The Federal Court confirmed that there is no need to register those subsequent documents which merely extend the term of validity of an agreement which has already been registered with the Argentine Trademarks Office, as long as they do not incorporate other technologies or other intellectual property rights.
On December 13, 2011, in the case "Aventis Pharma S.A. v. Sandoz S.A. et al on patent infringement. Damages", Division 1 of the National Court of Appeals on Federal Civil and Commercial Matters examined the requirement of appraising the amount claimed when filing a complaint for patent infringement.
The Brazilian Patent & Trademark Office has recently opened a new Public Consultation, this time on the draft guidelines for the examination of patent applications in the biotechnology field.
In corporate transactions it is extremely important to conduct a prior and detailed investigation over juridical aspects related to the target company before the closing of any deal. This investigation is known as due diligence.
As this is a very recent Resolution, when and how the BPTO will analyze such requests for belated entry into national phase in Brazil remains uncertain.
In most Latin American countries, trademark ownership is acquired by registering at the Trademark Office.
The international treaty that addresses the deposit of biological materials for the purposes of patent procedure is the Budapest Treaty, which was created on April 28, 1977 and currently has 73 member countries.
The specialization of the Federal Court of Appeals is hoped to increase both the quality and speed of the decisions in the industrial property area.
Microsoft filed a court action against Frigorífico Tamoyo Ltda alleging, among other things, that Tamoyo was overusing its Windows 3.1 operating system.
General Overview On Patenting Of Microorganisms In Brazil
FIFA special procedures for the organization and staging of these events, currently regulated by Law nr. 12.663, dated 05/06/2012, better known as the "World Cup General Law".
During 2013 and 2014, all efforts will be focused upon the staging of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Protection of intellectual property has been assuming a new shape due to social, economic and technological evolution.
In Honduras the intellectual property law is based on international treaties and international agreements in which Honduras is a party.
From the fourth quarter of 2012, the Intellectual Property environment in Mexico has been immersed in a great activity mainly characterized by two events, the incorporation of the country to the round of negotiations of the TPP and the removal of the General Director of the "Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial".
Mexican typical handcrafts are known all over the world for their originality in design, materials and colors.
A discussion on the creation and maintenance of a stable environment for the protection of intellectual property rights around the world.
Recently, the submission of third party observations has been adopted as an increasingly recurring practice during the prosecution of patent applications.
In recent days Mexico signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in order to combat the counterfeiting and piracy of trade marks, inventions, intellectual and artistic works. Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States have all signed the agreement.
Information was firstly released by Diario Reforma that on November 17th, the Senate approved a "point of agreement" promoted by the Partido de Convergencia, which invited the Commision of Commerce and Industrial Promotion and the Commision of Finance and Public Credit to carry out the necessary studies in order to assess the benefits that the adherence of Mexico to the Madrid Protocol would provide to Mexican enterprises.