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Intellectual Property Bulletin

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BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR Y PERU

COPYRIGHT AS AN IMPEDIMENT TO THE APPLICATION FOR TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

Fictional characters, by themselves, are not protected by copyright. Original titles (that are not generic or trivial) are.

COLOMBIA

PROVISIONAL SUSPENSION REGARDING ACCUSED ACTS RELATED TO INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

In a recent decision, the Colombian State Council, opened the possibility of applying for a provisional suspension of accused acts regarding Intellectual Property, and set the guidelines to do so.

COLOMBIA

PRODUCTS THAT ADDRESS THE NEED TO EAT ARE NOT RELATED TO THOSE PRODUCTS THAT ADDRESS THE NEED TO DRINK

On January 28, 2016 the Colombian Council of State issued decision regarding the possibility of coexistence between PAZI ZARA y PASTA ZARA in Class 30, and found that coffee and pasta, despite being in the same class, serve different purposes, insofar as the first addresses the need to quench the thirst while the second addresses the need to eat. Therefore it concluded there is no relationship between the products.