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, […]
14 December, 2018

CLARIFICATION ASIPI- New Executive Committee for the 2018 – 2021 term

Please find below our revised article published 30 November 2018 in our OM Weekly Digest. The Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI) held its XX Congress […]
30 November, 2018

Colombia: Changes are afoot in the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce

The Superintendent of Industry and Commerce, Andrés Barreto, commented on the upcoming changes within the entity.  With these changes the trademark and patent office seeks to review […]
26 November, 2018

Venezuela: Expiration of ratification of administrative resources and cancellation actions to avoid loss of rights in proceedings

On 4 November 2018, the 588 Official Gazette of the Venezuelan Industrial Property Registry was published comprised of Sixteen Volumes and 21 Administrative Resolutions. Through this bulletin, […]
23 November, 2018

Colombia: Producers and directors in Colombia against Film Funding Bill

On 8 November 2018, the members of the Colombian Association of independent film producers (ASOCINDE in Spanish) sent a letter to the lawmakers behind the Film Funding […]
22 November, 2018

Peru: Peru will enter the Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) of the World Intellectual Property Organization

On 8 November 2018, the Intellectual Property Office of Peru (INDECOPI in Spanish) announced that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will technically assist the Government of […]
20 November, 2018

Regulatory: Chile | Study reveals that Food Law has no significant effect on chocolate or candy consumption

The Food Law was enacted in Chile in 2015 and came into force in 2016.  This law seeks to provide clearer and intelligible information to consumers […]
7 November, 2018

Colombia: Changes in fee amounts under the Madrid Protocol

As of January 1, 2019, the amounts of the individual fee payable with respect to Colombia will change. The new amounts can be found in WIPO’s announcement […]
6 November, 2018

Colombia: Bill creating the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation one debate away from becoming reality

The bill creating a new Ministry in Colombia to promote innovation, science and technology, is one step away from becoming a reality. With 10 votes in […]
30 October, 2018

Latin America: Chile and Brazil conclude negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement

On 18 October 2018, negotiations to reach a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Chile and Brazil were concluded.  After four rounds of negotiations, both countries made progress […]
15 June, 2018

European Union sued China before WTO for allegedly TRIPS Agreement infringement

On 1 June 2018, the European Union (EU) filed a lawsuit against China before the World Trade Organization (WTO), for alleged violations of the Agreement on Trade-Related […]