The next large presence of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk @ Virtual MEDICA 2020 is here!
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)
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.
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.
WIPO has just launched a new search facility index for their PATENTCOPE Database dure to the current COVID-19 spread.
Thanks to the index, users (scientists, engineers, public health policymakers, industry actors and members of the general public) will be able to access easily to information contained in published patent documents for improving the prevention, detection and treatment for disease like the new coronavirus.
All the information is accessible in 6 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have published a new Report on Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products.
In accordance to the report, just in 2016 the total value of counterfeit pharmaceuticals traded worldwide was up to EUR 4.03 billion. The top five counterfeited products seized by customs during the period 2013-2016 were: antibiotics, sexual impuissance treatments, painkillers, anti-malarial and diabetes treatments.
Are you in the MedTech sector? Then join the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk at MedFIT 2020 Digital event!
MedFIT is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As the leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment for academic and industrial actors to:
The Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has just published a list of 20 pharmaceutical patents related to the treatment of HIV, cancer, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, among others, which are already in the public domain and free to use without prior permission.
These free-use pharmaceutical patents are referred to the treatment of diseases with a high impact on public health.
Did you know that the Mexican Pharmaceutical market is one of the largest in Latin America? The size of the market and the population's age are significant reasons for the positive development of this industry. Likewise, the Medical Tourism in the Healthcare sector is expected to grow by 6.3-7% in coming years. In this infographic, you will find relevant commercial data and information that reveals the potential of this sectors, as well as IP statistics and best practices to protect your innovations in these fields.