20 June, 2019
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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 […]
19 June, 2019
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Colombia: Constitutional Court allows inspections performed by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce and the Superintendence of Corporations

The Constitutional Court recently unveiled a court decision (C – 165 of 2019) clarifying and reaffirming the inspection and surveillance duties performed by the Superintendence of Industry and […]
18 June, 2019
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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
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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
OlarteMoure - Derecho a la cita - Colombia

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
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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
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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
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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 […]
6 June, 2019
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Argentina: Government Issues New Regulatory Decree Regarding Industrial Designs

On 9 May 2019, the Argentinian Patent Office issued Decree 353 of 2019,in which regulation of Decree-Law No. 6673/63 on registration of industrial models and designs was […]
5 June, 2019
OlarteMoure - Datos personales - Colombia

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 […]
4 June, 2019
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Global: ICANN ruled to continue the assignment proceeding for top level domain name .amazon, despite related disputes over the online term “amazon”

Recently, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ruled to continue with the assignment proceeding for “.amazon”. The decision was issued in favor of the American […]
29 May, 2019

Infographic | Our client’s trademarks in Colombia’s Top of Mind

29 May, 2019
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Dominican Republic: Intellectual Property: Official fees increase

The Dominican Republic Intellectual Property Office announced the new official fee schedule for IP applications would be effective 2 May 2019. These rates had not been […]
28 May, 2019
OlarteMoure - Filtración de datos - Panamá

Panama: Government investigates possible personal data leak

On 14 May 2019, Panamanian authorities opened a case to evaluate a possible leak of personal data of 3.4 million Panamanians. The National Authority for Government Innovation (AIG) announced through […]
27 May, 2019
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EU: The Official Journal of the European Union published Copyright Directives for online broadcasts and the digital single market

On 17 April the Official Journal of the European Union published directives 2019/789 and 2019/790 that adapt copyright rules to current platforms, including music streaming services, […]
24 May, 2019
OlarteMoure - Libre competencia - Colombia

Colombia: Attorney General challenges formula to calculate fines for anti-competitive practices

The Colombian Attorney General for public affairs  requested on 6 May before the Constitutional Court that partial unconstitutionality of article 26 of Law 1340 of 2009  (Antitrust Law) […]
23 May, 2019
OlarteMoure - Políticas Antimonopolio - Colombia

Colombia: “Emerging Trends in Antitrust Policy and Enforcement: Colombia, Latin America, and Beyond”, one of the most important antitrust forums will be held in Colombia this week

Hotel Las Americas located in Cartagena Colombia hosted on 14 May the PRE-ICN forum “Emerging Trends in Antitrust Policy and Enforcement: Colombia, Latin America, and Beyond”. The […]
22 May, 2019
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Colombia: Colombian congress approves Financial technology license fast track

On May 2nd, Colombian senate decided to adopt the National Development Plan (NDP) document allowing conditional licenses for the Financial technology industry needing to conduct supervised financial activity. […]