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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INPI Brazil creates a pre-service that will work as an individualized guidance service for users branded INPI Conecta Todos (INPI connects everyone)
The agreement deals with cooperation between member countries to preserve their geographical identities, which are intellectual property markers that demonstrate the origin and certify the quality of products.
Cláudio Furtado, President of INPI, and Christian Archambeau, EUIPO's Executive Director, both met on May 31 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the following 4 years between the institutions.
So far, INPI (Argentina), INPI (Brazil), INAPI (Chile), SIC (Colombia), SENADI (Ecuador), INDECOPI (Peru), ONAPI (Dominican Republic), DNPI (Uruguay), RNP (Costa Rica), SIC (Colombia), IMPI (Mexico), WIPO (as an honorary member), and now INPI Brazil, are all members.
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.
The EU Industry Days is an annual event highlighting industrial frontrunners, ongoing industrial policy discussions and improving the knowledge base of European industry.
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