8 April, 2020

Interactive Manual on suspensions and overall changes in major IP offices and jurisdictional entities worldwide amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

17 March, 2020

Leaders League | Competition & distribution – Antitrust – Ranking 2020

THE FIRM: Founded in 2003, OlarteMoure is a highly specialized intellectual property, regulatory and competition law firm formed by recognised leaders in their fields and academic […]
21 February, 2020

Airbus agrees on USD4 billion to international authorities to solve global bribery and commercial crime investigations

Airbus agreed to pay USD 4 billion to reach an agreement on charges of global bribery and commercial crimes with French, British and American authorities after an […]
16 January, 2020

IAM Global Leaders 2020 | Carlos Olarte

What led you to establish your own law firm? The first driver behind my decision was a desire for greater independence to develop a more patent-centric […]
7 January, 2020

Current issues worldwide on the Cannabis business

The growing Cannabis business is not being matched by worldwide regulation. Governments seem reluctant to issue comprehensive or consistent rules for the industry. Unlike in other […]
10 December, 2019

Brands and Environmental Awareness: an unexplored yet attractive path

Geographical Indications (from now on GIs or GI depending on the context) have always existed as a simple reference to products that come from a particular […]
2 December, 2019

Dominican Republic: New deadline for adapting and complying with labeling provisions of prepackaged food and beverages

As reported by ULISES CABRERA ABOGADOS, the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) issued a new deadline for adapting and complying with the provisions for labeling of […]
2 December, 2019

India: India approves PPH pilot program with Japanese Patent Office

Indian government recently approved a PPH pilot program with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO). A PPH is an international cooperation instrument for streamlining patent prosecution, by considering favorable […]
2 December, 2019

Colombia: Denomination of origin protection of black crafts of the Chamba region in Tolima is granted

Colombian trademark office grants a DO to black handicrafts made in Chamba, Guamo, Tolima. The news came from Ana María Fríes, Director of Artesanías de Colombia and Juliana […]
2 December, 2019

Colombia: New resolution explains how medical products not included in basic health benefit plan will be paid

On 15 November 2019, the General Social Security Fund Administration (ADRES) issued Resolution 41656 of 2019, through which alternative courses are set for the verification, control, and […]
29 November, 2019

Colombia: The first Fund of All Funds is born to finance entrepreneurs with public and private contributions

Colombia officially launched on 13 November the Fund of All Funds for entrepreneurs and companies within the orange (innovation-driven) economy. This will provide financing alternatives, other than credit, to […]
27 November, 2019

Colombia: Government issues new policy for digital transformation and artificial intelligence

Colombia recently passed a new National Policy for Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence, aiming to promote the strategic use of digital technologies in the country. The policy […]
27 November, 2019

Colombia: Authority files administrative order against Rappi and initiates formal investigation

Consumer protection authority orders RAPPI to comply with consumer protection and e-commerce rules, given more than 750,000 complaints and claims were filed between April and October 2018 from […]
27 November, 2019

Colombia: Trademark office grants third all-time motion trademark

In October, the Colombian Trademark Office by means of Resolution No. 50720, granted the registration of the third motion trademark in Colombia to Gaseosas Colombiana S.A.S. This mark […]
12 November, 2019

Criminal and Civil Litigation in Industrial Property – Colombia: When to use it?

Colombia has a history of protecting Industrial Property rights through civil and criminal remedies. Its unitary (non-federal) political system, even if decentralized and as a member […]
7 November, 2019

Colombia: Unfair competition and antitrust office authorizes Nutresa and Alpina merger

On 24 October, the Colombian Unfair Competition and Antitrust Office (SIC) formally approved Grupo Nutresa and Alpina to acquire 70% of Atlantic FS S.A.S. shares, a protein and […]
5 November, 2019

Peru: INDECOPI publishes “Inspection Visit Draft Guideline”

The Peruvian Unfair Competition and Antitrust Office (INDECOPI) published on 14 October 2019 an “Inspection Visit Draft Guideline” with the purpose of having comments/suggestions submitted up […]
21 October, 2019

United States: US Treasury Sanctions Members of a Significant Corruption Network in South Africa

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned family members and their close business associates under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for corruption, […]
15 October, 2019

Colombia: Constitutional Court unifies current position regarding appeals in the General Code of Process

Constitutional Court has unified the appeal regime established in the General Code of Process (GCP), through decision SU-418. The decision was taken after analyzing four cases […]
4 October, 2019

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