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FIRST LATIN AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAGAZINE / Nยบ 67 OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017

MARIJUANA: NEW LEGAL INDUSTRY?

PATENT APPLICATIONS DROP IN THE REGION EVENT ABPI DEBATES IN RIO


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CONTENT

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Marijuana A new legal industry?

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Editorial and staff

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Latinstatistics. Patent applications drop in the region

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Marcasur reports

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Main article. Marijuana: a new legal industry?

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Event ACHIPI. Boosting knowledge

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Event AAAPI. Robots in Argentina

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Event ABPI. Debates in Rio

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Montaury´s event in Rio

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ECTA. Building bridges in Europe

Event ABPI Debates in Rio

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LATINSTATISTICS

Patent applications drop The growth of the number of patent applications between the years 2014 and 2015 (an average of 2.5%) was tarnished by a 6% decrease in 2016, according to data collected by LATINSTATISTICS. Most Latin American countries underwent a drop of between 6% and 38%, with the exception of Honduras, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama. Even Brazil, which leads the rankings by far, recorded a drop of more than 6%, which started slightly the previous year with a 0.4%. However, the Latin American giant, with a total of 31,020 patent applications, outstrips the rest of the countries in the region; it is followed by Mexico (17,413), Argentina (3,812), Chile (2,908) and Colombia (2,203).

ALTHOUGH INNOVATION IS THE ENGINE OF SOCIETIES, ESPECIALLY IN THIS TECHNOLOGICAL AND KNOWLEDGE ERA, PATENT APPLICATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA HAVE DECLINED IN THE LAST YEAR.

This result is consistent with the Global Competitiveness Report 2016 that highlights Brazil as one of the first to absorb and introduce innovations in products and processes in Latin America.

TABLE 1. PATENT APPLICATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA (2014, 2015, 2106)

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Residents and non-residents

TABLE 2. 2016 LEADERS

In Latin America, of the nearly 63,000 patent applications filed in 2016, 75% were filed by non-residents and 35% by residents. In Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, non-residents exceed 90%. Most patent applications come from countries with high technological development, which accounts for the interest of the large economies in protecting their creations in Latin America.

TABLE 3. RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT APPLICATIONS, 2016

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PATENT APPLICATIONS PER MONTH

LATIN AMERICA'S TOP FIVE

In the last three years, Brazil totals 97,245 applications. Even with a drop in this indicator, it is described as the most innovative country in Latin America. The region has more than 196,500 applications in the same period. According to the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), in Brazil the number of applications in 2016 fell in all its fields, that is: patents, industrial designs, utility models and computer programs. The filing of applications was quite homogeneous throughout 2016, with a lower peak in the month of January. In January 2017, the majority of applicants for patents were natural persons (49%) and companies (25%). Similar proportions are seen in the previous months. Brazil's presence in the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has been growing but it is small, which shows some deficiency - in relative terms - in the field of long-term innovation, according to ANPEI. Among the largest patent applicants, we can find Brazilian educational institutions, such as the University of San Pablo, the Catholic University of Pernambuco, the Federal University of Panama and the University of Minas Gerais. There are also companies such as Whirlpool, Petrobras, Samsung and Mahle Matal Leve, among others.

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Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia lead the ranking of countries with most patent applications in 2016, despite the fact that they all showed a decrease of that indicator compared to 2015, except for Mexico.

PATENT APPLICATIONS, 2016

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PATENT APPLICATIONS IN 2016

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Regarding inventions, Mexico added 51,619 patent applications in the last three years. Of the 18,071 received in 2016, it dropped to 17,413, which means a setback of 3.2%. This stands out because from 2014 to 2015 it had had a 12% increase in this indicator. In total, 22,421 patent applications were received in 2016, adding patents, utility models and industrial designs. This reflects a slight decrease compared to 2015, according to statistics from the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI). More than 90% of the applicants were non-residents and the majority were filed via PCT. The monthly behavior of patent applications in Mexico reached its highest peak in September and December 2016. Most of them were from the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, followed by mechanical engineering, among other fields. In Mexico, most of the applicants of patents, industrial designs and utility models are independent inventors.

