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BRAZIL

GAS AND OIL INNOVATIONS INCREASE
The number of innovations in the gas and oil sectors in Brazil have increased due to the research and development performed by Petrobras, Halliburton, Schulember and Baker Hughes. The Technological Park of Río de Janeiro owned by the Federal University is the largest one in Latin America and is supported by important gas, oil and energy companies.

BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR y PERÚ

INDEMNITIES AND FINES IN SOFTWARE INFRINGEMENT CASES
The Andean Community Court has referred to the differences between indemnities and fines that must be assumed by infringers of software copyrights in the event that, after committing the infringement, they acquire licenses for the infringed software. It should be understood that the concept of indemnities is broader than the mere compensatory payment of the royalties that were not received as a consequence of the unlawful use of the Software.

COLOMBIA

PATENT RESTORATION TERM IN COLOMBIA
Following the next two months after the Patent has been granted, the applicant can request before the PTO the Patent restoration term that allows compensating the PTO’s delay during the patent application prosecution.

COLOMBIA

NEW CERTIFICATION TRADEMARK FOR KOSHER MEAT
The new certification trademark granted by the Trade Mark Office allows the owner, KOSHER HALAK BET YOSEF, certifying that the meat and acquired derivatives were obtained following the kosher sacrifice guidelines.