15 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - tren subterráneo - Brasil

Brazil: Brazilian antitrust authority hits 11 companies and 42 individuals for rigging bids for subway construction

Following a six year investigation, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) has fined different companies and individuals for a total of EUR 126 million for rigging bids […]
14 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Informes de situación militar - Unión Europea

European Union: The Court of Justice of the European Union assessed copyright protection of military situation reports drafted by the German government

On September 27, 2012, Funke Medien requested access to the military situation reports (Unterrichtung des Parlaments “UdP”), prepared by the German government between September 1, 2001, […]
13 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Autoridad Colombiana en Metrología - Colombia

Colombia: SIC sanctions pharma corporations for the sale of medications in excess of ceiling prices

On 31 July, the Colombian National Authority on Metrology (SIC) hit pharmaceutical companies for failing to comply with Circular 04 of 2012, issued by the National Commission […]
12 August, 2019
OlarteMoure - Convocatoria Nacional - Colombia

Colombia: Colciencias launches nationwide call to support patent application filings and IP management

On July 19, Colciencias launched a nationwide call to support patent application filings and intellectual property management, seeking to bolster activities related to the protection of inventions derived […]
23 July, 2019
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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
OlarteMoure - Convenio de la haya

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 […]
11 July, 2019

Addressing trademark infringement and misuses in Social Media

Social media has become an important tool to connect with one another and as a means to promote one’s business ideas.  Visibility of products or services […]
5 July, 2019
OlarteMoure - registro de marca de color - Colombia

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

Blockchain and Intellectual Property

The concept behind blockchain is simple and that is what makes it a threat or an enormous opportunity for the world as we perceive and know […]
4 July, 2019
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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
La División Antimonopolio del Departamento de Justicia, inició la revisión de los decretos de consentimiento de la Sociedad Americana de Compositores, Autores y Editores (ASCAP) y del Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), con el objetivo de determinar si los decretos deben mantener su forma actual, modificarse o terminarse.   Los decretos de consentimiento han regulado por más de 75 años la forma en que ASCAP Y BMI otorgan los derechos de interpretación pública a usuarios de música como cadenas radiales y televisivas, salas de conciertos, bares, restaurantes y almacenes de cadena, entre otros, estableciendo la manera en que se compensa a los músicos por el desempeño público que han tenido sus creaciones musicales. Los Decretos establecen un procedimiento especial ante un juez en el caso de que las partes no puedan llegar a un acuerdo sobre el precio apropiado de la licencia.  Hasta el momento, ninguno de los decretos tiene fecha de expiración.   Según declaraciones del Asistente del Fiscal General de la División Antimonopolio Makan Delrahim, la industria de la música ha evolucionado y con ella las necesidades de los creadores y usuarios. Así mismo afirmó que es importante que la División Antimonopolio reevalúe constantemente si los decretos continúan sirviendo al consumidor americano y si deben modificarse para lograr mayor eficiencia. La División Antimonopolio ha publicado una invitación para que los interesados realicen comentarios en su página web.

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
OlarteMoure - Plenaria del Senado - Colombia

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
OlarteMoure - Cartel de los Pollos - Chile

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
OlarteMoure - Mauricio Macri - Argentina

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
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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
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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
OlarteMoure - Derecho de autor - Ecuador

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 […]