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.
IP resources library
This library presents open-access IP materials especially designed for EU SMEs doing business in Latin America.
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 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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WIPO Global IP perception survey 2023: Latin American and Caribbean states showed high awareness index scores
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has published a groundbreaking survey that explores awareness and attitudes towards intellectual property (IP) rights.
On September 14, the President of the European Patent Office (EPO), António Campinos, had a meeting in Mexico City with the Director General of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), José Sánchez Pérez.
It is expected that Uruguay will become a contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty by the end of 2023.
In Uruguay, income derived from the use of intellectual property and other intangible assets are exempt from Tax on the Rents and Activities in Uruguay (IRAE).
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.
Protecting your innovative ideas in Europe before your Latin America journey: a collaboration with the European IP Helpdesk and ENRICH in LAC
The Latin America and the European IP Helpdesk have both worked with ENRICH LAC to collaborate on a video on the Intellectual Property landscape in Europe.
As it was previously mentioned in Part I of this series on the protection of your IP on e-commerce platforms in Latin America, we will now look deeper into the specific issues of these platforms, with a quick guide on how to ensure that IP rights are best protected when doing business online in Lati