20 November, 2018

Colombia: MEDICAMENTOS Y EQUIPOS fined for hiking medication prices in excess of established caps

On 6 November 2018, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC in Spanish) imposed a sanction to MEDICAMENTOS & EQUIPOS COLOMBIA S.A.S. for not complying with Circular 01 […]
19 November, 2018

Brazil: The Brazilian Patent Office publishes Resolution regarding the use of examinations from other countries

On 30 October 2018, the Brazilian Patent Office published Resolution No. 227/2018establishing that the result of searches carried out in other Patent Offices worldwide could be […]
9 November, 2018

Colombia: Extension of Triclosan and Triclocarban-containing inventory clearance deadline

On 5 October 2018, through Resolution No. 2025 of 2018, the Andean Community decided to extend the Triclosan and Triclocarban-containing inventory clearance deadline. Clearance was established […]
8 November, 2018

Mexico: FOX Sports announced the first anti-piracy workshop dedicated specifically to sports in Latin America

On 20 and 21 February 2019, Fox Sports will hold the first anti-piracy workshop dedicated specifically to sports in Latin America.  The workshop will take place […]
7 November, 2018

Colombia: Changes in fee amounts under the Madrid Protocol

As of January 1, 2019, the amounts of the individual fee payable with respect to Colombia will change. The new amounts can be found in WIPO’s announcement […]
6 November, 2018

Colombia: Bill creating the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation one debate away from becoming reality

The bill creating a new Ministry in Colombia to promote innovation, science and technology, is one step away from becoming a reality. With 10 votes in […]
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 […]
1 November, 2018

Argentina: New rules in Argentina regarding sworn certification of the Spanish translation of priority documents for patent applications

In January 2018, the Government of Argentina issued the Decree 27 of 2018, which simplified several administrative procedures.  Among these, it eliminated the obligation to provide […]
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 […]
3 August, 2018

Colombia and Argentina signed agreement to facilitate Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification for chemical synthesis drugs

On 19 July 2018, the Regulatory Authorities of Colombia and Argentina signed an agreement in order to facilitate the exchange of GMP certificates for chemical synthesis drugs, allowing […]
2 August, 2018

Colombia: New Copyright Act is signed

On 12 July 2018, Copyright Act 1915 of 2018 was signed by the Colombian Government, by which copyright legislation is updated. The new legislation sets Colombian authors, artists, performers and […]
1 August, 2018

New Data Protection Act in Brazil: pending Presidential Sanction for its entry into force

On 11 July 2018, the Brazilian Senate approved a bill to implement a National System of Personal Data Protection.  As it had already passed through the Chamber of […]
31 July, 2018

Colombia signed Decree simplifying health registration procedures for products manufactured from plants, including cannabis

On 6 July 2018, Colombia signed Decree 1156/2018.  The Decree simplifies the health registration regime for phytotherapeutic products, incorporates new international references, and sets guidelines for its issue. […]
30 July, 2018

Google hit with €4.3 billion fine from the European Commission

On 18 July 2018, Google was fined with a €4.34 billion (USD$ 5.078 billion) by the European Commission, for abuse of dominant position through its operating system […]
25 July, 2018

Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2018

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2018 (Published: April 2018). For further […]
15 June, 2018

European Union sued China before WTO for allegedly TRIPS Agreement infringement

On 1 June 2018, the European Union (EU) filed a lawsuit against China before the World Trade Organization (WTO), for alleged violations of the Agreement on Trade-Related […]
14 June, 2018

Cuba already allows its citizens to have internet services in their homes

On 1 June 2018, the Cuban Government held the III International Congress of Economic Management and Development, in which it highlighted the progress made in the […]