15 February, 2018

Colombian Antitrust Authority ratified penalties to private security companies that committed anti-competitive practices

On 30 January 2018 –and due to a freedom of competition violation-, the Colombian Antitrust Authority (SIC in Spanish) confirmed the penalties imposed to seven private surveillance […]
14 February, 2018

Brazil extended its PPH Program with the United States until May 2018

On 26 January 2018 –and in accordance with Resolution 210/2018-, the Brazilian Patent Office (INPI in Portuguese) decided to extend the period of the Patent Prosecution […]
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 […]
13 February, 2018

Colombian Patent Office grants a patent protecting revolutionary genetic therapy against cancer

We congratulate our clients Novartis AG and The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania for the recent granting of a patent directed to an isolated chimeric antigen […]
9 February, 2018

Andean Community bans the use of certain ingredients in cosmetic products

With the entry into force of Resolution 1953/2017 -issued by the General Secretariat of the Andean Community- the restriction and prohibition (according to each case) of certain ingredients for […]
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 […]
7 February, 2018

European Commission sanctioned Qualcomm with USD$ 1.2 billion for abuse of dominant position

On 24 January 2017, antitrust officials of the European Commission sanctioned Qualcomm –a leader Company in cellphone chips technology- with a penalty of USD $1.2 billion for abuse […]
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 […]
5 February, 2018

OM Weekly Digest (19-01-2018)

. COLOMBIA | Patents, Regulatory | Declaration of Public Interest for Hepatitis-C antivirals in Colombia begins: some pharmaceutical companies have already been notified Further to the OM Weekly Digest […]
26 January, 2018

OM Weekly Digest (26-01-2018)

.. COLOMBIA | Corporate Law, Antitrust | Colombian Antitrust Authority approves Bayer-Monsanto merger The Colombian Antitrust Authority (SIC in Spanish) approved the economic concentration between Colombian subsidiaries of Bayer-Monsanto […]
19 January, 2018

OM Weekly Digest (19-01-2018)

.. COLOMBIA | Patents, Regulatory | Declaration of Public Interest for Hepatitis-C antivirals in Colombia begins: some pharmaceutical companies have already been notified Further to the OM Weekly Digest […]
12 January, 2018

OM Weekly Digest (12-01-2018)

.. COLOMBIA | Trademarks, Patents | Suspension of procedures by problems in the Colombian Patent and Trademark Office Digital Platform Due to problems in the Digital Platform (SIPI in Spanish) […]
3 January, 2018

Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences 2018

  Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Life Sciences 2018, (published in November 2017; contributing editors: Alexander Ehlers, Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner […]
1 January, 2018

OM Weekly Digest (05-01-2018)

.. COLOMBIA | Patents, Regulatory | Colombia starts a Declaration of Public Interest Procedure (seeking a Compulsory License) for Hepatitis C antivirals By means of Resolution 5146/2017, the Colombian Ministry […]
22 December, 2017

OM Weekly Digest (22-12-2017)

.. COLOMBIA | Anti-counterfeiting, Copyright | Piracy of Books and Software in Colombia generates losses of 300 million dollars per year According to the BSA | The Software Alliance latest report -as well […]
7 December, 2017

OM Weekly Digest (07-12-2017)

.. COLOMBIA | Intellectual Property | Colombia will encourage innovation in the Agricultural Sector On 29 November 2017, the Congress of Colombia approved a Bill implementing an innovation program in […]
1 December, 2017

OM Weekly Digest (01-12-2017)

.. BRAZIL, CHINA | Patents | Brazil and China signs a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) On 13 November 2017, the Patent Offices of Brazil (INPI in Portuguese) and China (SIPO) signed […]
24 November, 2017

OM Weekly Digest (24-11-2017)

.. VENEZUELA | Patents | Venezuela would reform its Patent Law to facilitate production of generic medicines On 14 November 2017, the Government of Venezuela stated that it […]
17 November, 2017

OM Weekly Digest (17-11-2017)

.. BRAZIL | Patents | Brazil-EPO PPH: requirements for its application were disclosed On 7 November 2017, the Brazilian Patent Office (INPI in Portuguese) issued Resolution 202/2017, which establishes application criteria […]