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Other sectors

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Mechanical Engineering Fuente: IMPI

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PATENT APPLICATIONS PER MONTH, 2016

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CHILE The 2,908 patent applications filed in Chile in 2016 represent a fall of 6.2% compared to 2014, and 11% compared to 2015. It is likely that this trend will be reversed since, comparing the first quarter of 2017 with the same period of 2016, patent applications have almost doubled, going from a total of 287 to 519. In 2016, the highest number of applications registered was in mid-year (June) and at the end of the year (November and December) and more than 86% were filed by non-residents. Most of them were filed by universities, individuals and companies, in that order. Regarding the technical areas, they are mainly concentrated in the mechanical area, followed by the pharmaceutical and chemistry areas, among others, according to the National Property Institute of Chile (INAPI). One of INAPI's challenges is to timely process the applications, since they have

been gradually piling up. During 2016, 4,545 patent applications were resolved, absorbing an 8.6% of the pending stock. At the beginning of 2015, this stock exceeded the 15,000 applications. In December 2016, 64% of the patent applications were processed online, while in January of that year, 30% had been processed through that channel; that it to say, a rise of over 100%. Seven years ago, Chile adhered to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and in 2016, 163 applications were filed through this channel at the INAPI. It is a low number but it is the highest number that the Institute has received to date. INAPI acts as a PCT Receiving Office. In January 2017, the institute signed an agreement for the entry into force of a pilot program for accelerating examination procedures (PPH) with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Its greatest advantage is that it accelerates the patentability examination procedure of the offices and reduces the associated costs, as indicated by the INAPI on its website.

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The southern country added 12,574 patent applications in the last three years, after reaching 3,813 in 2016. A rise of over 14% between 2014 and 2015 led to a 15.7% setback between 2015 and 2016. Patent applications filed in Argentina in 2016 were fairly homogeneous throughout the year, with peaks rising in the months of June and December. In terms of inventions, Argentina seeks to follow global trends, for example, in d r u g s , i n f o r m a t i o n t e c h n o l o g y, implementation of energy efficient transport systems or with less impact on the environment, and planning of cargo models and storage of clean energy for sustainable vehicles. Regarding the PCT, it is important to remember that Argentina is one of the few countries that is not yet a member of that system. Instead, it is ruled by the Paris Agreement, which allows the inventor to present his patent application locally with a grace period of one year to replicate it in any of the more than 170 countries subscribed to the Agreement. One of the problems that Argentina is facing at the moment is resolution 283/2015 (which complements the one passed in 2012), whereby the Patent Office ceased considering polymorphs and pseudopolymorphs, salts and esters, formulations and compositions, second medical uses, among other items, as patentable inventions. This has limited the scope of inventions that can be subject to protection regarding living matter and natural substances. It is important to point out that the Statistics Department of the Trademark and Patent Office of Argentina does not provide data related to the nationality of the owners of trademarks or patents, according to what we were informed.

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PATENT APPLICATIONS PER TECHNICAL AREA

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Colombia's positive performance, from 2,279 patent applications in 2014 to 2,455 in 2015 (7.7% growth), was lost in 2016 when it decreased to 2,203 applications, over a 10% decrease. In any case, it is still one of the main countries in the region in that field, which has added a total of 6,937 applications in the last three years. Some 1,658 applicants were non-residents, 75% of the total. Through the PCT, 1,583 applications were processed, that is, 72% of the total; while 620, the remaining 28%, were national. Among the technological sectors, the largest number of applications submitted corresponded to chemistry, followed from afar by mechanical engineering and instruments (including medical technology, measuring instruments, optics, etc.), and other minority line of goods. Resident applicants in Colombia in 2016 were predominantly the universities, especially the Industrial University of Santander (29 applications) and the National University of Colombia (22). They are followed by Ecopetrol, the EAFIT University of Medellin and the University of La Sabana. Among the non-resident applicants were Bayer (in the first place, with 41 applications), Dow Agrosciences LLC (40), Novartis (31), Microsoft (30) and SCA Hygiene Products AB (29). As in most of the countries in the region, the highest number of applications in Colombia was during the months of June and December. This country leads in the number of utility models applications presented in 2016, with a total of 248, while, for example, Spain had 7, Brazil 5 and the United States 4, according to the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce of Colombia. M

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OTHER PATENT APPLICATIONS IN 2016

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MARCASUR reports BRAZIL LEONARDO CORDEIRO A REFERENCE IN GREEN PATENTS

Leonardo Cordeiro, partner responsible of the Patent Department of Gruenbaum, Possinhas & Teixeira IP, on July 27th held a webinar titled "Green patents procedures in Brazil" with the purpose of sharing the local rules on the subject and his experience with green patents in Brazil.

