IP KEY LATIN AMERICA – ANNUAL WORK PLAN

Due to its historical, cultural and economic ties with Latin America (LA), the EU maintains close cooperation and political dialogue with the region. The EU has become the second trading partner for LA countries, as a whole, at a similar level as China, only behind the United States.

IP Key is designed to support European Union (EU) interests by helping countries address selected emerging challenges in the area of intellectual property (IP) in Latin America (LA). In addition to emerging opportunities arising from LA countries’ own policy choices, a major driver for activities under IP Key LA is market access. Both the EU and LA countries have a common interest in facilitating trade and investment by removing obstacles that hinder their development.

IP Key LA is therefore, the European Commission’s instrument to fund and materialise the above-mentioned EU-Latin America IP Cooperation. Based on the Grant Agreement PI/2017/385326 signed between the EU and EUIPO on 11 May 2017, it is part--funded and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It has an initial duration of 4 years (48 months) starting from 1 September 2017.

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No.

Description

Feb

Mar

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

CROSS-IP

1

ON-DEMAND STUDY OR ASSISTANCE RELATED TO FTA NEGOTIATIONS OR THEIR IMPLEMENTATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

SUPPORT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF FTA (TRADE MARKS, GIS) [1][2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

FACILITATE THE ADOPTION OF IP SEARCH AND CLASSIFICATION TOOLS BY LA IP OFFICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

FACILITATE THE ADOPTION OF IT ASSISTED QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IP TOOLS BY LA IP OFFICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

IP SEMINAR - EMERGING IP INITIATIVES IN THE REGION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

ROVING SEMINARS ON EUROPEAN IP RIGHTS FOR EU AND LA LOCAL BUSINESSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF IP IN THE BUSINESS OF EU COMPANIES IN MEXICO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

IP IMPACT STUDY ON IP INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES IN MERCOSUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

GENERAL AWARENESS RAISING ON IP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADE MARKS AND DESIGNS

12

SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OR REVISION OF TRADE MARK AND DESIGN EXAMINATION GUIDELINES [1] [2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

ROVING SEMINAR ON UNCONVENTIONAL TRADE MARK AND DESIGN PRACTICE [1] [2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

STUDY ON BENEFITS OF MADRID SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF MARKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

WORKSHOP ON PROMOTION OF MADRID SYSTEM OF INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATENTS

2

UPDATE THE CENTRAL AMERICAN MANUAL ON PATENTS FOR EXAMINERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

TRAINING EVENT FOR PATENT EXAMINERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

PATENT DIGITALISATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHTS AND RELATED RIGHTS

4

IP IMPACT STUDY ON COPYRIGHT IN COLOMBIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS: EXCHANGE OF BEST PRACTICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

16

TRAINING AND EXCHANGE OF BEST PRACTICES REGARDING THE REGISTRATION OF GIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS

3

PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION: SUPPORT TO ACCESSION TO UPOV 91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION: EXCHANGE OF BEST PRACTICES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION: AWARENESS RAISING VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENFORCEMENT

17

IP ENFORCEMENT REGIONAL SEMINAR (TOOLS AND BORDER MEASURES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

ENFORCEMENT SUMMIT/SEMINAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS SYMPOSIUM [1] [2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IP Key LA is an EU Project designed to enhance EU-LA cooperation on selected emerging challenges in the area of intellectual property (IP) which is directed and funded by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It started in 1 September 2017 with a duration of 4 years (48 months)

After a successful first year, the second Annual Work Plan (AWP2019) was approved by the Project Management Board (PMB) on 17th December 2018. The AWP2019 is consisting of 24 activities divided in different intellectual property rights (IPRs). Many of the activities have a lead EU partner and are designed in collaboration with LA stakeholders. These activities are subject to the modifications and variations in accordance with the process of negotiation and consultation with the project stakeholders.

The AWP2019 activities promote best practices and convergences of IPR protection and enforcement in the LA region, while raising public awareness of the importance of IP and the negative impact of IPR infringement. In addition, it promotes a sustainable and healthy development of the trade relationship between the EU and LA.

Read more about our activities ...

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No.

Activity description

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Location*

CROSS-IP

1

On-demand study or assistance related to FTA negotiations or their implementation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

2

On-demand support for implementation of obligations arising from FTA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

3

Seminar on Online Infringement of IP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombia

7

Seminar on IPR in Digital Environment – Online market places

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil

8

SME Awareness roving seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MX+CA, CAN

12

Support in the development for studies on the Economic importance of IPRs, Social perception of IPRs; Impact of infringements of IPRs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peru, Uruguay

13

Seminar on IP "User IP Experiences"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA

14

Support to the accession and/or implementation of IP international Treaties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

15

High level IP Seminar - "IP digital trends for 2019"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EU

TRADE MARKS AND DESIGNS

10

Workshops on IP examination guidelines and convergence of practices [1] [2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia

16

Search and classification IP tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecuador

17

IT assisted quality and productivity IP tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costa Rica

PATENTS

19

Patent Digitalisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecuador

20

Patent examination training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uruguay

21

Update the Central American Manual on Patents for examiners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costa Rica

COPYRIGHTS AND RELATED RIGHTS

24

Copyright event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peru

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

9

EU Conference on GIs and the Lisbon Agreement (Geneva Act)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portugal

11

Geographical Indications and Trade marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peru

18

GI Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA / MX

PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS

22

Training on licensing of protected plant varieties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chile

23

Benefits of the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention - Awareness raising regional activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peru

ENFORCEMENT

4

Customs and border enforcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

5

Judges symposium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

6

Enforcement summit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina

* The location is where the activity takes place, however it can target several countries.

