Latin America & Caribbean

The global patent landscape in nine charts

The top takeaways from WIPO’s latest World Intellectual Property Indicators report

The global patent landscape in nine charts
Key takeaways from Merck’s landmark covid IP licensing deal with the Medicines Patent Pool
2 Nov 2021

Key takeaways from Merck’s landmark covid IP licensing deal with the Medicines Patent Pool

The agreement is the first granting non-exclusive and royalty free rights to sub-licensees of a covid therapeutic or vaccine

Bolsonaro vetoes Brazil’s first-of-a-kind compulsory tech transfer law
3 Sep 2021

Bolsonaro vetoes Brazil’s first-of-a-kind compulsory tech transfer law

The president’s rejection of forced know-how licensing will now be reviewed by the country’s Congress, but a new patent suspension regime is set to come into force

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24 Nov 2021

Phase II of Brazilian PPH hits its limit

Brazil has enjoyed consistent success with PPH programmes, as evidenced by Phase II of the programme starting and finishing considerably earlier than anticipated. Read more

17 Nov 2021

INPI decision clarifies when a preferential right to registration can be claimed

There has been confusion with regard to when an applicant can claim the preferential right to registration of a trademark. However, a fresh case provides some much-needed clarity. Read more

27 Oct 2021

National IP Strategy aims to make Brazil a world-class hub for innovation

Brazil is seeking to improve its IP system by creating a National IP Strategy designed to stimulate innovation. This strategy aims to position Brazil among the 10 countries with the highest number of IP protection requests within the next decade. Read more

6 Oct 2021

Position trademarks are now available for registration in Brazil

The Brazil National Institute for Industrial Property is now processing position marks. While some of the details still need to be ironed out, permitting such marks for registration signals a great step forward for brand protection in the country. Read more

Designs

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10 Aug 2021

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer Read more

28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

19 Jun 2020

The advantages and disadvantages of WIPO PROOF

The World Intellectual Property Organization rolled out its new timestamping solution in May and while it has a lot going for it, there are downsides too Read more

Finance

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10 Aug 2021

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer Read more

26 Mar 2020

Final call to take part in this year’s IAM benchmarking survey

Help us to identify the key trends currently shaping the global IP market Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

6 Mar 2020

Notice of postponement - IPBC Europe 2020 and IP Risk Management Europe 2020

New dates for both events, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of March, will be announced as soon as possible Read more

Frand/SEPS

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4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market Read more

12 Aug 2020

Meet the new faces in the IP Hall of Fame

This year’s inductees share what it takes to become the best of the best Read more

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

1 Apr 2020

From the IAM archive - setting the standard

A look back into our 17-year back catalogue at some of the outstanding content we have published on this vital subject Read more

Law & Policy

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19 Aug 2021

Brazil on the cusp of passing landmark compulsory technology transfer law

Life sciences innovators may be compelled to hand over trade secrets, data and biological materials under legislation that now only requires President Bolsonaro’s signature to become law Read more

11 Aug 2021

How innovators hit by Brazil’s shortened patent terms can mitigate their impact

The Long Read: Since the country's Supreme Court curtailed thousands of rights in May, those who hold them have been scrambling for ways to maintain their income streams. Ricardo Nunes explores the best options for those affected by the changes Read more

13 May 2021

Brazil shortens term of thousands of pharma and medical device patents

Life sciences IP owners feel the full force of a landmark Supreme Court judgment Read more

4 May 2021

Brazilian Senate passes compulsory covid-19 know-how licensing bill

Vaccine owners may be forced to hand over trade secrets or have their patents cancelled under legislation endorsed by the upper house of the country’s Congress Read more

Litigation

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9 Sep 2021

IAM Patent 1000 insights

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11 Aug 2021

How innovators hit by Brazil’s shortened patent terms can mitigate their impact

The Long Read: Since the country's Supreme Court curtailed thousands of rights in May, those who hold them have been scrambling for ways to maintain their income streams. Ricardo Nunes explores the best options for those affected by the changes Read more

27 May 2021

Brazil – southern appeal

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13 May 2021

Brazil shortens term of thousands of pharma and medical device patents

Life sciences IP owners feel the full force of a landmark Supreme Court judgment Read more

Market Developments

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9 Sep 2021

IAM Patent 1000 insights

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18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

Non-Practising Entities

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11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

8 Jun 2020

Benchmarking 2020 – Europe holds its lead but honeymoon might be over for USPTO head

Our annual snapshot of the industry keeps the EPO at the top of the big five but suggests that the shine may have come off Andrei Iancu’s reign Read more

