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 […]
31 January, 2019

Argentina and Chile: The benefits of the Chile-Argentina free trade agreement

Chile and Argentina have formalized a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Its implementation will allow greater participation of Argentina with the Pacific Alliance. Additionally, it will benefit exporters […]
2 November, 2018

México: Mezcal producers required IMPI to prevent states with no Mezcal tradition from obtaining a protected designation of origin

In August 2018, some mezcal producers protested against the Intellectual Property Office (IMPI in Spanish) to prevent the inclusion of Morelos, the State of Mexico and Aguascalientes […]
31 October, 2018

United States: Fresenius Kabi achieves global agreement with AbbVie with respect to Fresenius adalimumab, a biosimilar candidate of AbbVie Humira

The German company Fresenius Kabi has sealed a worldwide settlement with AbbVie Inc, concerting all pending patent litigations between the two companies.  Under the terms of […]
30 October, 2018

Latin America: Chile and Brazil conclude negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement

On 18 October 2018, negotiations to reach a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Chile and Brazil were concluded.  After four rounds of negotiations, both countries made progress […]
29 October, 2018

Colombia: Trademark Office protects ancestral practices of the Colombian Pacific coast and cancels the Viche del Pacífico trademark

On 12 October 2018, the Colombian Trademark Office (SIC in Spanish), through Resolution Nº 77612, cancelled the registration of VICHE DEL PACIFICO trademark as it is a […]
28 September, 2018

IP STAR 2018 – Patents & Trade mark prosecution (Colombia)

Tier 1| Patents Tier 2 | Trade mark prosecution Patent Editorial 2018 According to a competitor, OlarteMoure‘s patent practice is “what the firm is most known for due to its […]
29 May, 2018

Colombian Trademark Office declared the notoriety of Noel’s TOSH trademark in cookies

On 30 April 2018 (y by means of Resolution 33.705/2018), the Colombian Trademark Office recognized the notoriety of the TOSH sign (requested by Compañía de Galletas Noel, […]
28 May, 2018

Mexico updates its Industrial Property Law on Trademarks

On 18 May 2018, the Mexican Congress made public the Amendments and Additions to the Industrial Property Regime in Trademarks, introducing important modifications to prosecution and opposition […]
14 March, 2018

International clothing brands are accused of plagiarizing Mexican indigenous embroidery designs

On 26 February 2018, approximately eight clothing brands were accused of having plagiarized designs of indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Hidalgo (Mexico). These brands (within which […]
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 […]
9 February, 2018

Complimentary Issue to Managing IP Magazine

Managing IP Magazine Managing IP is pleased to reveal the first set of results of the research for the 2018 edition of IP STARTS. In this […]
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 […]
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 […]
2 September, 2016

HOMECOMING | Bibiana Agudelo

  Bibiana Agudelo (Trademarks Area Director) Interview 1. Bibi, you were born and raised in Bogota. What’s it like to return to Colombia after 13 years? […]
18 July, 2016

“Country Hill” obtained the Well-Known Trademark status

We have been notified of the decision no. 40124 of 23 June 2016, by the Direction of  Distinctive Signs of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce […]
27 June, 2016

“Doria” obtained the Well-Known Trademark status

We have been notified of the decision no. 33283 of 31 May 2016 by the Direction of  Distinctive Signs of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) deciding […]
15 March, 2016

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016 (SILVER)

   OlarteMoure Though best known for its patent prowess, OlarteMoure also wins warm commendations in the trademark area. The “break-out firm” has done much to transform and […]
11 March, 2016

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2016 (Colombia)

16 February, 2016

Getting the Deal Through – Trademarks 2016

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2016, (published in September 2015) For further […]