The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the European Union (EU) and Single Market Program (SMP) associated countries to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in or relating to Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela), by providing free information and services. These comprise jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, as well as training, materials and online resources.
Find more information about the team, collaborators and the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Our Intellectual Property experts provide professional, confidential and tailor-made answers to your IP-related questions within a maximum of 3 working days.
The Helpdesk offers on-site and online training activities that cover relevant IP topics for EU SMEs and entrepreneurs looking to expand their business to Latin America.
IP resources library
This library presents open-access IP materials especially designed for EU SMEs doing business in Latin America.
IP innovative tools for pre-evaluating costs related to IP management in Latin American countries and self-evaluation to measure your status in terms of IP management and IP knowledge.
Phone number: +34 96 590 9684
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Latin America - Upcoming events
Innovat&Match Brokerage Event
- Bologna, Italy
- Live streaming available
EBN Congress 2023
- Brno, Czechia
Paraguay deposits its accession to the Budapest Treaty
The Budapest Treaty will enter into force in Paraguay on August 5, 2023.
EC publishes new report “Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries”: Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador remain as priority 3 countries
The European Commission (EC) recently published its biennial Report on the “Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries”. Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador remain as priority 3 countries for the European Union (EU).
DINAPI implements the use of EUIPO's TMclass system
TMclass helps you to search for and classify Goods and Services (terms) needed to apply for trade mark protection. You can also translate a list of Goods and Services and verify if those terms appear in the classification databases of the Participating Offices.
INPI and the USPTO discuss collaboration initiatives for 2023
The representatives of Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) came together to discuss about extending the ongoing actions by enhancing the technical cooperation between the two institutions this year.
The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk team welcomes you warmly to its blog, where you will find updated information concerning Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America, as well as other interesting information about SMEs, internationalisation, R&D or innovation.
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.