18 March, 2019

Colombia: Specialized Court in IP infringements (SIC) ruled in favor of CROCS, condemning EVACOL for three-dimensional trademark infringement

By means of a first instance ruling issued on 21 February 2019, the SIC ruled against EVACOL by declaring infringement of a three-dimensional trademark. The trademark was […]
15 March, 2019

Erratum slip

There is an error in edition 148  of our OM Weekly Digest. There is no new Repression Law of Anticompetitive  Behavior in Peru. What was published […]
14 March, 2019

United States: Amazon launches a new tool to deal with counterfeit sale of goods in their web page

Amazon announced a new artificial intelligence tool created to stop the sale of counterfeit products that are currently available to the customer through Amazon’s website. The tool […]
13 March, 2019

Colombia: National authority confiscates more than 12 thousand units of counterfeit cosmetic products

By means of a press release dated 26 February 2019, the National Authority for Regulatory Affairs in Colombia (INVIMA) reported the confiscation of more than 12 thousand […]
12 March, 2019

Peru: Public transport and users request compensation after collusion in the Gas Vehicle Market.

On 22 February 2019, the Peruvian Competition Office issued a bulletin reporting that the Peruvian Mass Transport Workers Union and the Consumers Association will request compensation in consequence […]
11 March, 2019

Colombia: New decree will protect new home buyers

The Decree 282 of 2019 forces building developers and/or owners to establish collateral warranties covering all risk of latent structural defects in the 10 years after properties are […]
7 March, 2019

Italy: Italy’s antitrust authority fined Ryanair and Wizzair due to their cabin bag policy

Italy’s antitrust authority fined low cost airlines Ryanair and Wizzair due to their cabin bag policy. According to authorities, the airlines were raising ticket prices in a […]
6 March, 2019

Peru: New Repression Law of Anticompetitive Behavior in Peru

A new repression law on Anticompetitive Behavior in Peru became effective 19 February 2019. The most important reforms that this Law introduces are: i) offenses committed abroad […]
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 […]
4 March, 2019

Colombia: Colombian Trademark Office (SIC) grants protection to color trademark for the first time

On 20 February 2019 the SIC stated that NESTLÉ’s brand “VERDE PANTONE 361C”, jointly used with the wordmark “MILO”, had allegedly been infringed. The case has […]
1 March, 2019

Colombia: Russia resumes imports of Colombian beef

The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported the reactivation of Colombian beef imports, after conducting an audit visit to verify Colombia’s actions […]
28 February, 2019

United States: MIT professors sue Ford Motor Company over engine features in F-150 engines

On January 30, 2019, three Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professors filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Ford Motor Co., regarding the newest fuel efficient engines contained […]
27 February, 2019

Colombia: The Colombian Constitutional Court to hold an open hearing to debate freedom of speech in social media

The Constitutional Court has set date (28 February 2019) to debate to debate freedom of speech in social media. It’s relevant to mention that the Interamerican Press […]
26 February, 2019

Colombia: The Colombian Council of State denies request for preliminary injunctions against Decree 2085 of 2002 which regulates the protection of test data

As part of the administrative procedure of Juan C. Pérez against the Nation (Ministry of Health and Social Protection), seeking to declare the annulment of certain […]
15 February, 2019

Colombia: The Office of Regulatory Affairs (SIC) has published two draft resolutions related to Legal Metrology in Colombia

Starting 30 January until 1 March 2019, the Colombian Office of Regulatory Affairs (SIC)will post two projects related to the regulation of metrology in Colombia. These […]
14 February, 2019

United States: Merck granted U.S. patent for Blockchain technology

Merck, a German science and technology company, announced the grant of U.S. Patent No. 10.193.695. The patent relates to the creation of ‘crypto-objects’, an innovative security procedure […]
13 February, 2019

Germany: The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple remains

The Munich Regional Court initially decided to impose a partial ban on iPhone sales in Germany on 20 December 2018, thus awarding a win to Qualcomm. […]
12 February, 2019

United States: The U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues New Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office USPTO issued the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. This Guidance evaluate the eligibility of patent claims. The new guide: […]
11 February, 2019

Colombia: Arts and Crafts industry in Colombia may now register their work online

The Colombian Copyright Office (DNDA) and the Arts and Crafts Public Association (Artesanías de Colombia) have decided to sign agreement ADC-2018-497 allowing artisans to register their works online […]
8 February, 2019

Belgium: Brussels Commercial Court allows the operation of UberX

The Brussels Commercial Court has decided that UberX is not a taxi service, thereby abiding by Brussels’  legal framework. The decision was taken in the framework […]