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 […]
14 June, 2019

Colombia: Andean Community Court of Justice issues opinion on the right to cite information gathered online and on copyright assignment of works made for hire or developed under labor contract

On 19 March 2019, the Court of Justice of the Andean Community issued a Prejudicial Interpretation on INDECOPI (Plaintiff) versus Mori Paredes (Defendant), regarding alleged copyright […]
13 June, 2019

China: Amendments to the Trademark Law will provide further remedies to avoid malicious applications and combat trademark infringements

China recently amended its Trademark Law in an attempt to provide further protection for IP rights. The bill recently passed focuses on two major aspects: (i) avoiding […]
12 June, 2019

Argentina: Mid-Term Declaration of Use (MTDU) submission to maintain trademark registration validity

Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) issued Resolution No. 123/2019 on 27 May implementing the need to submit a Mid-Term Declaration of Use (MTDU) declaring that the […]
11 June, 2019

Colombia: Possible amendments to Cannabis regulations for medicinal use

The Ministry of Health presented a bill for amending existing regulations on Cannabis for medicinal purposes. The purpose of the bill is to regulate the evaluation, monitoring […]
10 June, 2019

Brazil: New National Authority for Data Protection in Brazil, and changes to General Data Protection Act

On August 2020 Executive Order #869/2018 will come into effect through which the National Authority for Data Protection (NADP) is created, and the Brazilian General Data Protection Act […]
7 June, 2019

Brazil: After senate approval, Brazil adheres to the Madrid Protocol

On 3 April 2019, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved Bill 98/2019 on the Treaty “Madrid  – International Trademark System”, better known as the Madrid Protocol. On 22 […]
5 June, 2019

Colombia: Rappi and Banco Falabella fined for breach of Personal Data Protection Act

On 25 April 2019, the Colombian Personal Data Protection Office (SIC) sanctioned Banco Falabella and Rappi for not acknowledging people’s right to suppress their data when said companies […]