20 July, 2014

Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2014

Colombia chapter written by:  Carlos R Olarte and Andrés Rincón. (Link)
2 July, 2014

Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences 2014

Colombia chapter written by:  Carlos R Olarte, Andrés Rincón and Liliana Galindo. (Link)
24 June, 2014

Pharma test data protection legal nature

Andrés Rincón Uscátegui Abstract (full text only in Spanish) Although not an intellectual property asset as such, such as a patent, the protection of test data […]
25 September, 2013

Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences 2013

Colombia chapter written by: Carlos R. Olarte, Andres Rincon and Liliana Galindo. (Link)
25 September, 2013

Getting the Deal Through – Trademarks 2013

Colombia chapter written by: Juan Guillermo Moure, Juan Felipe Acosta and María Clara Calderón. (Link)
12 July, 2013

Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2013

Colombia chapter written by: Carlos R. Olarte, Andres Rincon and Liliana Galindo. (Link)
12 July, 2013

Colombia’s PBR system faces unsolved problems

A closer look at the numbers shows that asexually reproduced varieties, especially ornamentals, have benefited greatly from the system. Th is is quite plausible as 44% of the total applications originate from […]
1 June, 2006

Too Famous? Preventing Genericity of your Trademark

The dream of any product line manager is for her trademark to become “top-of-mind” amongst the consumer.  In other words, when the potential purchaser thinks of […]
22 May, 2006

Patent Opposition Practice

Basic Procedure Andean Decision 486, which is the governing IP law in Colombia and the rest of the Andean Community (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia), allows third […]
18 May, 2006

Peru: if You go to the Supermarket, Take Your Piggybank

As in many countries, in Peru it has become commonplace for consumer’s rights protection associations to question the merchant practice of rounding cents (e.g.  if your […]
28 July, 2005

The Andean Opposition

Big Brush Paints and Thinners Ltd. (hypothetical company for this hypothetical case) is a Colombian corporation that is starting to sell its products throughout the Andean […]
26 July, 2005

Criminal Patent Infringement

In a seminal decision, the Colombian Attorney General’s Office has confirmed an indictment against a local pharmaceutical manufacturer charging it with criminal patent infringement.  This decision […]
8 July, 2005

“But I Only Bought a Trademark”: The Duty to Inform Economic Integrations

Big Brush Ltd. (hypothetical company for this hypothetical case) acquires a trademark from one of its suppliers so it can expand its product portfolio. A few […]
22 May, 2005

The Importance of Registering a Trademark and Unfair Competition

Big Brush Paints and Thinners Ltd., has not yet registered its trademark “Big Brush” before the Colombian Trademark Office (CTO).  Recently, the General Manager of Big […]
30 June, 2004

Proving Notoriety

A trademark is a sign that identifies a particular business’s products or services and distinguishes them from others in the marketplace. The scope of the trademark […]
4 June, 2004

Decision in Action for Defense of Colective Rights on Pesticides and Public Health

In an important ruling dated May 27, the State Administrative Tribunal of Cundinamarca issued a first stance decision in an action for defense collective rights (“Acción […]