ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, ECUADOR, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU AND URUGUAY
PROSUR LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE PLATFORM TO FACILITATE TRADMEARK AND PATENT PROCEDURES
As a result of a joint effort between its members, PROSUR introduced its new platform (available in Spanish, Portuguese and English) which allows information exchange to facilitate collaboration, has tools to aid to classify goods and services (according to the Nice International Classification), offers the possibility of conducting public domain searches to confirm patent expiration and foresees a pilot agreement regarding the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
NEW COLLECTIVE MARKS FOR COLOMBIAN HANDRCRAFTS ARE REGISTERED
The Colombian Trademark Office granted the trademarks Tambó Ri Palenge and Red Faisán as collective marks.
COLOMBIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE ISSUES THE REPORT ON THE INFORMATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN COLOMBIA
The Colombian Trademark Office issued the Report on information on Intellectual Property in Colombia this past September 11th, 2017. The purpose of this report was to make a comprehensive analysis on the state of intellectual property in Colombia for the period between 2000 and 2016, thanks to the joint efforts of different national and international entities such as the Colombian Trademark Office, the Colombian National Copyright Office, the Colombian Agricultural Institute, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), among others.
INVIMA UPDATES ITS RATES
INVIMA issued on August 22nd 2017 Resolution No. 2017034373 through which updates the fees for health sanitary registrations.
THE COLOMBIAN PATENT OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS NON-PATENTABLE MATTER
The Colombian Patent Office stated that a patent will be granted to those inventions of products or procedures in all fields of technology as long as they meet with the requirements: novelty, inventive level and industrial application. However, it also highlights the following limits to grant a patent in the country.
INDECOPI SUBSCRIBES AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (USPTO)
The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) of Peru signed an interinstitutional agreement with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by the means of which both entities will establish the bases for the exchange of knowledge in the intellectual property field.