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Intellectual Property Bulletin

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ARGENTINA

AMENDMENTS IN THE ARGENTINEAN PATENT AND TRADEMARK LAW

The Argentinean government issued Emergency Decree No. 27/2018, by means of which administrative patent and trademark procedures of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) are simplified and the prosecution periods are shortened

BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR AND PERU

IMPORTANCE OF SAFEGUARDING TRADE NAME AND TRADE EMBLEM EVIDENCE OF USE

Trade name and trade emblem protection in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru is granted with their first in commerce and ends when their use stops

COLOMBIA

COLOMBIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE PUT INTO OPERATION EXPEDITED TRADEMARK FORMAL EXAMINATION

As of October 1st 2018, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, put into operation the Accelerated Form Exam for the registration of trademarks and commercial slogans, in order to reduce the time elapsed between the filing and the publication of the application of the sign in the Industrial Property Gazette

COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA CONTINUES TO MAKE PROGRESS IN THE REGULATION OF LIABILITY AND COMPENSATION RELATED TO LIVING MODIFIED ORGANISMS

By means of the Law 1926 of 2018, Colombia approved the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Protocol on liability and compensation regarding genetically modified organisms, supplementary to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

COLOMBIA

INVIMA ISSUES A PROJECT FOR MEDICINES STERILIZATION PROCESSES

INVIMA issued the project regarding sterilization processes for medicines. This was issued to reply the reports of microbiological contamination in sterile products which are considering a risk in public health

CHILE

NON-USE CANCELLATION OF TRADEMARKS PROJECT

The Chilean Government has an urgent project to approve the non-use cancellation of trademarks