5 March, 2018

Argentina and Venezuela were included in the blacklist of countries that don’t respect Intellectual Property rights

On February 2018, Venezuela and Argentina were at the bottom of the ranking developed by the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the US Chamber of […]
2 March, 2018

Colombia’s entry into the OECD is pending, for non-compliance of commitments in Intellectual Property

On 25 February 2018, United States sent a letter to the Colombian Government, in which specifies a series of commitments on intellectual property that Colombia must fulfill […]
1 March, 2018

Government of Brazil issued regulatory decree for innovation law and research project generation

On 9 February 2018, the Brazilian Government published a decree regulating science, technology and innovation legal framework.  The new regulation will make possible the research and innovation […]
28 February, 2018

Colombia authorizes sale of ExxonMobil lubricant business to Terpel, but confirms conditions in fuel business

On February 16, 2018 –and further to previous news on the subject-, the Colombian Antitrust Authority (SIC in Spanish) authorized the sale of the lubricants business […]
27 February, 2018

Peruvian Antitrust Authority introduced antidumping measures to Chinese Companies in the zipper market

On 19 February 2018, the Peruvian Antitrust Authority (INDECOPI in Spanish) imposed antidumping duties on zipper imports and its original parts that are produced in China, after […]
26 February, 2018

Mexico’s announced an investigation to e-commerce platform services for abuse of dominant position

On 1 February 2018, Mexico’s Competition Authority (COFECE in Spanish) initiated an investigation about the enforcement of possible antitrust practices in the market for e-commerce platform services […]
23 February, 2018

Graffiti artists obtained a favorable judgment for 6.7 million dollars

On 12 February 2018, a New York Federal Judge issued a judgment in favor of 21 graffiti artists who had denounced a property owner located in Queens […]
22 February, 2018

Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement in lawsuit for theft of trade secrets

On 9 February 2018, Uber and Waymo lawsuit for theft of trade secrets came to an end, since the parties reached a settlement in which Uber is […]
21 February, 2018

Known artist arraigns 5 New York museums with an antitrust suit

On 6 February 2018 –and according to Bloomberg-, the known painter “Art Bastard” impacted the art establishment with a US$100 million proposed class action, in which […]
19 February, 2018

WHO declared the main ingredient in medical cannabis nonaddictive and nontoxic

On 10 November 2017, the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECCD) issued a statement in which recommends not cataloging cannabidol (CBD) as a psychoactive […]
16 February, 2018

Peruvian Consumer Rights Authority would sanction Cencosud for importing canned goods with parasites

On February 6 2018, the Peruvian Consumer Rights Authority (INDECOPI in Spanish) initiated an administrative proceeding against Cencosud –a Chilean retailer with important market share in […]
15 February, 2018

Colombian Antitrust Authority ratified penalties to private security companies that committed anti-competitive practices

On 30 January 2018 –and due to a freedom of competition violation-, the Colombian Antitrust Authority (SIC in Spanish) confirmed the penalties imposed to seven private surveillance […]
14 February, 2018

Brazil extended its PPH Program with the United States until May 2018

On 26 January 2018 –and in accordance with Resolution 210/2018-, the Brazilian Patent Office (INPI in Portuguese) decided to extend the period of the Patent Prosecution […]
13 February, 2018

Colombian Council of State will reduce backlog: it is expected a faster speed to solve IP Invalidity Actions

On 15 December 2017, the Council of State (the Colombian Supreme Court responsible for reviewing invalidity actions) has decided to make an agreement between its First […]
13 February, 2018

Colombian Patent Office grants a patent protecting revolutionary genetic therapy against cancer

We congratulate our clients Novartis AG and The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania for the recent granting of a patent directed to an isolated chimeric antigen […]
9 February, 2018

Andean Community bans the use of certain ingredients in cosmetic products

With the entry into force of Resolution 1953/2017 -issued by the General Secretariat of the Andean Community- the restriction and prohibition (according to each case) of certain ingredients for […]
8 February, 2018

Argentine Patent and Trademark Office issues internal guidelines to implement Decree simplifying procedures

On 16 January 2018 -and with the issuance of Resolution IP-001/2018-, the Patent and Trademark Office of Argentina (INPI in Spanish) regulated some aspects of the Decree […]
7 February, 2018

European Commission sanctioned Qualcomm with USD$ 1.2 billion for abuse of dominant position

On 24 January 2017, antitrust officials of the European Commission sanctioned Qualcomm –a leader Company in cellphone chips technology- with a penalty of USD $1.2 billion for abuse […]
5 February, 2018

Venezuela: Patent and Trademark fees could decrease substantially

  As has been the case since 2015 -and as a result of a reform of the Venezuelan Tax Law-, fees of trademarks and patents in […]
7 March, 2017

WELCOME | Beatriz Morales

  Beatriz Morales (Barranquilla Regional Manager) Interview 1. Beatriz, you were born and raised in Cartagena but have been living in Bogota for almost 16 years. […]