New PROSUR Bulletin on Covid-19: patents in the Public Domain

The Forum for the Progress and Development of South America (PROSUR) has just published a new Bulletin on Patents that are in the Public Domain, and that can be used in the fight against the COVID-19 spread.

PROSUR is a South American initiative that coordinates mechanisms for public policies in defense of democracy, the independence of powers, the economy of markets, the social agenda, with sustainability and with due application.

Colombia becomes a member of the OECD

Colombia has officially become the 37th member to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The OECD is an international organisation that works to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all.

Latin America has now three countries in the OECD: Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

To read more (in Spanish), please be referred to SIC Colombia's website.

IMPI Mexico launches new tool for online trade marks procedures

IMPI Mexico has just launched a new tool for users to register their Trade marks online and carry out the corresponding procedures.

This new tool will be available to users during and after the current Covid-19 spread. Thanks to the tool users will save transfer time and user resources to send documentation.

The purpose of the new tool is to avoid saturations that could compromise compliance with the healthy distance measures, during the contingency, but also after this period.

Virtual Event - Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk goes Virtual!

The Virtual International Partnering  - Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy brings together companies and research organisation from across Europe and worldwide. This is a unique opportunity, organised in the framework of the Enterprise Europe Network, to generate new contacts for business, technical co-ooperation and R&D.  The model is time- and costefficient and results in business! 

European Commission launches eTranslation tool for EU SMEs

The European Commission has just launched a new translation tool "eTranslation" for EU SMEs. 

eTranslation can translate any document or text to and from 27 different languages.

The tool may be used, as well, to translate any Intellectual Property document or plain text to any of the different official languages of the EU.

To access the tool, please be referred to the European Commission's website.

INAPI Chile launches a new patent search tool

INAPI has recently announce the implementation of a new tool, which allows users to search for patents registered since June 2014.

This new tool gives access to all digital patent files from this year 2014. To that purpose, users will have to get a "Clave Única" (Unique Key) From the Civil Registry Offices.

Thanks to this tool, users will be able to access to the data from all their patent process online, avoiding any documents to be printed at INAPI or the need to be present at the Office.