19 May, 2022

OM Weekly Digest 19/05/22

We share with you our OM Weekly Digest, news report on intellectual property, competition and much more.
13 May, 2022

OM Weekly Digest 12/05/22

We share with you our OM Weekly Digest, news report on intellectual property, competition and much more.
7 February, 2022

Consumer protection authority issues e-consumer protection guide

On 20 December 2021, Colombia’s Consumer Protection Authority (SIC) issued a guide gathering all rights and duties of all e-commerce players in Colombia, as well as […]
7 February, 2022

Jurisdiction of intellectual property nullities

Under current legislation, the Council of State has full jurisdiction over annulment actions in cases related to industrial property. However, starting 26 January 2022, all annulment […]
7 February, 2022

New rules on recording final beneficiaries

Colombia’s tax authority – DIAN – closed 2021 regulating how final beneficiaries are recorded on the Sole Registry of Final Beneficiaries – RUB –, and also […]
13 January, 2022

New homeowner protection measures in effect

Colombian Decree 282 of 2019´s main purpose is to protect homeowners from all damages they might suffer in case of total or partial property destruction. The […]
6 January, 2022

France fines Google and Facebook

The French National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL), the privacy and data protection regulator, found after investigations that the websites of Facebook.com, Google.fr and Youtube. […]
23 July, 2019

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 […]
22 July, 2019

Global: New Hague Convention seeks to facilitate global enforcement

On 2 July 2019, the delegates at the Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, after almost 30 years of efforts, adopted the Convention […]
5 July, 2019

Colombia: Andean Community Supreme Court rules in favor of the Colombian Trademark Office, regarding color trademark registration

Suit was filed in 2015 at the Andean Supreme Court against the Colombian Trademark Office for allegedly granting the right of registration of a color trademark […]
4 July, 2019

Colombia: Colombian Copyright Office condemned IMDICOL to indemnify Microsoft for using unlicensed software

In a decision issued 2 May 2019, the Colombian Copyright Office condemned IMDICOL LTDA to indemnify Microsoft on the amount of COP 12,659,999, for the use of […]
3 July, 2019

United States: Department of Justice Opens Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has opened a review of its consent decrees with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and […]
28 June, 2019

Colombia: Performing artist law approved by Senate in last debate

On 13 June 2019, the Colombian senate approved a bill aimed at providing employee benefits to Colombian actors. Said law looks to formalize the performing arts profession […]
27 June, 2019

Colombia: Olarte Moure Patent Prosecution Coordinator leads and participates in a special edition of the AIPF Bugle about legal strategies for filing divisional patent applications across several jurisdictions

Our senior associate Ms. Mónica Guevara, Patent Prosecution Coordinator, recently led and participated in the development of the paper entitled “Divisional Practices around the Globe”, developed by […]
27 June, 2019

Chile: Chicken Cartel

On 10 June, local media informed that the National Corporation of Consumers and Users of Chile (CONADECUS) filed a lawsuitbefore the Tribunal for the Defense of Free […]
26 June, 2019

Argentina: President Macri signed Decree 403/2019 modifying patent prosecution

On 5 June 2019, Argentinian president Mauricio Macri signed Decree 403/2019 modifying Annex II of Decree 260/1996, which regulates Patents and Utility Models. The Decree will become effective […]
25 June, 2019

Canada: Top 10 changes in new Trademark Law by which Canada adheres to Madrid Protocol

After five years of high expectations, radical amendments to Canadian trademark law finally became effective 17 June 2019. The following are the main changes to the law: 1. […]
20 June, 2019

Spain: The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers suspends the SGAE

The General Meeting of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) decided on 30 May 2019 to suspend the Spanish General Society of Authors and […]
18 June, 2019

Ecuador: Ecuador blocks 5 websites due to copyright infringement

On 6 June 2019, by order of the Ecuadorian Copyright Office (SENADI), Internet providers will have to block access to five sites of the “rojadirecta” platform due […]
17 June, 2019

Colombia: Grants in Colombia increased by 6.6% in 2018

As recently reported by local media, the Colombian Patent Office (SIC) granted 1,384 patents in 2018 for residents and non-residents. This amount represents a 6.6% increase compared […]