Latin America & Caribbean

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  

Patent focus has shifted to energy storage as cost-effectiveness achieved for wind and solar power, but the failure to address the role of IP hinders transfer mechanisms    

More technology transfer needed for effective climate change mitigation  
6 Mar 2019

The state of play in the global IP market

IAM's annual benchmarking survey is designed to identify the key concerns of senior decision makers in areas such as deal-making, valuation, patent office performance, top litigation venues and policy 

23 Jan 2019

Welcome to the future of patents

New IAM research reports identify the key trends shaping the global IP market – and tell you how to respond

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20 Mar 2019

An overview of the INPI’s measures to reduce the patent backlog

The backlog of pending patent applications is a huge concern for the Brazilian National Industrial Property Office and is having a severe knock-on effect on applicants. By the end of 2015, 242,223 patent applications were still pending a decision in the first instance. Read more

13 Mar 2019

Is minimum term for patent protection affecting competition in Brazil?

A paragraph in Article 40 of the Industrial Property Law states that protection is provided for at least 10 years for an invention patent and seven years for a utility model patent, counting from the date of grant. There are strong grounds to argue that the legal provision in question has introduced a compensation mechanism for applicants to prevent them from losing out because of the patent application backlog. Read more

6 Mar 2019

Pre-examination of patent applications shows rise in INPI’s productivity

Given the size of the patent backlog in Brazil, the National Institute of Industrial Property launched a programme last year to simplify and streamline patent application examination. One year on, it has helped to reduce the number of pending applications, but there is still far more work to be done. Read more

27 Feb 2019

New INPI president looks set to shake up IP system

The National Institute of Industrial Property has become one of seven special secretariats of the new Super Ministry of the Economy, while Claudio Vilar Furtado has been appointed president. The reorganisation is part of the new government’s plan to cut red tape and boost the economy. Read more

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22 Oct 2018

Trade secret worries stall $4.1bn Chinese acquisition in Chile

Stake in mining giant would shore up China’s position in the battery tech supply chain. But top shareholder tells Chile’s highest court that the investment could result in loss of trade secrets. Read more

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30 Sep 2016

The growth and benefits of specialised jurisdictions for IP cases

A growing number of countries have specialised IP courts, but their powers are varied and they are organised in different ways Read more

Law & Policy

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11 Jan 2019

The global patent market in 10 charts

The key takeaways from WIPO’s 2018 IP indicators report    Read more

22 Oct 2018

Trade secret worries stall $4.1bn Chinese acquisition in Chile

Stake in mining giant would shore up China’s position in the battery tech supply chain. But top shareholder tells Chile’s highest court that the investment could result in loss of trade secrets. Read more

20 Jul 2018

China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

New report claims status of US, EU and UK as leading innovators under threat as they struggle to maximise return on R&D investment.  Read more

25 May 2018

Modernisation of international treaties – impact on life sciences

Mexico’s statutory IP law, the Industrial Property Law (enacted in 1991 and modified in 1994), resulted from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with the United States and Canada and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). Read more

Litigation

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30 Nov 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists. Read more

22 Oct 2018

Trade secret worries stall $4.1bn Chinese acquisition in Chile

Stake in mining giant would shore up China’s position in the battery tech supply chain. But top shareholder tells Chile’s highest court that the investment could result in loss of trade secrets. Read more

24 Sep 2018

Postponement of ruling on key pharma “pipeline patents” case leaves Brazilian life sciences industry in lurch

Supreme Court has taken nearly a decade to rule on a constitutional challenge to a controversial law allowing pharma companies to bypass the regular patenting process Read more

30 Sep 2016

The growth and benefits of specialised jurisdictions for IP cases

A growing number of countries have specialised IP courts, but their powers are varied and they are organised in different ways Read more

Market Developments

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11 Jan 2019

The global patent market in 10 charts

The key takeaways from WIPO’s 2018 IP indicators report    Read more

30 Nov 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists. Read more

20 Jul 2018

China and South Korea will displace the West as the world’s innovation leaders by 2029

New report claims status of US, EU and UK as leading innovators under threat as they struggle to maximise return on R&D investment.  Read more

20 Jun 2018

IPBC Latin America to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 29th November

New addition to IPBC family to throw spotlight on IP strategy and value creation in the region.  Read more

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30 Nov 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists. Read more

Strategy

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30 Nov 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists. Read more

20 Jun 2018

IPBC Latin America to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 29th November

New addition to IPBC family to throw spotlight on IP strategy and value creation in the region.  Read more

12 Oct 2017

The IT continuum: challenges to IP and relationship management

The Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are IT mega-trends that are not only evolving rapidly, but also infiltrating practically every industry, including agriculture, transformation industries, healthcare… Read more

Trademarks

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21 Dec 2016

Trade dress: a broad umbrella of protection

The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure. As in any competitive market, original and innovative products or services – if successful – will attract unwanted attention from copycats, and a better understanding of how these can be protected by trade dress can thus be crucial. Read more

30 Sep 2016

The growth and benefits of specialised jurisdictions for IP cases

A growing number of countries have specialised IP courts, but their powers are varied and they are organised in different ways Read more

31 Aug 2016

Protection of trademarks regardless of registration

The Special Federal Attorney's Office and the Brazil Patent and Trademark Office recently drew up an opinion on the practical application of Article 124(XXIII) of the Industrial Property Law. The article prohibits the registration of a trademark that reproduces or imitates, wholly or partially, another trademark that the new applicant must have been aware of due to its own activity. Read more

20 Jul 2016

How to protect weak trademarks

The recent rejection by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office of the well-known Selaria brand, owned by famous luxury store chain Richards, has reawakened debate on an old topic: what defines the strength of a trademark? In order to avoid the grey area surrounding the protection of weak marks, rights holders should take certain steps to strengthen their marks. Read more

Trade secrets

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22 Oct 2018

Trade secret worries stall $4.1bn Chinese acquisition in Chile

Stake in mining giant would shore up China’s position in the battery tech supply chain. But top shareholder tells Chile’s highest court that the investment could result in loss of trade secrets. Read more

Valuation

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30 Nov 2018

Time is running out to nominate the world’s leading IP strategists

There is not much time left to make nominations for the 2019 edition of IAM Strategy 300, our exclusive guide on the world's best IP strategists. Read more

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Stockholm, Sweden
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