Trademarks & Patents Management in Latin America

B&R Latin America IP

B&R Latin America IP
La Concepción 141, Of. 501
Providencia, R.M.

Santiago
Chile

Phone[+57 1] 323 02 33
Fax [+57 1] 323 02 34

Website www.brlatina.com
E-mail  Contact Danny G. Pérez y Soto

Other Offices: Buenos Aires  La Paz  Bogota  Quito  Mexico City  Panama City  Lima  Caracas  

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Law Firm Overview

B&R Latina is a legal services firm with an exclusive international practice in Intellectual Property. We handle Trademark, Patent, Designs and Copyright cases in several countries in Latin America with a business perspective. We have the best tools, attorneys and software to make things easy for you.

- About Us -

When doing business in Latin America, it is crucial to understand the local rules, timelines and regulations of each national patent and trademark office, as well as the varying laws of each jurisdiction. B&R Latina offers a one-stop solution to the problem of coordinating counsel in various countries.

- Our Offices -

We work closely on a daily basis with lawyers in Spanish speaking jurisdictions who are intimately familiar with their local agencies and laws – some have even served as directors of their IP offices. We also work from our U.S. office in Miami, where our staff is fluent in English and committed to answering your questions in a timely matter.

- Services -

By choosing B&R, you eliminate the time and expense associated with interviewing and hiring attorneys in multiple jurisdictions. We can handle it all, and have more than 10 years of experience to prove it. As a U.S. company, we are uniquely positioned to keep you up-to-date and fully informed. We streamline the complex process of protecting your IP in several countries at once and ensure that you will have just one contact point for fast answers and expert advice.

With B&R Latin America you get:

■ One contact point & excellent communication
■ Competitive pricing
■ An experienced & professional network of lawyers, some of them
■ Former directors of their local PTOs and University lecturers
■ A technological web based platform to control the outcome of your cases
■ An office located in the U.S.
■ A firm with more than 10 years experience

On our website, you will find all the information to start. You may also check our Knowledge Center which is constantly updated with relevant IP information.

Currently, we cover Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. And we are expanding to other countries.

Year this Office was Established: 1999

Languages: English, French and Spanish.

Areas of Law


Areas of Law Description

B&R Latina offers intellectual property legal portfolio management in Latin America.

- Trademark Management

Do you need to file a new application, renew or modify your trademarks in different Latin American countries? Dealing just with our firm is more cost-effective.

- Patent Management

Filing and prosecuting PCT and National Patent Applications in different jurisdictions is a huge work that clients don’t see. We can take care of it for you.

- Design Management

New industrial designs also need to be protected. Copyright protection is not always available. Let us help you with your needs in Latin America.



Lawyers

Mr. Carlos Urquieta Salazar
Lawyer
Intellectual Property, International Law, International Trade, Licensing Law, Patents

  

Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Asociación Colombiana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ACPI)

More Information on B&R Latin America IP

Blog / News - Updates and info on IP in Latin America
FAQs - Check our answers to common issues on IP

Articles Published by B&R Latin America IP

 Get your Attorney Working with Your Designers B&R Tips

A common issue when providing legal representation and advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs is to find trademarks that were not created taking into account the legal side of the trademark’s wording and design.

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 Two Heads Are Better than One: Colombian-Swiss Cooperation

Yet another promising international cooperation project has started, this time between the Swiss government -specifically, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property- and several IP-related Colombian institutions.

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 IP Dispute Resolution: Emergence of the IP Judge Colombia

We have previously stated that Intellectual Property is an increasingly serious matter for Latin American nations as they become ever more competitive and integrated with the global economy. With the implementation of IP-specific courts in several countries, Latin America is going even beyond world standards on IP-specialization.

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 Ready, Set, Go!: International Trademark Registration in Colombia

The Madrid Protocol enters into force in Colombia. The domestic PTO and IP law firms get ready for the new procedures. Both foreign and domestic applicants will be greatly benefited by the protocol. Finally, after much anticipation from the national and international IP community, the Madrid Protocol is in force in Colombia. The first South American country to enter the Madrid System and the second in Latin America after Cuba.

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 Trademarks and Search Engines in Latin America - Colombia

One of the hottest topics in IP nowadays is the potential trademark infringement when trademarks are used as keywords in search engines. The issue arises when search engines such as Google, Bing or Yahoo! offer the possibility of ‘buying’ trademarks as keywords for showing sponsored results next to their search results.

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 PIIPA’s Project and Interview with Mark Davis - Colombia

On Friday 22nd of June 2012 we received Mr. Mark Davis, president and CEO of the Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors – PIIPA -, at B&R Latin America’s headquarters in Bogotá. Mr. Davis is visiting Colombia to launch PIIPA’s latest project: “Enhancing Opportunities in the Canadian Market for Innovative High-Value Colombian Agricultural Products”

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 Colombia: First Latin American Emerging Country to Ratify the Madrid Protocol

Colombia is the first Latin American emerging country to ratify the Protocol on the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of 1989. The Constitutional Court of Colombia has recently declared the conformity of the law No. 1455 of 2011 with the Constitution. Such law ratified the Protocol and provided a new procedure for trademark owners to protect their trademarks in Colombia’s emerging market.

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 There is ‘Green’ to be Made on Green - Business Opportunities in Green Patents in Latin America

Since 2008 the intellectual property market has witnessed an impressive surge in the green patents sector, which has been largely influenced by concerns about climate change, the energy crisis, the increasing pollution of the air and seas, and the failure of the Copenhagen summit on climate change of 2009. Latin America is just catching up with this global trend, providing a unique opportunity for investors looking for both profit and meaningful investments for solving current global issues.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Venezuela

The registration process begins filing an application before the Venezuela Trademark and Patent SAPI , after in obout one month, the Trademark and Patent Office will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Intellectual Property Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Peru

The registration process begins filing an application before the Peruvian Trademark and Patent Office: national institute for the defense of competition an protection of intellectual property:INDECOPI, after in obout one month, the Trademark and Patent Office will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Intellectual Property Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Panama

The registration process begins filing an application before the Panamanian Trademark and Patent Office: he General Directorate of Registration of Industrial Property (DIGERPI) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, after in about one month; the Panamanian PTO will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Official Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Mexico

The registration process begins filing an application before the Mexican Trademark and Patent Office: the Mexican Trademark and Patent Office: Mexican Institute of industrial property IMPI (www.impi.gob.mx) after in about one month; the Mexican PTO will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Official Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Bolivia

The registration process begins filing an application before the Bolivian Trademark and Patent Office: SENAPI, after in about one month; the Bolivian PTO will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Official Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Chile

The registration process begins filing an application before the Chilean Trademark and Patent Office, after in about one month; the Chilean PTO will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Chilean Official Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Argentina

The registration process begins filing an application before the Argentinean Trademark and Patent Office, after in about one month; the Argentinean PTO will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Argentinean Intellectual Property Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Ecuador

The registration process begins with the filing of an application before the Ecuadorian Trademark and Patent Office. After approximately one month, the Ecuadorian PTO will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements.

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 Trademark Registration Process in Colombia

The registration process begins filing an application before the Industry and Trade Superintendence, Distinctive Signs Division, after in obout one month, the Colombian Trademark and Patent Office will make a preliminary examination to verify if the application complies with the formal requirements. Whether the application is in order its publication in the Colombian Intellectual Property Gazette, otherwise it will make an observation.

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