21 May 2020

Global calls for compulsory covid-19 patent licensing build

Scrutiny of biopharma innovators’ coronavirus IP strategies will continue to intensify in coming months as concerns mount about access to treatments Read more

9 Apr 2020

World leaders hatch further plans for accessibility of covid-19 IP rights

WHO to establish voluntary patent pool, while Greek Prime Minister calls for EU to buy rights to vaccines and tests Read more

Patent Pools

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18 Jun 2020

Takeda offloads yet more “non-core” assets with other deals likely to follow

The Japanese big pharma continues to divest drug rights to pay down its debt and fund desperately needed innovation Read more

11 Jun 2020

We name the world's top patent lawyers, attorneys, practices and firms

The 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 features in-depth analysis of the markets in 48 key jurisdictions and is based on thousands of submissions, interviews and client references Read more

21 May 2020

Global calls for compulsory covid-19 patent licensing build

Scrutiny of biopharma innovators’ coronavirus IP strategies will continue to intensify in coming months as concerns mount about access to treatments Read more

9 Apr 2020

World leaders hatch further plans for accessibility of covid-19 IP rights

WHO to establish voluntary patent pool, while Greek Prime Minister calls for EU to buy rights to vaccines and tests Read more

Patents Law

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9 Sep 2021

IAM Patent 1000 insights

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19 Aug 2021

Brazil on the cusp of passing landmark compulsory technology transfer law

Life sciences innovators may be compelled to hand over trade secrets, data and biological materials under legislation that now only requires President Bolsonaro’s signature to become law Read more

11 Aug 2021

How innovators hit by Brazil’s shortened patent terms can mitigate their impact

The Long Read: Since the country's Supreme Court curtailed thousands of rights in May, those who hold them have been scrambling for ways to maintain their income streams. Ricardo Nunes explores the best options for those affected by the changes Read more

27 May 2021

Brazil – southern appeal

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Strategy

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11 Aug 2021

How innovators hit by Brazil’s shortened patent terms can mitigate their impact

The Long Read: Since the country's Supreme Court curtailed thousands of rights in May, those who hold them have been scrambling for ways to maintain their income streams. Ricardo Nunes explores the best options for those affected by the changes Read more

18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

4 Jan 2021

The big IP stories you’ll be reading about in 2021

The IAM editorial team identifies what could be this year’s pivotal developments in the global IP market Read more

28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

Technology Licensing

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19 Aug 2021

Brazil on the cusp of passing landmark compulsory technology transfer law

Life sciences innovators may be compelled to hand over trade secrets, data and biological materials under legislation that now only requires President Bolsonaro’s signature to become law Read more

4 May 2021

Brazilian Senate passes compulsory covid-19 know-how licensing bill

Vaccine owners may be forced to hand over trade secrets or have their patents cancelled under legislation endorsed by the upper house of the country’s Congress Read more

18 Mar 2021

Another brick in the wall towards patents becoming fully-fledged assets

Announcing the creation of SPIF - a non-partisan, open standard, human readable solution for uniquely identifying patent assets that is consistent with existing formats Read more

19 Jan 2021

Six life sciences IP dealmaking trends to watch out for in 2021

Despite a turbulent 2020 for pharma transactions, it is possible to discern a few patterns for activity in the market this year Read more

Trade Secrets

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19 Aug 2021

Brazil on the cusp of passing landmark compulsory technology transfer law

Life sciences innovators may be compelled to hand over trade secrets, data and biological materials under legislation that now only requires President Bolsonaro’s signature to become law Read more

28 Oct 2020

Help us to identify the world's leading IP strategists

The research process for the IAM Strategy 300 2021 is now underway and we are inviting nominations as we decide who should be included Read more

12 Oct 2020

What world class IP management looks like

On top of high-quality, day-to-day performance in areas such as prosecution, litigation and licensing, there are three essential elements an in-house function requires to be part of the elite Read more

3 Sep 2020

Brazil’s first national IP strategy heralds benefits for biopharma innovators

Plans are afoot to review several contentious life sciences patent issues in Latin America’s largest economy Read more

Valuation

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19 Jan 2021

Six life sciences IP dealmaking trends to watch out for in 2021

Despite a turbulent 2020 for pharma transactions, it is possible to discern a few patterns for activity in the market this year Read more

9 Sep 2020

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia Read more

18 Jun 2020

Takeda offloads yet more “non-core” assets with other deals likely to follow

The Japanese big pharma continues to divest drug rights to pay down its debt and fund desperately needed innovation Read more

21 May 2020

Global calls for compulsory covid-19 patent licensing build

Scrutiny of biopharma innovators’ coronavirus IP strategies will continue to intensify in coming months as concerns mount about access to treatments Read more