La propiedad intelectual en América Latina: reforma a la ley de propiedad industrial en México

La normativa de Propiedad Intelectual ha cambiado rápida y significativamente en el último año, por lo que las PYMES que tienen México como destino comercial de interés necesitan estar al tanto de las novedades introducidas respecto de las marcas, diseños y patentes y las consecuencias prácticas que pueden afectar a su actual estrategia de negocio y abrirles nuevas oportunidades.

IMPI's new platform for Patents Associated with Medicines

The Mexican Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property enters into force on 5 November 2020, which will mean a big step in the transparency of drug patents.

It will also mean the implementation on IMPI's website of a new smart search engine (by the end of 2020) with two different search tools: 

-  "Buscador general"  (General search engine)

- "Patentes próximas a vencer" (Next patents to expire)

Virtual Event - Circular Economy B2B Northern States of Mexico

The Circular Economy Forum (CEF) to the Northern States of Mexico is an initiative of the European Union, represented by the European Union Delegation to Mexico. It counts with the active collaboration of the Mexican Employers' Confederation (COPARMEX) Delegation Chihuahua.

The event platform allows the organization of B2B meetings between Mexican and European companies.

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk expert will meet you there and provide you information on how to protect your intellectual property rights in Mexico.

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.

ONAPI Dominican Republic joins TMclass

The Dominican Republic National Intellectual Property Office (ONAPI)  has joined EUIPO's TMclass. This platform, implemented by the EUIPO and run by the EU Commission, is a harmonized database with more than 70,000 terms from which users can benefit from.

This tool contributes to the search and classification of products and services, making it easier for users who are willing to protect their trademarks. Moreover, this tool searches and translates in 44 languages. 

INDECOPI publishes Copyright Guide to understand the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty

Indecopi Copyright Directorate (DDA) has recently published the Copyright Guide to understand the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty.

The Marrakesh Treaty establishes a set of limitations and exceptions to traditional copyright law, by making the production and international transfer of specially-adapted books for people with blindness or visual impairments easier.

All latin american countries, except Cuba, are contracting parties to the Marrakesh Treaty.

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.

Propiedad Intelectual: la puerta para una internacionalización segura

La Propiedad Intelectual (PI) es el mecanismo legal que permite proteger la innovación y hacer que las empresas la capitalicen y consigan una ventaja competitiva al margen de su tamaño y experiencia. 

De hecho, la labor diaria de las PYMES resulta en inventos y símbolos que constituyen parte de nuestro entorno cotidiano: desde un caramelo con un palo a prendas transpirables impermeables o tecnología de intercambio de datos, todos ellos han sido protegidos mediante Patentes, Modelos de Utilidad, Diseños, Marcas y Derechos de Autor y comercializados con éxito gracias a éstos.