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United States and Japan join the Hague System

On 13 February, the adhesion of United States and Japan to the Hague system for the international registration of industrial designs administered by WIPO has been made official.

From now on, the designers of these two major economies may protect and promote their two and three dimensional creations throughout much of the world from a single application by using this international treaty.

These adhesions expand the geographic scope for the protection of industrial designs, increasing to 64 the number of countries members of the Hague System. We show below the full list of countries:

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Patent registration in LATAM: all the procedures in each country

One of the driving forces of economic growth is certainly innovation, or in other words, the creation of new technologies which increase productivity.

After offering a summary scheme about trademark registration in Latin America, today we will devote our attention on all necessary procedures for the registration of patents in LATAM. 

We continue to focus on this region since it is one of the favorite investment target markets for many Spanish internationalization business projects, thanks to cultural and language proximity.

In fact, according to the Global Innovation Index 2013 (index published annually by WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization), despite the economic crisis, innovation in Latin America remains active and in relatively good condition.

general procedure for patent registration in Latam

General procedure of registration of a patent in Latin America

Hoping to be useful information, you can find below a scheme collecting all the procedure for patent registration in LATAM, in each country: from the moment of filing the application until granting of title. 

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2019-04-19T06:20:10+00:00Categories: Patents|Tags: , , |

Trademark registration in LATAM: all the procedures in each country

In the particular historical and economic times we live in, we see emerging markets such as LATAM countries which have become investment goals in most corporate internationalization projects.

That is why from Protectia, in our desire to provide useful information about the international trademark protection, we propose the following scheme that collects all the necessary procedures for a trademark registration in LATAM, since the filing of the application to the granting.

Let’s see it in the specific of each country.

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International trademark renewal. The most frequently asked questions.

One of the matters that frequently generate confusion about the renewal of trademarks is the registration of international trademarks and their corresponding renewal. A trademark filed at WIPO has a term of 10 years, renewable for equal periods.

For this reason we will try to clarify the most frequently asked questions about it.

Regarding the deadline for the renewal:

  • It can be done from 6 months before the due date, corresponding to the application and shall take effect from the day after the date of registration expires.
  • WIPO also provides an extra period of up to six months for renewal of a trademark, but with a surcharge on the official rate amounting to 50%, reason why  this is not a recommended option. 

Besides, there are many questions regarding the renewal itself. 5 main aspects to clarify them all: (more…)

2019-04-19T06:20:13+00:00Categories: Trademarks|Tags: , , |