Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Lula clears out Brazil IP office leadership

Move could see ‘temporary paralysis’ at INPI

12 January 2023

Brazil’s Supreme Court deals blow to rights holders on patent terms

A similar, separate case this year may still trigger a change of course, however

06 January 2023

Brazilian patent term decision quashed and other 2022 Latin America developments

IAM looks back at some key stories from Brazil and Colombia over the last 12 months

29 December 2022

Brazilian political about-turn could spell change for IP community

The election of Lula da Silva may have significant policy ramifications, including for patent professionals

08 December 2022

Brazilian Supreme Court gives hope to companies facing shortened patent terms

Patentees may be able to avoid the loss of exclusivity created by another recent top court decision

06 December 2022

Sustainable agriculture, green technologies and IP in Brazil

Featured in Global Patent Prosecution 2023

In view of an increasing demand of agricultural production of a growing global population, future sustainable land management requires understanding the delicate balance between production and conservation efforts while avoiding trade-offs.

02 December 2022

Mexico: patent prosecution

Featured in Global Patent Prosecution 2023

There are patents and utility models. Patents have a 20-year term while utility models have a 15-year term, both counted from the filing date of the application.

02 December 2022

Brazil: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2022/2023

02 December 2022

Global tracker: trade secret law

Featured in Special Report 2022 Q4: Trade secret strategy playbook

16 November 2022

WIPO patent chief on SEPs, patent quality and the future

Deputy Director General Lisa Jorgenson speaks to IAM about SEPs, patent quality and eligibility, and her five-year outlook

02 November 2022

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