  • CA: Central American countries
  • CAN: Andean region countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)
  • MX: Mexico
10 - 14 Jun 2019
Quito, Ecuador

IP Key La Announces New Workshop on Trade Marks and Designs Examination Practice

The IP Key Latin America 2018 work plan included the holding of a workshop in Costa Rica to facilitate the adoption of the search and classification tools created by EUIPO, from which the following results were obtained in 6 offices: RPI Costa Rica (TMview, DesignView y HDB), DNPI Uruguay (TMview

16 - 17 May 2019
Santiago de Chile

Workshop on Trade Marks and Designs Examination Practice

In IP Key LA’s 2018 work plan, Trade Mark and Design examination practices were the focus of two sub-regional workshops implemented in Central America and the Andean Region – where offices of all Latin America participated.

29 Mar 2019
Latin America

Approval of IP Key Annual Work Plan 2019

The 2019 Annual Work Plan (AWP) of IP Key Latin America has been approved on 17 December 2018 after close consultation with all involved stakeholders.

28 - 29 Mar 2019
Lima

Seminar on Geographical Indications and Trade Marks

IP Key LA organized, along with the Peruvian IP Office (INDECOPI) a Regional Seminar on Geographical Indications and Trade Marks. The activity consisted of a one and half-day event that took place in Lima in March 28th and 29th.

29 - 30 Nov 2018
Bogota

Training and Exchange of Best Practices regarding the Registration of GIs

IP Key LA is jointly organizing, with the Andean Secretariat and the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC), an Andean Workshop on Geographical Indications (GIs) and Appellations of Origin (AOs), with the purpose of gathering geographical indications experts and negotiators from the Andea

12 - 16 Nov 2018
Mexico

IP Key LA introduces the first IP Enforcement week in Mexico

As a major step in the process of building and consolidating an IPR network in the region, IP Key LA will hold the IP Enforcement Week in Mexico, with the collaboration of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, the Council of the Federal Judiciary, the General Administration of Customs and

29 - 30 Oct 2018
Alicante

Relationship between Geographical Indications and Trade Marks

The IP KEY Latin America project invited representatives from Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, together with representatives of the European Commission, to an information session on the relationship between geographical indications and registered trade marks.

23 - 24 Oct 2018
Brazil

Training Event for Patent Examiners

The activity consists in a two-day workshop in Brazil and will take place next October 23rd and 24th, with the objective of providing a hands-on training on free EPO tools (Espacenet, CCD and Global Dossier).

04 - 05 Sep 2018
Ciudad de Panamá

Regional seminar about the Singapore treaty on the law of trademarks

WIPO and the Dirección General del Registro de la Propiedad Industrial (DIGERPI) from Panamá, along with the IP Key project, will organize a seminar that will cover operational aspects, as well as, benefits and specificities of the Singapore Treaty on Trademarks Law.

23 - 31 Aug 2018
23-24/08 Lima; 27-29/08 Lima 30-31/08 Quito

Plant varieties protection: seminars and workshop

IP Key Latin America will visit Peru and Ecuador next August to promote best practices and generate awareness about the protection of plant varieties.

31 - 01 Jul - Aug 2018
Bogotá

Regional Seminar on the IP Enforcement

Since the beginning of the project, the work of IP Key Latin America has had a strong focus on promoting legal expertise in the field throughout Latin America, with the purpose of lending theory and practice in the area of intellectual property, drawing on the skills and expertise of judges, publ

04 - 08 Jun 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica

Workshops on EU-created IP tools

As part of the activities planned for 2018, IP Key LA organises a series of workshops on EU-created IP tools. The beneficiaries will be IP Offices from Central and South America that have already manifested interest and technical feasibility for integration of such tools.

14 - 16 May 2018
Guadalajara, Mexico

Conferences in Guadalajara, Mexico

Between the 14th and 16th of May, Ricardo Ferreira, deputy project leader, participated in a series of workshops related to the protection of brands and designs.

18 - 22 Dec 2017
El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua

Fact-finding mission to Central America

During the fourth mission to the region, the project delegation met a number of important stakeholders in the region, in particular staff at the Secretary of Economic Integration of Central America (SIECA), compiling further suggestions

20 - 30 Nov 2017
Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

Fact-finding mission to the Andean Region

During this third visit to the region, the IP Key project delegation met with some 50 stakeholders in 20 different meetings across major countries of the Andean region, where activities pertaining to areas of mutual interest (up to 40) were identified.

19 - 27 Oct 2017
Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama

Fact-finding mission to Central America and Mexico

During its second mission, the IP Key project was presented to more than 60 stakeholders in some 20 meetings across the major countries of Central America and Mexico. These exchanges resulted in a very large number of suggestions (80) for activities of the Annual Work Plan.

18 - 29 Sep 2017
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

Fact-finding mission to MERCOSUR and Chile

The IP Key project journey through Latin America started with a first visit to MERCOSUR countries and Chile, where the project was presented to 95 stakeholders gathered in 30 meetings across seven major cities in the region.