Green Patents are aimed at technologies of various technological fields, seeking to encourage the development of products and processes of strategic sectors that can make a contribution to the fight against global climate change. Countries that have implemented green patents have a Fast Track process. Cordeiro, Industrial Property Agent, with a graduate degree in Industrial Electronics at the National Institute of Specialization of Rio de Janeiro and Biological Sciences at the University Veiga de Almeida, is member of the Patent Committee of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI). He was recommended as expert by the IAM Patent 1000- The World's Leading Patent Professionals.

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COSTA RICA WINDS OF CHANGE IN LEGALPRINT!

The solid team of Legal Print has been strengthened by the merger with RSanCam, a company specialized and with a renowned trajectory and experience in processing sanitary registration in Costa Rica. This strategic move will position Legal Print as one of the most important Costa Rican firms in the area of h​ealth records. Legal Print combines innovation and dynamism with experience, credibility and the necessary confidence to establish

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MAIN ARTICLE

Marijuana: a new legal industry?

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, some Uruguayan pharmacies began their day with an unusual line of customers. The users of legal marijuana woke up very early to be the first to buy it, an event they had been waiting for for years. Now they could buy cannabis without being persecuted, the law authorized them. Marcasur spoke with some of them. Enthusiastic, smiling and talkative they waited their turn, and as they came out they showed the bag of the product as if it were a trophy. They had registered a few days before to be allowed to make the purchase. Some did not agree with this registry but they took courage and registered. The people celebrated the law and it was difficult to escape from being caught by television cameras during the jubilation. Another part of the population showed their concern. They were not in favor and watched the phenomenon in silence.

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What you need to know THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE FOCUSED ON URUGUAY AS A PIONEER OF A LAW THAT REGULATES MARIJUANA AND THAT HAS JUST BEEN PUT INTO PRACTICE. AS SOON AS IT BEGAN WORKING, THE FIRST OBSTACLES APPEARED. EVEN SO, THE SOUTHERN COUNTRY MAINTAINS ITS GOAL OF DEVELOPING CANNABIS AS A GREAT NATIONAL INDUSTRY AND NOBODY CAN TAKE AWAY THE MERIT OF BEING THE FIRST.

Photograph: Cintia B. Ferreiro

What are the ways to legally buy cannabis in Uruguay? There are three ways: through homegrowers, cannabis clubs and pharmacies. Everyone must be properly registered and authorized. They are mutually exclusive. For example, you cannot be a member of a club that delivers cannabis and also buy the product at the pharmacy, or vice versa. Law 19171 on Regulation and Control of Cannabis, enacted in December 2013 and put into practice in July 2017 declares of public interest the actions aimed at protecting, promoting and improving public health through a policy that reduces the risks and damages of the use of cannabis. It also establishes the promotion of information, education and prevention regarding the harmful effects linked to said consumption, as well as the treatment, rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug users. Its text has raised many concerns and its implementation even more. MARCASUR collected the main questions from the people and gives answers based on the text of the law and other official sources.

Which is the difference between cannabis and marijuana? The scientific name of the plant is Cannabis Sativa. Marijuana is the name that is usually used for the variety of cannabis with a psychoactive effect. There are other varieties of the plant that are used in the textile, cosmetics and paper sectors and others.

What amount of cannabis can be produced or achieved through each of the different ways of purchasing it? At pharmacies, you can buy up to 40 grams of cannabis per month, per user. At the domestic level, up to six psychoactive plants can be grown and produced up to 480 grams per year. Membership clubs are authorized to produce and deliver up to 480 grams per member per year.

What is understood by psychoactive cannabis? They are the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant (with or without fruit), except for the seeds and leaves separated from the stem, including its oils, extracts, preparations of potential pharmaceutical use, syrups and the like, whose content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is equal to or greater than 1% of its volume.

