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Join us for the INTA Annual Meeting 2015 in San Diego, CA

ALPI will be attending the premier academic and networking event for trademark professionals from May 2 to May 6, 2015. With over 9,000 attendees from more than 140 jurisdictions expected to attend, the INTA Annual Meeting is the largest trademark event in the world. This year’s event

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Reforma a Reglamento de Patentes de Invención y Diseños en Costa Rica en Abril de 2014

A partir del 24 de abril de 2014, se implementaron reformas importantes de procedimientos para inscripción de patentes de invención, diseños y modelos ante la Sección de Patentes de Invención del Registro de la Propiedad Industrial de Costa Rica La reforma es notable por introducir importantes cambios

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Costa Rica increases publication fees for trademark applications

As of February 25, 2014, the official Gazette increased publication fees for trademark applications  s frequent filers of trademark applications in Costa Rica know, official fees for trademark registration in the country are divided into two main categories. The first are filing fees, which are payable to

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China Passes New Trademark Law

The revision of the law was passed on August 30, 2013 by Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s top legislative organ. his is the third revision of the People’s Republic of China Trademark, which has been under consideration for several years. The new law

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Costa Rica: Brief Primer Intellectual Property Protection

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Thanks to the international harmonizing trend in IP laws, the procedure for registration and protection of patents of invention, trademarks and other IP rights is fairly standardized in Costa Rica and Latin America in comparison to the rest of the world. Most of the basic considerations regarding

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Costa Rica: New Guideline for Suspension of Trade and Service Mark Applications

by Luis Acuna, Asesores Legales en Propiedad Industrial (ALPI), Costa Rica The merits of granting a request to suspend prosecution of a pending trademark, service mark or trade name application before the Costa Rican Industrial Property Registry has traditionally been evaluated in a case-by-case basis. No clear

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