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All you need to know about Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in Brazil
NDAs are legally enforceable in Brazil and widely used for general business purposes whenever a party needs to disclose sensitive or confidential information to its counterpart before the performance of a business project, commercial transaction, collaboration, due diligence, or hiring employees.
Empowering and Embracing Women in IPR and Innovation - Policies and Measures in Africa, China, India, Latin America or South-East Asia (World IP Day 2023)
The International IP SME Helpdesks have joined forces hereby to address this issue by supporting women innovators in unlocking their innovative ideas. To do so, the Helpdesks have compiled initiatives being carried out by countries and IP national offices to support women in their IP journey.
New IP Law in Chile (II): main changes in the trade mark system
If you are an EU SME willing to protect your brand in Chile, and you would like to know how to register your trade mark, how to enforce your brand in Chile, stay with us, since today’s blog is about the main changes in Chile for the trade mark system.
New IP law in Chile (I): main changes in the patent system
The entry into force of the dispositions of Ley Corta No. 21,355 imply the incorporation of unprecedented figures in the Chilean Industrial Property regulation. In this article, we will examine thoroughly what the changes in patents are.
Check how to register and protect your Intellectual Property in Chile
Are you interested in internationalizing your business to Chile? It is essential to protect your intangible assets through IPRs, and this is not an easy task. The first step is to find adequate information.
Register and protect you Intellectual Property in Mexico
How do I protect my trade mark? What are the steps to register a patent? Can I extend the protection of my EU trade mark, design or patent to Mexico? How is the best way to combine patent and trade secrets protection?
How can young EU entrepreneurs benefit from Intellectual Property in Latin America? (IP DAY 2022)
If you are a young entrepreneur or just a humble content creator, and you would like to succeed in the region of Latin America, have a look to the following tips depending on the sector:
World IP Day
The topic of world IP day this year is "IP and Youth: Innovating for a better future". Check out here how the young entrepreneurs and creators are can receive help in protecting their intellectual property in China, South East Asia, India and Latin America!
EUIPO IP Enforcement Portal: keep infringements under control
With the new release, the IP Enforcement Portal (IPEP) becomes the single e-filing and management point for customs applications for action (AFA) for 24 Member States, with an alternative system for the remaining three (DE, ES and IT).
EU Industry Days: the resilience of EU SMEs in the green and digital sectors
The EU Industry Days is an annual event highlighting industrial frontrunners, ongoing industrial policy discussions and improving the knowledge base of European industry.
How to protect your intellectual property rights in Argentina
Are you interested in internationalizing your business to Argentina? It is essential to protect your intangible assets through intellectual property rights. It is not an easy task. The first step is to find adequate information. Many doubts arise at the beginning of this challenge
Register and protect you Intellectual Property in Brazil
How do I protect my trade mark in Brazil? What are the steps to register a patent in Brazil? Can I extend the protection of my EU trade mark, design, or patent to Brazil? How is the best way to combine patent and trade secrets protection?
2021: The year in review (in the eyes of the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk)
Before the Christmas celebrations begin, it is now the right time to take stock of the biggest news that we have covered for you throughout 2021 on Intellectual Property and Latin America
The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk experience inside the world cup of tech (Lisbon Web Summit 2021)
Considering the nature of this event, questions from participants mainly focused on fintech, deep technologies, digitalisation, e-health, industry, cyber security or climate change. To them, IP protection is a must.
The Main challenges when applying for a patent in Argentina for EU SMEs
What are the advantages that EU SMEs have when filing a patent application in the Argentine System?
What are the difficulties faced by EU SMEs when applying for a patent?
The General Data Protection Act (LGPD) in Brazil: “the Brazilian GDPR”
Last year, it came as a surprise to us all that Brazil´s Senate had passed the General Personal Data Protection Law (LGPD), which is now into force, and penalties have entered into force last August 2021.
Chile and the adherence to the Madrid Protocol - What can we expect
A couple of months ago, the Chamber of Deputies & the Senate approved the adherence of Chile to the Agreement of the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Trade marks.
Recent changes to non-traditional trade mark registration requirements in Colombia
Unconventional trade marks play with the consumer´s senses, making any sign capable of being represented graphically to be eligible for distinguishing products and services.
A more sustainable world, thanks to an SME and its relationship with intellectual property
The entrepreneur recommends being thoroughly informed beforehand, through the support of programs such as the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk, in order
EU and US´s takes on third countries IP systems: a focus in Latin America
With just a three-days difference, the European Commission and the US Trade Representative have published their Report on the protection and enforceme