Under the Madrid Protocol, filing for an international trademark application is made a piece of cake. A single application can be filed for two or more countries if members of the Madrid Protocol.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On October 2nd and 3rd, BR Latin American IP LLC took part in the conference Changing Landscape of Latin America, organized by INTA, as Gold Sponsor of the event, held in Cartagena-Colombia.
A trademark infringement is committed when there's an unauthorized use of a brand or there's a likelihood of confusion between two distinctive signs
Indecopi in Peru launched the 'Electronic Gazette of Industrial Property' free of charge, a digital tool for the publication of applications for registrations of distinctive signs, inventions and new technologies.
Sometimes companies who owns certain trademarks that are similar to the brands of well-known corporations file lawsuits that at some point of the process they won’t be able to sustain their point.
The number of trademark professionals registered to attend INTA this year (2017) were 10,668 and once again we are glad to be part of that number.