Customs protection in Latin America

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Did you know that  Brazil, Chile and Peru have created special units within the police, customs, and other relevant public and private institutions to fight piracy happening both in physical and online markets? 

Check out our new infographic "Customs protection in Latin America" to find out the different steps you should bear into account to protect your IP in Customs.

Beijing Treaty enters into force

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances has just entered into force on 28 April 2020.

Actors, singers, musicians and dancers are expected to get more rights out of their work thanks to this new Treaty. In words of WIPO's Director General, Francis Gurry "Many of the actors and other performers in our beloved series and movies are essentially gig workers, without long-term salaries, equity stakes or great fame. The Beijing Treaty helps give these performers more rights to their work, which in turn boosts their personal revenues."

WIPO publishes a Case Study about a Peruvian startup (World IP Day)

WIPO has just published a Case Study about a Peruvian startup using drone and sensing technology to tackle air pollution in Peru, including that associated with the country’s mining operations.

The Peruvian company qAIRa, registered their technology as utility Models at the Peruvian IP Office (INDECOPI). Quoting qAIRa: "IP rights allow us to add value to our technology and support the growth of our business.”

Virtual Event - Textile Connect 2020


Textile connect is the platform that connects companies/designers looking for production partners with manufacturers, service providers and suppliers within the textile and footwear industry. The Enterprise Europe Network welcomes you to participate in the virtual matchmaking event, taking place on 4th-8th of May. This is an online matchmaking event that will organise buyer-supplier meetings.


Brussels, Belgium - Stereopsia 2019

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk is coming to Stereopsia!

Stereopsia is an international event dedicated to all forms of 3D / XR / AI. It features a series of top-notch conferences, panels with international experts, exhibitions and demos, networking opportunities, and awards. This international event is organized in close collaboration with the Hollywood-based Advanced Imaging Society and its EMEA Chapter, and it bestows their prestigious Lumiere Awards to exceptional 3D and 3D VR content makers.

Protecting video games in Mexico

RedSquare, a video game company headquartered in France, created the now famous psychological horror game “Visage” back in 2017. After having succeeded in French- and English-speaking countries, the company decided to have the script translated into Spanish in order to launch the game in Spain and Mexico as pilot countries to test the market in Spanish-speaking countries.

Creative Commons enforcement Brazil

João is a Portuguese blogger who has gained an increasing reputation in the media sector. He publishes content, such as images, texts, or videos on his blog under a Creative Commons BY (attribution) – NC (non-commercial) licence.

This type of licence grants all potential users the right to share and copy the content, as well as to use it as grounds to create other material (through

remixing, transformation, adaptation, etc.). There are only two conditions to these licences. On the one hand, appropriate credit must be given to the