BIOTECHNOLOGY FIELD PRACTICES ON PATENTABILITY
On October 5th, 2015 the Argentinean Patent Office issued Resolution 283/2015 whereby the patentability criteria in the biotechnology field are included. It contains as well some amendments to the Patentability Guidelines followed by the Patent Office.
STANDARD OF DATA FOR HUMAN USE DRUGS
Resolution 3166 of August 20, 2015 defines and implements the Data Standards for Human Use Drugs in Colombia. It is a new database that has as purpose the implementation of a facilitating mechanism for the exchange of information, in order to contribute to the development of the National Pharmaceutical Policy and facilitate the interoperability of the agents regarding drugs for human use.
TRADEMARK OFFICE TO APPLY THE NEW “CÓDIGO GENERAL DEL PROCESO” (GENERAL PROCEDURE CODE) FROM THE 1ST OF JANUARY 2016
The announcement was made in the Third Meeting of Judicial Authorities in Bucaramanga, where the Trademark Office confirmed that the new rules of procedure will start to take place on January 1st 2016.