«AT PHARMACIES, CANNABIS COSTS USD 1.30 PER GRAM»

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Former Uruguayan president José Mujica, the promoter of legal marijuana.

«THE LEGAL CHANNELS TO GET CANNABIS ARE HOME GROWTH, CANNABIS CLUBS AND PHARMACIES»

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The seeds are delivered by the Institute for Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA). The varieties that are circulating are Alfa 1 and Beta 1, of good quality. Uruguayan cannabis has its own genetics and can be identified. What are the requirements to buy cannabis at pharmacies? Those interested must be Uruguayan or residents in the country, aged 18 or over and register at the offices of the National Post Office, where their fingerprints are taken. The State protects the identity of the users, maintaining anonymity and privacy. The data is collected for statistical purposes. How much does psychoactive cannabis cost at pharmacies? It costs USD 1.30 per gram (its equivalent in Uruguayan pesos).

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Photo: Cintia B. Ferreiro

Obstacles and lobby Most of the private banks in Uruguay, and even the state bank Banco RepĂşblica, decided last August to close the accounts linked to the sale of cannabis, given that they respond to international policies and legislations, especially from the United States. To date, some of the pharmacies that had joined the project have also withdrawn from the business. The reason is that the possession and supply of marijuana are criminal offenses under United States federal regulations, and foreign banks that act as correspondents for local banks are governed by those regulations. According to the newspaper BĂşsqueda of August 31, 2017, if the correspondents detect that there are active accounts of pharmacies are selling the drug or companies related to the cannabis legal market, they may choose to terminate their link with the local market. A very high risk for Uruguay or any other country. Although the Uruguayan government believes that the sale of cannabis could temporarily move beyond the banks, with cash, in other shops such as herbalists or pharmacies without bank accounts, this would limit the scope of the project. For the time being, the government has asked Enrique Iglesias, former president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to pursue informal negotiations with banking executives and financial organizations in the United States to help solve the problems that arise around the commercialization of cannabis in Uruguay. Some analysts think that this is impossible during the presidency of Donald Trump, but that it is still necessary to move forward with negotiations and lobbying.

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Can a tourist in Uruguay buy cannabis? The system is not open for tourists. Those who wish to home-grow marijuana, should they obligatorily register? The registration is an essential requirement to be protected by the provisions of the law. It has no cost for users and only the registration of plantations to be made will be admitted. In addition to recreational cannabis, was the industrial cannabis and for medical use regulated? Yes; the law authorizes psychoactive cannabis for non-medical use, known as recreational, for dispensing in pharmacies, personal use and membership clubs. It also regulates industrial cannabis or hemp and medicinal cannabis. The latter includes the establishment of permitted activities for the scientific research and preparation of vegetable or pharmaceutical specialties for medicinal use.

to 99 cannabis plants, and a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 45 members. They generally work under a cooperative format. What type of sanctions does the law provide in cases of non-compliance? Depending on the severity, the sanctions range from subpoenas, fines from 20 to 2,000 indexed units (UR), seizure of merchandise or of the elements used to commit the infraction and its destruction, up to the suspension of the offender in the corresponding registry, his temporary or permanent disqualification, and closure of the licensee's premise. M

How many cannabis clubs are registered in the country and what do they do? There are 63 clubs in Uruguay and their functions are the preparation and care of the cultivation, carrying out training and recreational activities, and exchange of information. They are allowed to have up

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EVENT/ CHILE ACHIPI

Boosting knowledge

Coffee in hand. Rodrigo Puchi (Beuchat, Barros, Pfenniger, Chile), Oscar Molina (Albagli Zaliasnik, Chile) and Martín Correa (DIRECON, Chile)

The Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI) celebrated its X Work Sessions on August 17, under the title “Contingencies in Intellectual Property, we are boosting the development”, at the Hotel Ritz. During the opening ceremony, Santiago Ortúzar, President of ACHIPI shared his words of welcome, followed by the National Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property, Maximiliano Santa Cruz, and the Chief of the Intellectual Property Department of the General Directorate of International Economic Relations, Martin Correa.

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ACHIPI through its X Work Sessions promoted the debate and the discussion, in order to continue spreading the principles and values ​of Intellectual Property.

