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.
In 1994 was issued a law which regulates the rights of breeders of plant varieties.
Law No. 20.569 modifies Law No. 19.039 regarding Industrial Property.
Chile has a law that compiles almost all the regulations concerning Industrial Property, which has been amended on numerous occasions. The original law is the 19.039 law of 2006
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.
A trademark provides protection to the owner of the mark by ensuring the exclusive right to use it to identify goods or services, or to authorize another to use it in return for payment.