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COLOMBIA

NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF COPYRIGHT (DNDA) ISSUES ITS FIRST ADVANCE SENTENCE

The National Copyright Directorate (DNDA) issued its first anticipated ruling on December 12th 2017

COLOMBIA

COUNCIL OF STATE CONFIRMS THE FACT THAT AN INITIAL OR PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT WHICH DECIDE THE APPLICATION OF A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PRE-JUDGEMENT

By means of the brief that decided the request for precautionary measures issued by the State Council under file number 11001-03-24-000-2016-00407-00, the aforementioned entity restates that the initial or preliminary assessment made when deciding a precautionary measure request, according to paragraph 2 of article 229 of the CPACA, does not constitute a prejudgment

COLOMBIA

PROTECTION OF RIGHTS OF PROMINENT FIGURES TO DENY TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS

The Trademark Office has recently protected the rights of prominent figures and denied the registration of trademarks filed by third parties which according to said entity could affect them and mislead consumers

COLOMBIA

COLCIENCIAS and MINTIC LAUNCHED THE SPIN-OFF TIC PROGRAM

Colciencias and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MINTIC) launch the SPIN-off TIC program with the aim of strengthening and boosting the transfer capabilities and the constitution of spin-off TIC in universities and companies

CHILE

CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF NICE FOR THE YEAR 2018 BY THE INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY – INAPI

As of January 2nd of this year, the Industrial Property Institute (INAPI) will begin to apply and use the updated version of edition No. 11 of the Nice International Classification of Products and Services

PERU

MANUAL OF GOOD PRACTICES FOR DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION

The Manual of Good Practices for Distribution and transportation is in force since the last January 2nd 2018 for pharmaceutical products, medical devices and health products