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Intellectual Property Bulletin

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COLOMBIA

PATENT GRANT TIME FRAME HAS BEEN REDUCED
The time frame for granting a patent in Colombia has been reduced to 27 months. The average time for patent prosecution in other countries is four years.

BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR AND PERU

STRINGENT REGISTRABILITY EXAM FOR PHARMACEUTICAL TRADEMARKS
The registrability exam for pharmaceutical trademarks should be more thorough due to the dangerous consequences that a potential confusion would entail to the consumer’s health.

LATIN AMERICA

THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES
Analysis and studies made by the EPO and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have evidenced that Latin America and the Caribbean Countries have a great potential for developing climate change mitigation technologies.

LATIN AMERICA

CURRENT STATUS OF THE PHARMA FIELD PATENTABILITY IN LATIN AMERICA
Latin America remains an important target for the pharmaceutical companies to produce and protect their inventions. Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru Bolivia and Venezuela make their efforts to bring these inventions to their countries.