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Customer Service improvement at BELIPO (Belize)

Since the Belize Intellectual Property Office changed administration, it has since revamped some of its policies and procedures in an effort to better serve its agents and customers. Efforts have been made in securing additional personnel to assist with examinations and efficient turnaround time for IP matters. In April Belipo held a meeting with the […]

New IP Era in Mexico

Amendments to Trademark Provisions of The Mexican Industrial Property Law. Mexico is taking steps forward in the protection of Intellectual Property by passing two main reforms in IP bills, regarding the protection of designs, trademarks and geographical indications. This shows an effort to include more protection on industrial design and intellectual property which was included […]

Transparency in the Territories

New Public Registers to be required by 2020  in The British Virgin Island and other British Overseas Territories. The United Kingdom Parliament has passed a bill which plans to require company owners to provide information about their properties in the British territories by 2020. Penalization of up to five years imprisonment for those who fail […]

Cayman Islands to change their IP legislation

By Gabriela Bodden, Eproint Partner The Cayman Islands is a self-governing UK overseas territory where historically the intellectual property legislation has been extremely outdated (as is the case in many caribbean islands). In 2011 new legislation was put in place, however, according to my appreciation, it is still not up to international standards. Currently, despite […]

New Trade Marks Act 2013 in BVI

By Gabriela Bodden, Eproint Partner How will the new legislation impact my current TM registrations? UP TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS: A new Trademarks Act was passed by the British Virgin Islands on the 30th of April 2013. Two years and four months later this Act will come into effect, as of September 1st, 2015. The above […]

Counterfeiting: a 21st-century crime

By Gabriela Bodden, Eproint Partner The first time I visited China, I toured a night market with numerous vendors offering all sorts of counterfeit goods: clothing, watches, shoes, umbrellas, bags, perfumes, electrical appliances, DVDs, CDs, computer software and games. As an IP attorney, I was dispirited when I finished my walk-through. I explained to a […]

Sobre el GDPR

Si no vive dentro de la Unión Europea, quizás haya escuchado, leído o visto estas cuatro letras de forma reiterativa en los últimos meses, “GDPR”. De igual forma, si tiene o ha tenido algún tipo de relación con empresas que realizan operaciones dentro de la UE, habrá notado que varias, han ajustado sus políticas de privacidad. Si se ha preguntado qué es y a qué se debe todo esto, tome en cuenta que obedece a un proceso de adaptación a los nuevos estándares de protección de datos, implementados por parte de las autoridades de la UE. El GDPR es el NUEVO Reglamento General de Protección de Datos de la UE, cuya finalidad no es otra si no proteger de forma superlativa el derecho a la intimidad y la privacidad de los ciudadanos de esta comunidad. Amparados en un principio de transparencia se garantiza al usuario herramientas de acceso, modificación y supresión de sus datos personales.


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