16 January, 2019

Peru: Indecopi fines the city of Tacna for unfair competition

On 5 January 2018, the Peruvian Office for Competition Affairs (Indecopi) sanctioned the City of Tacna for acts of unfair competition, with a fine close to […]
15 January, 2019

Spain: Spanish trademark law reform goes into effect

On 27 December 2018, the Spanish Government enacted Royal Decree Law 23/2018, which reforms the current Trademark Law. This reform shall go into effect on January 14, […]
14 January, 2019

Brazil: Brazil creates the National Authority for Data Protection and National Policy for the security of information in the federal administration

On December 26 and 27, 2018, the Government of Brazil enacted Provisional Measure # 869/2018, which creates the National Protection Data Authority (NPDA), a regulatory body […]
9 January, 2019

Colombia: YouTube Lounge at the Cartagena International Music Festival

The International Music Festival of Cartagena will take place from January 4 to 13, where, among other things, YouTube will be present as an allied platform for Colombian artists, […]
8 January, 2019

Colombia: Deadline expires for Public Entities to register Public Databases

On 23 November 2018, the Olarte Moure Weekly Digest informed that on 30 November 2018 the deadline for companies and non-profit entities to register their databases […]
17 December, 2018

Colombia: Competition Office and the President of Colombia ratify their commitment to free competition and free enterprise

The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC in Spanish) turned 50 years.  As part of the celebration, the Office ratified its commitment to consumer protection, free enterprise […]
14 December, 2018

CLARIFICATION ASIPI- New Executive Committee for the 2018 – 2021 term

Please find below our revised article published 30 November 2018 in our OM Weekly Digest. The Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI) held its XX Congress […]
13 December, 2018

Latin America: Latin American countries sign Letter on interests in leniency program to fight business cartels

On 28 November 2018, Competition Authorities of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru signed a letter in Paris stating the importance of using the Leniency program to […]
12 December, 2018

North America: New agreement between Mexico, United States and Canada

On 30 November 2018, the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) was signed, which replaces the NAFTA agreement. The next step is congress approval in […]
11 December, 2018

Colombia: Superintendence of Industry and Commerce plans to extend the validity of Resolution containing technical regulations of metrological control in pre-packaged products

Superintendence of Industry and Commerce proposed a bill to extend the validity of Resolution 16379 of June 18 2003, whereby the technical regulations applicable to the metrological […]
10 December, 2018

CAN – Andean Community approves Decision that harmonizesquality and health safety standards of marketed cosmetics in the region.

On 26 November 2018, the Andean Community approved Decision 833, which will come into force 26 November 2019.  This Decision will harmonizequality standards of cosmetic products originating […]
30 November, 2018

Colombia: Changes are afoot in the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce

The Superintendent of Industry and Commerce, Andrés Barreto, commented on the upcoming changes within the entity.  With these changes the trademark and patent office seeks to review […]
29 November, 2018

Peru: Indecopi reminds merchants that price rounding must be in favor of consumers for cash payments

On 16 November 2018, the Peruvian Consumer Protection Office (Indecopi in Spanish) stated that in light of the Central Reserve Bank’s (BCR in Spanish) disposition to […]
28 November, 2018

Colombia: More than 85 thousand counterfeit products were seized in different cities

On 15 November 2018, the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA in Spanish) issued a statement announcing the confiscation of more than 85,000 fraudulent products that […]
27 November, 2018

European Union: Flavors of food products cannot be copyrighted

On 13 November 2018, the European Court of Justice advised decision C-310/17 for case Levola Hengelo BV/Smilde Foods BV. In the decision, the Court finds that the flavor […]
26 November, 2018

Venezuela: Expiration of ratification of administrative resources and cancellation actions to avoid loss of rights in proceedings

On 4 November 2018, the 588 Official Gazette of the Venezuelan Industrial Property Registry was published comprised of Sixteen Volumes and 21 Administrative Resolutions. Through this bulletin, […]
23 November, 2018

Colombia: Producers and directors in Colombia against Film Funding Bill

On 8 November 2018, the members of the Colombian Association of independent film producers (ASOCINDE in Spanish) sent a letter to the lawmakers behind the Film Funding […]
22 November, 2018

Peru: Peru will enter the Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) of the World Intellectual Property Organization

On 8 November 2018, the Intellectual Property Office of Peru (INDECOPI in Spanish) announced that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will technically assist the Government of […]
21 November, 2018

Colombia: Regulatory Authority must compensate woman for PIP implants

The Court of Cundinamarca ordered the Regulatory Authority (INVIMA in Spanish) to pay a woman compensation of 40 monthly minimum wages , for irregularities in the health […]
20 November, 2018

Regulatory: Chile | Study reveals that Food Law has no significant effect on chocolate or candy consumption

The Food Law was enacted in Chile in 2015 and came into force in 2016.  This law seeks to provide clearer and intelligible information to consumers […]