10 December, 2019

Brands and Environmental Awareness: an unexplored yet attractive path

Geographical Indications (from now on GIs or GI depending on the context) have always existed as a simple reference to products that come from a particular […]
12 November, 2019

Criminal and Civil Litigation in Industrial Property – Colombia: When to use it?

Colombia has a history of protecting Industrial Property rights through civil and criminal remedies. Its unitary (non-federal) political system, even if decentralized and as a member […]
4 October, 2019

Infographic | Our client’s trademarks in Colombia’s Top of Mind

 
23 August, 2019
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United States – Venezuela: US Treasury Department grants General License No. 27

The United States Department of the Treasury granted License No. 27 authorizing transactions in connection with patent, trademark, copyright or other form of intellectual property protection in […]
21 August, 2019
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Colombia: Government signs new deal for further developing Colombia’s innovation-driven Orange Economy

In recent days, the government signed a new deal for further fostering the innovation-driven Orange Economy, aiming to promote creative industries in the country,  and encouraging the growth […]
20 August, 2019
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Colombia: OlarteMoure opens new office in Cali

Driven by innovation as our main passion and always endorsing public and private regional initiatives aiming to boost the development of Colombia’s Pacific region through the […]
23 July, 2019
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Mexico: Circuit Court grants compensation equivalent to damages, plus 40% of the infringing product sales as punitive damages

A Mexican Circuit Court recently used Article 221bis of the Mexican Industrial Property Law known as “the 40% rule” to grant  compensation comparable to punitive damages in the […]
11 July, 2019

Addressing trademark infringement and misuses in Social Media

Social media has become an important tool to connect with one another and as a means to promote one’s business ideas.  Visibility of products or services […]
4 July, 2019

Blockchain and Intellectual Property

The concept behind blockchain is simple and that is what makes it a threat or an enormous opportunity for the world as we perceive and know […]
6 June, 2019
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Argentina: Government Issues New Regulatory Decree Regarding Industrial Designs

On 9 May 2019, the Argentinian Patent Office issued Decree 353 of 2019,in which regulation of Decree-Law No. 6673/63 on registration of industrial models and designs was […]
29 May, 2019
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Dominican Republic: Intellectual Property: Official fees increase

The Dominican Republic Intellectual Property Office announced the new official fee schedule for IP applications would be effective 2 May 2019. These rates had not been […]
22 May, 2019
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Colombia: Colombian congress approves Financial technology license fast track

On May 2nd, Colombian senate decided to adopt the National Development Plan (NDP) document allowing conditional licenses for the Financial technology industry needing to conduct supervised financial activity. […]
21 May, 2019
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Venezuela: New Intellectual Property fees

According to information provided by our agents, Venezuela has a new method of payment for Intellectual Property government fees. Payments can now be made in euros […]
7 May, 2019

Colombia: United States has removed Colombia from the USTR’s Priority Watch List

On 25 April 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual“Special 301 Report”, which contains the United States Priority Watch List in […]
6 May, 2019

Colombia: Bill proposes creating permanent obligation for pharma patent applicants and owners to disclose INNs. Non-compliance could mean fines of up to USD 1.5 M

On 19 March 2019, Senator Richard Aguilar filed a proposal to add an article to Bill No. 311 of 2019 (National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2022), forcing pharmaceutical patent […]
17 April, 2019

Colombia: Amazon to develop a citizen security app in Medellin

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it will develop an application to improve citizen security in Medellin in partnership with a Colombian urban security company. The application will be […]
20 March, 2019

Colombia: Government presents the “Crea Colombia” seal, created to promote the orange (innovation) economy

The Second National Council on Orange Economy took place last 8 March led by the President and the Ministry of Culture. During the event, the government launched […]
5 March, 2019

Colombia: Colombia will host the MIT Global Startup Workshop

Bogotá will host the 2019 MIT Global Startup Workshop (GWS). This event opens an academic forum that will increase entrepreneurial culture in Colombia. The MIT GSW seeks […]
18 January, 2019

Ecuador: Draft for the second debate of the Organic Health Code Project

The Government of Ecuador continues working for the second debate of the Organic Health Code bill. As consequence, the Government has issued a draft of the […]
15 January, 2019

Spain: Spanish trademark law reform goes into effect

On 27 December 2018, the Spanish Government enacted Royal Decree Law 23/2018, which reforms the current Trademark Law. This reform shall go into effect on January 14, […]