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Latin America - Factsheets

The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk offers a wide range of jargon-free and business-oriented factsheets, introducing the reader to all aspects of intellectual property protection and management in Latin America.

There are three types of factsheets:

  • Country factsheets, which present the IP landscape of a specific territory.
  • Sectorial factsheets, presenting the key IP aspects of a specific industry.
  • Factsheets focused on specific IP topics in Latin America
Intellectual Property (IP) conflicts among SMEs have a great impact on their finances, and their survival and success depend on how effectively they...
Intellectual Property (IP) refers to all creations of the mind, such as images used in commerce or music. IP is usually divided into two categories...
Although there is a certain degree of international harmonisation in the domain of intellectual property law, some relevant differences can still be...
Although Intellectual Property legislation enjoys a certain degree of international harmonisation, Central America’s IP legislation differs somewhat...
Although a certain degree of international harmonisation exists in the domain of intellectual property law, some relevant differences can still be...
Although Intellectual Property legislation enjoys a certain degree of international harmonization, the legislation of the Dominican Republic differs...
Although there is a certain degree of international harmonisation in the domain of intellectual property law, some relevant differences can still be...
Patents are exclusive rights granted for inventions, i.e. technical solutions to problems, which could consist of a product, process or use, as far as...
Industrial designs are not as common as other IP rights, such as patents or trade marks. Nevertheless, the protection of industrial designs is...
EU SMEs are often involved in the production of creative works, inventions and distinctive symbols that generate a profit to their creators or...
An intellectual property right (‘IPR’) gives its holder a wide range of rights to prevent third parties from taking advantage of the use or...
Automotive manufacturing is one of Europe’s most relevant industrial activities and involves collateral sectors accounting for millions of jobs, large...
The fashion sector is a highly competitive environment where differentiating your products from your competitors’ ones may make the difference between...
The ownership of an intellectual property right (IPR) gives the holder a wide range of rights to prevent third parties from taking advantage of the...
The EU is Chile’s third trade partner and an import supplier, comprising 13% of Chile’s total trade in 2018. Chile has become a key market catalysing...
Although a certain degree of international harmonization exists in the domain of intellectual property law, some relevant differences can still be...
Paraguayan legislation provides for reasonable standards as regards IP protection. The country is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and...
The Plant Breeder’s Right is established by the Argentine law on Seeds and Plant Breeding (Law No. 20.247). This law protects the rights of plant...
When a business is scaled at an international level, the introduction of products or services into a new market involves the licensing of IP rights or...
The definition of technology transfer varies depending on the context and on the approach. Taking a more entrepreneurial approach, technology transfer...
In Peru, any sign may be registered as a trade mark, provided that it is capable of distinguishing products or services within the market. In order to...
In general, a Trade Secret is any confidential commercial or industrial information that confers a competitive advantage to a company. For example, a...
Although there is a certain degree of international harmonisation in the field of intellectual property law, Uruguayan legislation differs somewhat...