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 [...]
Once your Trademark is granted you should have in mind the Expiration date of the trademark registration in order to file the trademark renew on time. Normally, in Latin America a Trademark is granted for 10 ayers.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has developed an artificial intelligence platform that could be used as a based translation tool for patent documents.
On January 1 2017 will enter into force a new edition of the Nice Classification for the Registration of trademarks.
Geographical indications, as distinctive signs, have the primary function of vindicating own qualities and reputation of products in relation to the place and conditions where they are produced.
The convention applies only to public documents that need to be authorized. If both countries are part of the convention, an Apostille will be sufficient. There will be no need for any more documents or procedures to make the legal document count in one of the both countries.
The harmonization of laws, seeks to improve the defense of intellectual property protection by improving the time for Copyright, Trademarks, Patents procedures, and to provide greater guarantees to inventions and creations.
The company Asia Focus was convicted in 1998 for using the words "playboy" and "playmate", so that when they were typed into a search engine on the Internet, those words suggested their website.
The new technologies that change the business models of transportation, tourism, commerce and advertising are looking forward to change the law firm's industry.
The Latin American region still suffers from piracy. In fact, the region has never developed a strong culture of respect towards copyrights. The numbers of the piracy rates in Latin America can support this statement.