PHARMACEUTICAL TRADEMARKS MAY BE DEFENDED FROM NON-USE CANCELLATION ACTIONS BASED ON THE EXISTENCE OF A PENDING HEALTH REGISTRATION
The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice issued a memorable decision upon ruling the special appeal in case Wyeth vs Farmoquímica No. 1.377.159 – RJ (2013/0092320-4), stating that pharmaceutical companies may defend their trademarks from non-use cancellation actions based on a pending health registration process before the National Health Surveillance Agency for the products under those trademarks.
NEW COSMETIC FORMS ARE ESTBLISHED TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AT THE TIME OF REQUESTING MARKETING AUTHORIZATIONS
On April, the National Institute for the Vigilance of Medicine and Foods (Invima) endorsed resolution no. 1906 of the Andean Community, modifying resolution no. 797. This resolution incorporated a new list of cosmetic forms for obtaining the Obligatory Sanitary Notice (marketing authorization for cosmetics).
LAST DEBATE TO APRROVE THE RATIFICATION OF THE BEIJING TREATY ON AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES
The bill that will ratify the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances is under the last debate. The purpose of this law is to include in the national law all the dispositions of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
COLOMBIAN STATE COUNCIL’S TAKE REGARDING THE DESCRIPTIVENESS OF SIGNS IN OTHER LANGUAGES.
Last March, 2017, the Colombian State Council ruled on the descriptiveness of the sign FLEXSTEEL (word) to identify products in class 17.
COLOMBIAN CONGRESS LAUNCHES LAW TO PROMOTE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES BASED ON INTELECTUAL PROPERTY “ORANGE LAW”
After the last debate, “Orange law” is now in force in Colombia. The purpose of this law is to promote and encourage creative industries in the country, as well as the strengthening of public, private and mixed institutions oriented to the promotion and dissemination of cultural and creative activities developing an economy around the creative industries.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO IMPLEMENT THE PATENT PROSECUTION WIGHWAY (PPH)
Chile is also part of the Latin American countries that have adopted the accelerated patent procedure in certain cases and for certain modalities.