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Registration of tactile marks

Article 134 of Decision 486 sets forth a list of marks which can become trademarks. In this sense, although the cited article does not expressly indicate tactile marks, since the […]

Copyright versus copyleft: creative commons and orphan works

In the so-called “information society”, new technologies have exponentially facilitated information creation, distribution and manipulation, in this process being comprised the reproduction, distribution and public communication of works protected by […]

Pharmaceutical patent, generic pharmaceuticals and bioequivalence

The invention patent has a 20-year term, counted from the filing date of the respective application for registration, once it is granted. The patent grants its owner the exclusive right […]

Type of characteristic that descriptive marks should describe to be irregistrable

Article 135, paragraph e) of Decision 486, Industrial Property Common Regime, establishes that may not be registered as trademarks those marks which consist exclusively of a sign or statement that […]

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