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Dear members of the Latin American Committee of AIPLA,

 

            AIPLA´s Spring meeting is going to be held next week in Seattle and we are going to have a joint session with the Biotechnology/ International and Foreign Law/ IP practice in China and IP Practice in Latin America Committees in order to have a CLE program titled “Growing, Growing, Gone? The Increasing Challenges of Securing Worldwide Patent Protection on Living Organisms”. The idea is to address the latest IP developments for obtaining worldwide patent coverage on living organisms in different jurisdictions, such as, Europe, US, Asia and Latin America.  The session is scheduled on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3:30 – 5:00 pm. We hope that we could see all of you next week!!!

 

            Also, we have been working in our traditional trip to Latin America and this year we have scheduled to visit Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina on the week of August 20 to 24, 2018. We will provide you with a more detailed program in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, please save the date and let us know if someone is interested in attending to this trip, so we could start working on the logistics.   

 

            Best regards and looking forward in seeing you next week!

 

Eugenio and Ury

 

AIPLA- IP Latin American Committee

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Dear members of the Latin American Committee:
 
Please note that we have received these documents from the Leadership Committee and need our feedback as soon as possible. Hence, please review this material and let us have your comments preferably before the start of the annual meeting in DC this week.  They are asking us for our vote.
 
Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.
 
Best regards,
 
See you in DC this week.
 
Eugenio
  

Dear All,

 
Please find enclosed the program for our trip to Peru and Colombia to be held on June 5 – 10, 2016.
 
We will need your confirmation (Robert Wells - Robert.Wells@finnegan.com and Eugenio Perez - eugenioperez@uhthoff.com.mx) on whether you are planning to attend this trip as soon as possible. 
 
For reservations at Hotel Bogota Royal in Bogota with a preferred tariff, please mention the agreement of ACPI to our contact person in this hotel: Ms. Liliana Fagua / Cel: +57 3204772797 / E-mail: lfagua@hotelesroyal.com.

Those interested in visiting Machu Picchu should plan to arrive in Peru on June 2.  The trip to Machu Picchu will take place on June 3-5.  Please notify Rob and Eugenio if you are interested in joining this optional part of the trip.
 
Also, as there are a few speaking slots during our visit to Bogota that are still available, please inform if any of you is interested in speaking at your earliest convenience.
 
We hope to see you in Peru and Colombia, and, if you need any additional information, please let us know.
 
Best regards,
 
Robert Wells and Eugenio Pérez.

 

  

Dear IPP LatAm Committee members,
 
Please save the date for our 2016 LATAM Committee Delegation to Peru & Columbia (June 5-10).
 
We are planning to hold a casual get-together in Lima, Peru on the evening of Sun., June 5, 2016.  We are scheduling meetings in earnest in Lima on June 6-7.  We will travel to Bogota, Colombia on  Wed., June 8, and will have meetings there on June 9-10.
 
We anticipate that some of our committee members might be interested in visiting Machu Picchu during their visit to Peru, and we are helping to make appropriate plans and arrangements.  Those interested in visiting Machu Picchu, will need to arrive in Lima on Wed., June 1, travel to Cusco on Thur., June 2, visit Machu Picchu on Fri., June 3, spend another day in Cusco on Sat., June 4, and travel back to Lima on Sun., June 5.
 
Please let us know if you are interested in joining our delegation this year, and if you are interested in visiting Machu Picchu.
 
Best regards,
 
Rob Wells & Eugenio Pérez P.
Co-chairs
AIPLA IP Practice in Latin America Committee
 
  

The Brazilian Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office signed on last Thursday, November 19, 2015, a collaborative agreement for launching the Patent Prosecution Highway – PPH Pilot Program in Brazil.  According to the information provided so far by the Brazilian PTO, this new PPH Pilot Program would be initially limited to patent applications within the industrial field of Oil & Gas, for a period of two years or until each country analyzes 150 (one hundred fifty) patent applications, according to the chronological order of requests for participating in the Program.  According to the PTO website the PPH Program would apply to patent applications filed in the last 3 (three) years.

 
The specific official regulation on the PPH Program providing details thereon is expected to be published by the Brazilian PTO within the next weeks.  The granting of the related US patent will apparently be one of the conditions.
  

Dear Committee Members,
 
As you know, the IP Practice in Latin America Committee is organizing a delegation to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in conjunction with the combined AIPPI World Congress and Associação Brasileira Propriedade Intellectual (ABPI) Annual Meeting.  See the attached “Save the Date,” for details (dates below):
 
·         Oct. 9, 2015 – AIPLA IPP-LatAm committee visits to Brazilian Federal Courts and INPI followed by a cocktail (tentative)
·         Oct. 10-14, 2015 – AIPPI World Congress and ABPI Annual Meeting
 
If you would like to join this year’s delegation, please send us an email and we’ll add you to the list (Robert.wells@finnegan.com and jgoulart@dannemann.com.br).
 
