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Intellectual Property Bulletin

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BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR AND PERU

COMPULSORY LOCAL INTEREST PROOF FOR ANDEAN OPPOSITIONS

Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru share the same Intellectual Property Law. Even though these Andean Community countries do not have an Andean trademark which is valid in all four countries, owners of registered trademarks or pending applications in any country may use them as grounds to oppose in the others

COLOMBIA

LOWER FARES OF REGISTRATION BEFORE THE COLOMBIAN FOOD AND DRUG AUTHORITY

The National Surveillance Institute for Drugs and Foods (Invima) expects the new platform “Invima in a click” to be implemented by the end of this year

COLOMBIA

THE SUPERINTENDENCY OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE SIGNS AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE ANDEAN COMMUNITY

The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, the last August, signed an agreement with the Court of Justice of the Andean Community in order to establish a regulatory framework between the entities

MEXICO

MANDATORY DECLARATION OF USE FILING FOR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

One of the reforms included in the recent reform to the Mexican Industrial Property Law is a new obligation for all trademark owners to prove their use

URUGUAY

THE GOVERMENT DECREES AS MANDATORY THE NUTRIONAL LABEL IN THE FRONT OF THE FOOD

Last August, the Uruguayan government signed a decree which stablished that the label in the front of the packages of food is mandatory

PPH AGREEMENT BETWEEN BRAZIL AND DENMARK

Following the steps taken with the Us, Japan, UK and China, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) recently executed a patent prosecution highway agreement with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO) that came into effect on last September 1st, 2018