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LATIN AMERICA

PACIFIC ALLIANCE CONVERSATORY

The directors and representatives of the industrial property offices of Chile, Mexico, Peru and Colombia, the WIPO Deputy General Director of the Development Sector, and the program Manager of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, have gathered in the Pacific Alliance Conversatory in order to discuss innovation levels in the region and the importance of cooperation of organizations such as WIPO for the economic and social development of the mentioned countries.

BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR AND PERU

CONCEPT REGARDING THE RELATION BETWEEN GOODS OR SERVICES OF THE SAME CLASS

In Prejudicial Interpretation 312-IP-2014, the Andean Community Court of Justice pointed out that the fact that goods or services belong to the same class does not indicate necessarily that there is a relation between them.

BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR AND PERU

CONCEPT IN RELATION WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PREJUDICIAL INTERPRETATION

In Prejudicial Interpretation 38-IP-2014, the Andean Community Court of Justice referred to the obligatory nature of the prejudicial interpretation within the Andean legal framework.

COLOMBIA

BOGOTA’S JUDICIAL DISTRICT SUPERIOR COURT CONFIRMS THE AUTHORITY OF THE NATIONAL COPYRIGHTS DIRECTION (DNDA) TO PRACTICE EXTRAPROCEDURAL TESTS

Bogota’s Judicial District Superior Court confirmed the authority of the Colombia’s National Copyright Agency (DNDA) to practice extraprocedural tests by means of the decision issued in file No. 20160153100.

COLOMBIA

PROPOSED LEGISLATION SEEKING TO SIMPLIFY THE RENEWAL AND AMENDMENT OF MARKETING AUTHORIZATIONS OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC REAGENTS

The Health Ministry has submitted a proposed legislation aiming to simplify the renewal and amendment of marketing authorizations for medical devices for human use in classes IIb and III, and in vitro diagnostic reagents.

COLOMBIA

THE COLOMBIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE HAS SET INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY FEES FOR 2017

The Colombian Trademark Office recently published Resolution 64742 by means of which official fees for all industrial property matters in 2017 have been set.

COLOMBIA

THE DEADLINE TO CONDUCT REGISTRATION BEFORE THE NATIONAL DATABASE REGISTRY EXPIRES ON NOVEMBER 8th, 2016

The Superintendence of Industry and Trade has reminded that people handling personal data must register before the national database registry by November 8th 2016.

COLOMBIA

POSSIBLE TAX INCREASE FOR COPYRIGHT RELATED CONTENT

After the so called “Netflix Law”, several sectors are pressuring different taxes for streaming platforms.

PANAMA

REGULATORY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES A NEW APPLICATION TO REVIEW MARKETING AUTHORIZATIONS.

The Regulatory Authority will launch an application to verify if imported health products have their respective marketing authorization by using their bar code.

VENEZUELA

THE TRADEMARK OFFICE (SAPI) INITIATED A PROCEDURE TO SPEED UP OPPOSITION DECISIONS

SAPI has initiated a process to expedite oppositions and has notified all opponents, by means of Extraordinary Intellectual Bulletin No. 566, that all oppositions must be ratified in writing in order to prove interest to continue with their proceedings. The deadline to ratify them will expire on November 14, 2016.