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Bernardo Serrano y Max Villaseca (ambos de Estudio Villaseca & Cía, Chile), Francisco Silva (Silva & Cia, Chile), Andrés Melossi (Bauchat Barros & Pfenniger, Chile) and Cristián Mir (Puga Ortiz, Chile)

Viviana Ticona (LATAM Abbot Laboratories, Chile), Esteban Figueroa (INAPI, Chile), Carmen Paz Álvarez (Barrios, Muñoz, Jeanneret y Cía., Chile), Noëlle Jeanneret (Barrios, Muñoz, Jeanneret y Cía., Chile)

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Break

Francisco Carey (Carey, Chile), Andres Grunewaldt (Silva & Cia, Chile), Marcelo Correa (Porzio RĂ­os GarcĂ­a, Chile), Santiago Ortuzar (Beuchat, Barros, Pfenniger, Chile), Max Montero (Johansson & Langlois, Chile), Loreto Bresky (Alessandri Abogados, Chile) and Eduardo Molina (Estudio Villaseca, Chile)

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EVENT/ AAAPI

Robots in Argentina

Argentine colleagues. Fernando Alonso (Pagbam IP), Jaime Fernández Madero (Fernández Madero Consulting) and Gustavo A. A. Sena (Sena & Berton Moreno)

THE XXX ANNUAL WORK SESSIONS OF THE ARGENTINE ASSOCIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGENTS (AAAPI) TOOK PLACE IN BUENOS AIRES AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, ON AUGUST 24 AND 25.

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The academic program started with welcoming words from the authorities: President of AAAPI, Carolina Fernández; President of INPI, Dámaso A. Pardo; and the head of the National Directorate of Copyright, Gustavo Schötz. The Work Sessions concluded on Friday with the closing words of Iván A Poli, Vice-President of AAAPI. www.marcasur.com


Laura Plavnik (Ferrer Reyes Tellechea & Bouche, Argentina) with the Uruguayans Ana Nocetti (Ferrere), Victoria Fox (Fox & Lapenne) and Verรณnica Vanrell (Vanrell IP)

Protocol active at all times.

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Alejandro M. Breuer Moreno (G. Breuer), Carolina Fernรกndez (President of AAAPI), Gustavo A. A. Sena (Sena & Berton Moreno), Miguel O'Farrell (Marval O'Farrell & Mairal) and Clarisa Ferder.

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EVENT/ BRAZIL ABPI

Debates in Rio

THE 2017 EDITION CONSOLIDATED ABPI'S ANNUAL CONGRESS AS ONE OF THE LARGEST OF THE GENRE IN LATIN AMERICA. WITH ATTENDEES FROM ASIA, EUROPE, UNITED STATES AND FROM THE WHOLE REGION, THE TRADITIONAL EVENT DISCUSSED POLITICS, ECONOMICS, INTERNET, REGULATORY AGENCIES AND LEGAL ISSUES. THE EVENT HAD A PARTICIPATION OF 700 ATTENDEES, OF WHICH 580 WERE BRAZILIAN AND 120 FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. WITH A GROWING PRESENCE OF FOREIGNERS, THE BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (ABPI) CARRIED OUT ITS XXXVII INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS IN RIO DE JANEIRO, FROM AUGUST 20 TO 22. LAWYERS, JUDGES, ENTREPRENEURS, CONSULTANTS, GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES, REPRESENTATIVES OF RESEARCH CENTERS AND LEADERS OF INTERNATIONAL ENTITIES PARTICIPATED IN TWO FULL ACADEMIC DAYS WHICH PROMISES TO IMPROVE NEXT YEAR.

