The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the European Union (EU) and associated COSME 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.
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Latin America - Upcoming events
These 5 Agreements will enter into force in Peru on 18 October 2022.
8 Latin American countries (Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, and Peru) are now members of the Treaty
During the last assembly of the Member States of the WIPO, the president of INDECOPI announced that Peru is willing to advance regarding intellectual property matters to fight against piracy.
INAPI has provided users with two documents updating information on patent, utility models and designs guidelines, bearing into account the recent entry into force of Law 21.355 that modified the industrial property system in Chile.
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.
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