Welcome to our blog for Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Latin America!
¡Bienvenidos a nuestro blog de Derecho y Práctica de la Propiedad Intelectual en Latinoamérica!
Bem-vindo ao nosso blog sobre Direito e Prática de Propriedade Intelectual na América Latina!

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

La OMPI pone en marcha su servicio de pruebas digitales WIPO PROOF

El 27 de mayo de 2020, la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI) anunció la puesta en marcha de su servicio en línea a nivel mundial WIPO PROOF, que produce evidencia a prueba de manipulaciones con respecto a la existencia de un archivo digital en un tiempo determinado. 

Por el momento, el nuevo servicio está disponible sólo en inglés. Se puede acceder al mismo a través del Portal de PI de la OMPI en la categoría ‘Evidencia Digital´ y el sitio web dedicado a WIPO PROOF

El video en que Francis Gurry (Director General de la OMPI) anuncia la puesta en marcha del nuevo servicio, así como el comunicado de prensa respectivo en español, pueden revisarse aquí

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Monday, 25 May 2020

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

Upcoming events


On 26 May 2020, the online seminar Madrid and The Hague systems in Mexico, organized by WIPO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) will be streamed on Facebook. The speakers include Juan Lozano (IMPI), Victor M. Guizar (WIPO), Grégoire Bisson (WIPO), Päivi Lähdesmäki (WIPO), Geneviève Steimle (WIPO) and Martin Schlötelburg (IP Key Latin America). The seminar will be held in Spanish and English. The program can be reviewed here.

On the same day, the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) will hold the webinar COFEPRIS and the pharmaceutical industry in light of COVID-19 (in Spanish). The speakers are Rodolfo Barreda Alvarado and Jean Yves Peñalosa Sol la Lande.

Meanwhile, the webinar COVID-19 and the impact on the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and patents (in Portuguese) will also take place on 26 May 2020. The event is organized by the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) and the speaker is R. Craig Tucker.

On 27 May 2020, it is scheduled the webinar Intellectual Property in Brazil: Tips for Protecting and Managing your IPRs in Unprecedented Times which will be held in English and is organized by the Latin America IPR Helpdesk. Some of the speakers are Fernando Martínez Tejedor (Delegation of the European Union in Argentina), Joachim Jakobsen (Delegation of the European Union in Brazil) and Mariano Riccheri (IP Key LA).

Meanwhile, ABPI will hold the webinar COVID-19 and the future of the Courts (in Portuguese). The speakers are Luiz Fux (judge of the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court), Luis Felipe Salomão and Benedito Gonçalves (judges of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice). The moderator is Cezar Augusto Rodrigues Costa (judge of the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro).

The webinar Artificial Intelligence and Law (in Spanish) will also take place on 27 May 2020. The event organized by the Panamerican University and the Mexican Academy of Cyber Law (AMDI) will have the following speakers: Andrés Piazza Cambiagno, Silvia Ada de Conca, Manuel Magaña Rufino and Jesús M. Niebla Zatarain.

On 28 May 2020, the following webinars are scheduled:

On 29 May 2020, the Latin America IPR Helpdesk will hold the webinar How To Protect Your Trade Mark in Latin America through the Madrid System (in English). The speakers are Simon Cheetham and Eli Salis.

On the same day, it will take place the round table Legal analysis of the amendments to the Copyright Law (in Spanish), organized by AMPPI. The speakers will be announced.

Last but not least, on 30 May 2020, the webinar Digital rights and copyright (in Spanish) will be streamed on Facebook. The event is organized by AMDI, AMD, the Autonomous University of Nayarit and the Autonomous University of Colima. The speaker is Jesús Parets Gómez, director of the Public Registry of the Mexican Copyright Office.


The Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) announced the 2020 edition of the Latin American International Arbitration Course (LAIAC) will be held online from 20 July until 7 August 2020.

The LAIAC covers procedural and substantive matters in commercial and investment arbitration. The program is addressed to lawyers, government and public sector officials as well as advanced law students from Latin America and worldwide.

The LAIAC will be instructed in English except for one lecture in Spanish. Apply before 31 May 2020. Scholarships and more relevant information are available here.


Did you miss some events announced here? The following are still available on-demand:

If you have a craving for more, review the full list of events here!

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Sunday, 24 May 2020

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

IPTango is pleased to announce the launch of our refreshed website!

IPTango was revamped to improve our readers experience with a fresh and user-friendly design. Check it out!

Now, the following sections are displayed on the menu located at the top of the blog:
  • About us. Find out how IPTango was created by Professor Jeremy Phillips, how to contact us for IP events and more relevant information about the blog. 
  • IPTango team. Find here more information about the current members of the team. 
  • Websites. A list of useful websites per country, international organizations, as well as links to treaties, agreements, and laws. 
  • Events. All the upcoming and recurring events announced on the blog. 
  • Policies. Find out our policies regarding guest submissions, comments, and privacy issues. 
The sidebar on the right-hand side contains the number of viewings IPTango has received, the recognitions awarded to the blog, links to our account on Twitter, the subscription form, and the most popular posts.

At the bottom of the blog, it is possible to search and review the blog archive, translate the blog into several languages, as well as other relevant information.

Enjoy our new website!

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