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COLOMBIA

SUPERINTENDENCE OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH CRAFTS OF COLOMBIA TO SUPPORT ARTISANS IN INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ISSUES

On November 1st 2017, the Colombian Trademark Office and Artesanias de Colombia signed a new agreement with the purpose of protecting the industrial property of artisans in the country.

COLOMBIA

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION DENIAL ON THE GROUNDS OF LACK OF DISTINCTIVENESS

The Colombian Trademark Office denied registration for a figurative trademark consisting on the representation of the caduceus applied in classes 3, 5 and 10, arguing that it lacked the required distinctiveness to be registered.

BRAZIL

BRAZIL

BRAZILIAN PATENT OFFICE PUBLISHES THE CRITERIA FOR A NEW FAST-TRACK EXAMINATION PROCESS OF PATENT APPLICATIONS

On November 7th 2017, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office published Resolution No. 202/2017, which established new criteria for a novel fast-track examination process of patent applications regarding a pilot program between the Brazilian Patent Office and the European Patent Office.

BRAZIL

CREATION OF THE INTER-INSTITUTIONAL ARTICULATION GROUP (GAI) BETWEEN THE BRAZILIAN PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (INPI) AND THE NATIONAL AGENCY OF SANITARY SURVEILLANCE (ANVISA)

INPI and ANVISA published joint ordinance no. 2 on November 9th 2017, establishing the creation of the Inter-Institutional Articulation Group (GAI) between both entities to harmonize the patentability criteria.

PERU

A BILL HAS BEEN FILED TO PROMOTE AND REGULATE THE MEDICINAL USE OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS

In Peru, a bill was filed before The Congress to promote and regulate the medicinal use of cannabis products.