13 June, 2018

IAM Patent Colombia | 2018 Ranking GOLD | OlarteMoure & Asociados

IAM Patent Colombia A 45-strong IP team – unrivalled in scope on the Colombian patent scene – combined with a dedicated drafting department allows OlarteMoure to […]
13 June, 2018


13 June, 2018

China extends pharma patents protection to 25 years

According to Nikkei Asian Review -and in a measure that seems aimed at diverting criticism from the United States about intellectual property violations-, on 29 May 2018, China […]
12 June, 2018

Colombia: Government make available USD $2.4 million to support I+D projects

On 25 May 2018 -and by means of a credit line and a public call-, the National Learning Service (SENA in Spanish) and the Colombian Authority for the Promotion […]
7 June, 2018

Congress of Colombia studies unification of Civil and Commerce Law Codes

Currently, the Lower Chamber (House of Representatives) of the Colombian Congress debates a Bill that proposes the unification of the Civil Code (sanctioned on 26 May 1873) and […]
6 June, 2018

Brazil now has a fast-track exam for pharmaceutical patents

On 8 May 2018, the Brazilian Patent Office (INPI in Portuguese) issued Resolution 217/2018, which modifies Resolution 80 of 2013 and introduces changes in the fast or fast-track examination […]
5 June, 2018

Colombian Congress approved new Law on Copyright: pending Presidential Sanction for its entry into force

On 22 May 2018, the Colombian Congress approved a Bill updating the current legislation on copyright and related rights. According to the Colombian Copyright Office (DNDA in […]
1 June, 2018

Brasil-USA PPH enters into Stage II

On 8 May 2018, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI in Portuguese), issued Resolution 218/2018, through which started Stage II of the Patent Prosecution Highway Agreement […]
31 May, 2018

EU’s GDPR: on the eve of its entry into force, Mark Zuckerberg met with the European Parliament

On 22 May 2018, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO) attended the European Parliament, in order to answer the questions posed by several representatives of the European Union (EU) […]
30 May, 2018

Argentina approved a new Antitrust Law

On 9 May 2018, Argentina approved its new Antitrust Law (N° 27.442).  The law will seek to provide greater control over abusive practices and dominant companies, and […]
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 […]
24 May, 2018

Colombian Corporate Authority imposed sanction on company by obstructing an investigation into the occurrence of bribes at transnational level

On 9 March 2018 -and according to El Tiempo newspaper-, Colombian Corporate Authority (Superintendencia de Sociedades in Spanish) sanctioned Vram Holding Company with COP $ 155 million […]
23 May, 2018

Colombian Antitrust Authority fines “IPS UNIVERSITARIA” for the sale of medicines above the maximum prices established

On 10 May 2018, the Colombian Antitrust Office (SIC in Spanish) fined fined the Healthcare Institution (IPS in Spanish) IPS UNIVERSITARIA for selling during a year 10 medicines exceeding the […]
22 May, 2018

Mexico adheres to Convention 108 of the Council of Europe for data processing

On 26 April 2018, the Mexican Senateapproved the country’s adherence to the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing […]
21 May, 2018

OECD’s Trade Committee authorizes Colombia’s accession: a final approval would be given by the end of the month

On 16 May 2018, the OECD’s Trade Committee gave its approval to the Colombia’s accession in that organization. Despite the objections made in terms of compliance with […]
15 May, 2018

Leaders League ranking Propiedad Intelectual y Nuevas Tecnologías (Colombia)

18 April, 2018

For Copyright infringement, Peru suspends “3 Reyes” World Cup album sale

On 6 April 2018, the Copyright Office of Peru (INDECOPI in Spanish) imposed cessation precautionary measures against Capri Internacional S.A. y 3.0 Consulting Group S.A.C., ordering the […]
17 April, 2018

Domains with .app extension now can be registered

Starting 29 March 2018, Google opened the first stage of registration for .app domains, which means that domain names under that extension can be registered from […]
16 April, 2018

Colombia was chosen by WIPO and WEF as a pilot country for Inventor Assistance Program

On 6 April 2018, the Colombian Patent Office (SIC in Spanish) informed that inventors without monetary resource will have the possibility of contacting specialized lawyers who […]