is this RELEVANT to you?
B. How does Uruguay’s IP legal framework compare to INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS?
2. IPRs in Uruguay:
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.
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, Mexico or Colombia some of their main destination countries, as the Latin American countries represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international.
The type of IP protection in Argentina is very similar to that in Europe. Still, some differences do exist as regards the duration, geographical extent, and basic protection requirements.
This IP guide outlines the main differences between the EU IP legal environment and Argentina's legal framework in order to efficiently manage your intellectual property assets in Argentina.
The current situation has impacted SMEs operating in Latin America (or willing to do so), which may not know how they can still protect the innovative aspects of their business that allow them to commercialize safely and how to enforce their rights in a lockdown scenario.
At the same time, new opportunities arise in crucial sectors and European entrepreneurs that are intending to take advantage of them must know what are the key IP mechanisms they can benefit from.
Technological cooperation between Europe and third countries has intensified over the past years. The European Commission has stimulated cooperation through various initiatives such as the participation in EC founded projects (like the International IP SME Helpdesks or the EU-Japan Techonology Transfer Helpdesk) or the opening of multiple European Enterprises Network offices around the world.
Colombia is a member of the Andean Community and a key EU trade partner.
Besides its well-known reputation as a coffee exporter, Colombia is also the third country with the largest area of arable land for fruit (7.5 million tons per year) and the seventh for vegetables (1.8 million tons per year) in Latin America. But there are many more sectors that represent a good business opportunity for EU SMEs with innovative ideas that provide them a competitive advantage.
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.