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ARGENTINA

PROCEDURE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF GEOPHRAPHICAL INDICATIONS AND DENOMINATIONS OF ORIGIN OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

On November 2017, Resolution No. 319-E/2017 was published, by means of which the Agroindustria Ministry regulated the procedure for the registration of geographical indications and denominations of origin of the European Union in Argentina.

BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR AND PERU

COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE ANDEAN COMMUNITY CONFIRM THE FACT THAT THE COMPETENT NATIONAL OFFICES ARE AUTONOMOUS IN REGARDS TO THEIR DECISIONS

By means of preliminary interpretation of Process 66-IP-2017, the Court states that the trademark registration system adopted in the Andean Community is supported by the autonomous and independent activity of the competent national offices in each member country.

BRAZIL

PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE THE BACKLOG OF PATENT APPLICATIONS

The Patent Office of Brazil and the Brazilian Ministry of Industry and Commerce issue a drastic proposal to eliminate the existing backlog of unexamined patent applications.

COLOMBIA

ISSUANCE OF RESOLUTION NO. 75248 OF 2017 THROUGH WHICH THE “CIRCULAR ÚNICA” IS MODIFIED

The Colombian Trademark Office issued Resolution No. 75348 of 2017, by means of which modified numeral 6.2.2 of the Sixth Chapter of Title X of the “Circular Única” in regards to the trademark’s registration term granted in Colombia.

COLOMBIA

THE SUPERINTENDENCY OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE, COLCIENCIAS AND THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF BOGOTA MADE THE FOURTH VERSION OF THE PATENT SCENARIO IN BOGOTÁ

The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce along with Colciencias and the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, held on December 1st 2017, the fourth version of the “Rueda de Patentes” in Bogotá.

EUROPEAN UNION

RULES ON EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARKS AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS WILL NO LONGER APPLY TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

As of March 30th of 2019, United Kingdom will become a “third state” and EU trademarks, as well as registered and unregistered community designs will have no effect in the United Kingdom but will have in the rest of the 27 Member States. The same will happen with pending applications.