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South American classic. Luiz Henrique do Amaral (Dannemann Siemsen, Brazil) and Gonzalo Rovira (Monsanto Company, Argentina)

Marcelo Nemer (Brunner Advogados Associados, Brazil), Eduardo Fonseca (Moffat & Co, Canada) and LĂŠlio Schmidt (Ariboni, Fabbri e Schmidt Sociedade de Advogados, Brazil)

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Round table of Brazilians. Patricia and Roberta Querido, Ruth and Carlos Tinoco (Tinoco Soares) and Herlon Fontes (Herlon Fontes)

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Entertained. Alessandra Bantim (Lext Propiedad Intelectual, Brazil), Marianella Montilla (ECV & Asociados, Venezuela) and Juan Puga (Puga IP, Chile)

HĂŠctor E. Chagoya and Elisa Morales, both from Becerril, Coca & Becerril, Mexico

Laurent Thibon (AIPPI) and Peter Siemsen (Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira, Brazil) www.marcasur.com

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The family united. Carolina and Natalia Vera (Vera Abogados Colombia)

Side by side. Alberto Guerra (Guerra Ip, Brazi) and Constanza Woltzenlogel (Luiz Leonardos & Advogados, Brazil)

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Matching. Pilar Troncoso (ASIPI) and MartĂ­n Michaus (Basham, Ringe & Correa, Mexico)

Chin chin! Ada Torres (Marpat, Paraguay) and Alejandra Aoun (Estudio Aoun, Argentina)

Chatting. Mercedes Castells, Gustavo Fischer (Fischer Abogados, Uruguay) and Eduardo Fonseca (Moffat & Co, Canada) 40

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COCKTAIL / BRAZIL

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello entertained clients and friends in a great carioca night held at the emblematic Academia da Cachaรงa. One of the most visited tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro was the setting chosen by the firm to delight its guests with its already classic cocktail at the end of the XXXVII International Congress of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI), a perfect break for the busy activities of the congress. In addition to relaxing and resting, the visitors had the opportunity to network in a different way. The event began late in the afternoon and continued into the night with music and dancing. It couldn't be any other way in such a joyful place like Rio. Open since 1985, the Cachaรงa Academy makes reference to the popular distilled alcoholic beverage and has more than one hundred varieties of cachaรงa on its menu, mostly based on sugar, ice and an endless list of delicious fruits. Attendees had the chance to taste various presentations, among others, of the caipirinha, the Brazilian drink par excellence and favorite of the evening. Typical dishes were also served: spicy bean broths, shrimp empanadas, linguiรงa mineira, beef

Montaury event in Rio

Rodrigo Mourรฃo (Montaury), Darin Gibby (Kilpatrick), Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, Marc Lieberstein (Kilpatrick) and Bruna Rego Lins

Ken Muncy (MG-IP Law PC), Jay Hines (MG-IP Law PC) and Eduardo Machado (Montaury)

escondidinho, carne de sol con aipim, queijo coalho typical of the Northeast with honey, cassava chips, tapioca dadinhos with pepper jam, among other

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Ricardo Vieira de Mello (Montaury), Claudia Zeraik (Montaury), Luiz Otรกvio Pimentel (INPI President), Roberto Vieira de Mello (Montaury) and Tim Loomis (Qualcomm)

Mei-lin Che Marcasur) and Joana Siqueira (Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello, Brazil)

Clarissa Jaegger (Montaury), Nabil Salame (Abu Ghazaleh Intellectual Property, Canada) and Claudia Zeraik (Montaury)

Erica Reis, Joana Siqueira, Luana de Barros, Diana Marques Vieira de Mello (Montaury), Esther Lins (AOMB Intellectual Property) and Gabriela Salerno (Montaury) www.marcasur.com

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EVENT / ECTA

Building bridges in Europe

Ladies night. Elektra Kilimiris (Oficina Patrinos y Kilimiris, Greece), Mónica Wolf (Wolf Méndez Abogados, Colombia), Juli Gutiérrez (Estudio Muñiz, Peru), Joana de Mattos Siqueira (Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello, Brazil), Marcela Cikato (Cikato, Uruguay) and Myrtha Hurtado (Novartis International, Switzerland)

Budapest is the 6th most popular city of Europe and that is where the 36th Annual Conference of ECTA took place from June 28 to July 1 and received over 700 attendees, most of them European. The motto of the conference was focused, in honor to the city and its bridges, on the trademark as a bridge between the consumer and the producer.

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Taking into account the most important means of transportation throughout the Hungarian history, the trio boat-horsetrain, the places chosen for the social events were a boat cruise along the Danube River, the Lázár Equestrian Park and the historic Railway Park. M

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Two continents. Juan Ignacio Zapata (Bolet & Terrero, Bolivia), Laura Collada (Dumont, Mexico) and Rossana Ferrari (Spain)

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