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Intellectual Property Bulletin

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BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR Y PERU

THE PREJUDICIAL INTERPRETATION CONSULTED BY THE PTO AND ISSUED BY THE ANDEAN COURT OF JUSTICE IS APPLICABLE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESS.
The Andean Court of Justice accepted that the Patent and Trademark Offices may request voluntary prejudicial interpretation of the Andean regulations at any time during the registration procedure.

COLOMBIA

TRADEMARK SPECIALTY PRINCIPLE HAS BEEN TEMPERED
The Trademark Office has adopted the criterion that the relationship between products and/or services, even if they belong to the same Int’l Class, has to be demonstrated.

COLOMBIA

THE COLOMBIAN CONSUMER PROTECTION AUTHORITY RESTRICTED THE CIRCULATION AND SALE OF A WORK PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT
It is being discussed if the Consumers Protection Authority is entitled to interfere with the integrity or circulation of a book protected by copyright.

MEXICO

FINAL TEXT OF THE TTP NEGOTIATIONS.- PATENT ASPECTS
The Mexican Government has recently released the final text of the TTP negotiations which includes important aspects such as regulatory data protection, patent linkage and patent term compensations.