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The role of Intellectual Property in the internet

August 31 2017 In fact, it can even be said that there is a before and a after the internet phenomenon, and it is quite evident that the internet had and still has…

The date for IP Brexit is now set

December 12 2017 The European Commission has sent an announcement stating that the effective date for Brexit with regard to IP rights will be 30 March 2019. As of this…

New EPO Regulation

November 6 2017 The amendment of the Regulation on the European Patent Convention (Rules 27 and 28) enters into force, in which plants and animals exclusively…

Analysis of the lack of clarity in opposition proceedings before the EPO

December 27 2016 The European Patent Office (EPO) confirmed in recently issued Decision G3/14 the practice highlighted in earlier decisions (T301/87), whereby…

Agotamiento del Derecho de Propiedad Industrial

December 20 2016 La gran inversión tanto económica como intelectual involucrada en el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías y signos distintivos novedosos, que…

What the USMCA means for the Mexican Intellectual Property Framework

July 1 2020 After more than 25 years, the days of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are gone. From July 1st, 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada…

Mexico: New electronic services for patent prosecution at the MPO

June 29 2020 The Mexican Patent Office (MPO) has announced the possibility of converting the prosecution of patent applications from paper to electronic means…

Patentability of plants and animals obtained by essentially biological processes in Mexico

June 22 2020 On May 14, 2020, the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) issued its opinion regarding the patentability of plants and animals obtained by…

Official accession of Mexico to the Hague Agreement

June 5 2020 Tomorrow, June 6th, becomes official the Mexico’s accession to The Hague Agreement regarding the international registration of industrial designs…

New Brazilian pilot program on the issuance of pre-examination reports

January 23 2018 The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) published on January 16, 2018 a notice from the Patent Board informing about a new pilot program…