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Intellectual Property Bulletin

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COLOMBIA

COLOMBIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE AND NATIONAL LEARNING SERVICE (SENA) SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT TO FACILITATE THE REGISTRATION OF COLOMBIAN TRADEMARKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS.

The National Learning Service (SENA) and the Colombian Trademark Office, hope to help approximately 1,000 future entrepreneurs, with the creation of the FONDO EMPRENDER or ENTERPRENEUR FUND.

COLOMBIA

STREAMING SERVICES DO NOT GENERATE RELATED RIGHTS SINCE IT IS NOT CONSIDERED BROADCASTING.

Colombia’s Copyright authority (DNDA) determined that Streaming services that are provided through platforms such as Netflix, Spotify and others that are similar, do not generate rights ancillary to copyright. This is due to the fact that access to works protected by copyright through these services occurs on the internet and not through traditional radio waves.

ARGENTINA

TELEVISION FORMAT IDEAS ARE NOT APPROPRIABLE

The artistic manager of the series ‘Patito Feo’ has recently filed a suit against the production company of the program on the Chamber of Appeals for Commercial and Civil disputes in Federal Argentina, arguing that he was the original inventor of the program’s format. In this case, the Argentinian court accurately considered that in the field of copyright ideas are not appropriable, and consequently, the plaintiff could not claim any ownership over them.