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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 16 May 2022

New tool makes it possible to measure maturity levels of projects

The National Council for Science, Technology and Innovation has developed a technology readiness level (TRL) tool, through which inventors can measure the level of technological maturity of their research, innovation or entrepreneurship project. The TRL tool will be useful for inventors who wish to patent their inventions because it will help them to understand whether their invention has......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 18 Apr 2022

Patents in Peru: applications

Once an applicant files a patent application, it will go through a formal examination process wherein the Peruvian Patent Office will evaluate the formal requirements. After that, the application will be published so that third parties may present an opposition. This article is part of a series answering FAQs about patents in Peru and, in particular, focuses on the patent application stage.
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 11 Apr 2022

Patents in Peru: overview

Patents confer to the owner the exclusive rights to a patent against third parties. In Peru, the legislation that covers patent protection is Andean Community 486 and Legislative Decree 1075. This article is part of a series answering FAQs about patents in Peru.
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 4 Apr 2022

Utility models: most widely used protection instrument in Peru

According to the latest report issued by the Peruvian Patent Office, inventors and national companies requested 360 applications for utility models in 2020, which represents an increase of 24% compared with 2019 and 38% compared with 2018. In view of this situation, it is worth asking why Peruvian inventors are increasingly seeking to protect their inventions through utility models – is there......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 28 Mar 2022

Use of trademark without rights owner's knowledge

The unauthorised use of a mark constitutes a violation of IP regulations, and the affected party may take measures against the infringer. It can initiate an action for infringement of IP rights under article 99 et seq of Legislative Decree 1075 and articles 238 to 244 of Decision 486 of the Commission of the Andean Community. This article discusses a trademark infringement case involving two......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 31 Jan 2022

Plant breeders' rights in Peru: FAQs

Breeders' rights provide protection to new plants or plant varieties that are obtained through investment in research and experimentation. They enable the holder to enjoy the right of exclusivity for the exploitation of the varieties for a defined period of time. This article answers FAQs about plant breeders' rights in Peru.
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 17 Jan 2022

Copyright in Peru: FAQs

In Peru, in order to be protected by copyright, a work must be a product of human creativity, able to be disclosed or reproduced by any means and original. This article answers FAQs about copyright protection in Peru.
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 10 Jan 2022

Intellectual property in Peru: round up of 2021 and looking forward to 2022

This article summarises the most important recent IP developments in Peru, including the implementation of a special online system for the submission of registration and renewal applications. It also looks ahead to the IP developments that are expected to take place in Peru in 2022, including the implementation of various changes to the legislation, such as allowing the cancellation of trade......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Global | 3 Jan 2022

Blockchain and its role in intellectual property

Blockchain presents a series of advantages that can be beneficial in the field of intellectual property. It provides safe and stable records that are difficult to eliminate, enabling users to store updated copies of information and have control over the operations and information that are entered into the system. Blockchain systems can also prevent malicious attacks and result in fewer......
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OMC Abogados & Consultores | Peru | 13 Dec 2021

Peru experiences increase in number of applications filed for trademark registration

The National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property has announced that 31,475 trademark registration applications were filed during the period between January 2021 and September 2021. Of those applications, 28,133 already have their corresponding certificate. Compared with the same period in 2020, this figure represents an increase of 19.3% in the......
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