Venezuela: A ratification is needed to avoid the decay or cancellation of a Patent or Trademark application

On November 12 of 2018, the Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office (SAPI) issued an Extraordinary Bulletin No. 588, which entered into force on November 14, 2018. This Bulletin contains 21 administrative decisions, through which interested parties are asked to ratify their legal / administrative interest in applications for trademarks and patents in process. According to [...]

2018-12-11T10:33:46-05:00December 11th, 2018|

Intellectual Property: Financial habits that makes a successful Legal Manager

Now a days there are more women fulfilling the position of Legal Managers in the Intellectual Property field than before, this is due to their success in their personal and professional life. They are becoming ambitious, multitasking and empowered lawyers, that focuses in their intellectual and professional growth. This makes their lifestyle more admirable in [...]

2018-12-02T21:30:02-05:00December 2nd, 2018|

On August 10, 2018, an amendment to the Industrial Property Law will come into in force in Mexico.

On August 10, 2018, an amendment to the Industrial Property Law will come into in force in Mexico. This amendment seeks to update the Mexican industrial property legislation in accordance to the needs of the national and international markets. In brief, the main changes are the following: 1. Any person may apply for the registration [...]

2018-08-09T11:02:58-05:00August 9th, 2018|

Bolivia is now part of the Apostille Convention: advance or reverse?

Since May 27, the Plurinational State of Bolivia joined the Apostille Convention, eliminating the process of legalization that was present in the country until then. This move established the objective of reducing the bureaucracy in public administration and expediting the procedures that are carried out by Bolivians and foreigners. The apostille procedure facilitates the procedures [...]

2018-06-27T11:23:35-05:00June 27th, 2018|

What to expect on Intellectual Property as Colombia joins the OECD

Article written by our CEO for   Your LATAM FlagshIP Read more: https://goo.gl/jZQGUw Colombia has recently been accepted to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is the third Latin American country to join this organization after Mexico and Chile. In the region, Colombia is the third most populous country in Latin America after Brazil and [...]

2018-06-19T12:17:44-05:00June 19th, 2018|

The hangover from INTA 2018

INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting in Seattle After the presentations, meetings, contacts, dinners and parties, it is time to stop and analyze what INTA 2018 left behind. Here we list the most outstanding aspects of the annual meeting. Nine of the ten most valuable brands were present. The event moved close to USD 20 million to [...]

2018-06-01T11:10:30-05:00June 1st, 2018|

Amendments to intellectual property laws in Mexico

The Mexican Senate approved an amendment to the Industrial Property Law. This amendment seeks to update the Mexican industrial property legislation according to the demands of the national and international markets. The implemented changes will allow, among other aspects, the registration of non-visual trademarks, such as olfactory and sound trademarks. Likewise, the amendment includes the [...]

2018-05-24T15:08:05-05:00May 22nd, 2018|

Important changes to the intellectual property laws in Argentina

On January 10th of this year, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, issued Decree 27/2018, which seeks to streamline the procedures carried out before some administrative entities. This decree modifies the laws for trademarks, patents and industrial models and designs in Argentina, in order to update the intellectual property legislation in this country and to [...]

2018-05-24T15:12:18-05:00February 7th, 2018|