Trade marks and Designs examination practices are an important part of IP Key LA's work plans. In fact, they were the focus of 4 workshops implemented in Central America, the Andean Region and Chile during 2018 and 2019. Offices throughout Latin America participated in these, to generate discussions on the best practices of the EU and Latin America in the examination of trade marks and designs.
Based on the success of these workshops, IP Key LA organizes a new edition that will take place in Bogotá on the 5th and 6th of November. The “Regional Workshop on Practices related to the Examination of Trade marks and Industrial Designs”, organized with the support of the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC), will be addressed to IP offices of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This will serve as a space to discuss the practices used by these IP offices in terms of trade marks and industrial designs, thus, generating an analysis focused on the convenience of the convergence of practices in the region.
During the workshop, case studies will be the format of choice and each of the offices will present the different practices they carry out, allowing an exchange between the participants to detect the points where convergences already exist, making the most of the experience of the convergence program of the European Union.
The activity will feature EU experts who will lead the discussions and debates.