Please note that In order to participate in the Congress you must be a member of one of the National Groups of AIPPI or an independent member.  If you aren’t a member of AIPPI yet, you can join AIPPI-US when registering for the Congress or directly with AIPLA at a discounted rate.  For people who are not already members of AIPPI who’d like to attend the AIPPI congress in Rio, we recommend the join & register option available for the AIPPI Congress web site at www.aippi.net.  The cost for the join & register option is $200 (to join, for two years), plus the congress registration fee ($1500 for the early registration option, available until June 10).  Or you can join AIPPI through the AIPLA web site for $190 for two years, then sign up for the Congress.  But there may be a little lag in getting the AIPPI membership through AIPLA caught up to AIPPI.  For further details about AIPPI-US membership, please contact Philip Swain (pcs@foleyhoag.com) or  Meghan Donohoe (mdonohoe@aipla.org).
                       
Best regards,
 
Joaquim Goulart & Rob Wells
 
  

Dear IP Practice in Latin America Committee Member,

 
For well over a century, AIPLA has been active on behalf of its members and US IP rights holders, in both the national and international IP communities. Recognizing the importance of protecting intellectual property rights globally, AIPLA takes an active role in advocating for stronger intellectual property rights by evaluating the ongoing law-making efforts in different jurisdictions throughout the world, and submitting public comments, if appropriate, when invited.
 
To that end, if you are aware of any discussions about changes in IP legislation in your jurisdictions (including internal regulations such as examination guidelines), please let us know.  Please also let us know when public comment is solicited, giving AIPLA an opportunity to submit its comments where appropriate.
 
Wishing you all best regards,
 
Joaquim Goulart (jgoulart@dannemann.com.br)
Robert Wells (Robert.Wells@finnegan.com
Co-Chairs of IP Practice in Latin America Committee
 
 
  

Dear AIPLA Members,

 
In conjunction with the combined AIPPI World Congress and Associação Brasileira Propriedade Intellectual (ABPI) Annual Meeting, this year the IP Practice in Latin America Committee is organizing a delegation to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Our Committee is scheduling visits to the Brazilian PTO and Federal Courts, on Friday, October 9th, followed by a cocktail (tentative).  The AIPPI World Congress and ABPI Annual Meeting will take place from October 10-14, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
For those interested in participating in our delegation and attending the AIPPI Congress, a special reduced registration fee for the AIPPI Congress will expire on June 10th (see:  https://www.aippi.org/?sel=congressreg&cf=statWelcomeMessage).  Please note that In order to participate in the Congress you must be a member of one of the National Groups of AIPPI or an independent member.  If you aren’t a member of AIPPI yet, you can join AIPPI-US when registering for the Congress or directly with AIPLA at a discounted rate.  For people who are not already members of AIPPI who’d like to attend the AIPPI congress in Rio, we recommend the join & register option available for the AIPPI Congress web site at www.aippi.net.  The cost for the join & register option is $200 (to join, for two years), plus the congress registration fee ($1500 for the early registration option, available until June 10).  Or you can join AIPPI through the AIPLA web site for $190 for two years, then sign up for the Congress.  But there may be a little lag in getting the AIPPI membership through AIPLA caught up to AIPPI.  For further details about AIPPI-US membership, please contact Philip Swain (pcs@foleyhoag.com) or  Meghan Donohoe (mdonohoe@aipla.org).
                       
Those interested in joining the IP Practice in Latin America delegation to Brazil   this trip, please contact Rob Wells (Robert.wells@finnegan.com) and Joaquim Goulart (jgoulart@danneman.com.br).
 
Best regards,
 
Joaquim Goulart & Rob Wells
 
  

Dear Committee Members,

 
During our Committee meeting at the Spring Meeting, this Thursday April 30th, at 04:30pm, we will have two speakers,  J. Michael Martinez de Andino from  Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, VA, and Justin R. Young from Dineff Trademark Law Limited, Chicago, IL, who will provide information on managing a trademark portfolio across different jurisdictions of Latin America. They will discuss where, when, and how to file, and cost-conscious protective measures that owners can take to defend their trademarks throughout Latin America.
 
See you all there.
 
Best regards,
 
Joaquim E. Goulart & Robert Wells
 
  

Hi Al,

 
I hope you are doing well.
 
Please feel free to distribute the announcement below to your members.
 
“The United States Patent and Trademark Office, in partnership with the International Trade Administration, has posted a vacancy announcement for an IP Attaché position.  The person selected for the position will be based in Mexico City. This high-profile diplomatic position requires a law degree, as well as knowledge of all fields of IP.  The announcement is open through April 6, 2015.
 
Please visit IP Attaché Internet page for more information on the IP Attaché program.”
 
Regards,
 
Dom
 
 
Dominic Keating
Director, Intellectual Property Attaché Program
United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Department of Commerce
Telephone: 571-272-9300
 
  
 

Dear Committee Member: 

 
AIPLA benefits from its international diversity because of its growing membership from countries beyond the USA.  Integrating ideas for programming to include participation by international members is a goal within the Strategic Plan of AIPLA for its Global Sector Committees. 
 
As a member of a Global Sector Committee, you already have expressed an interest in international IP law.  Your contributions to ideas for programming will reinforce our international diversity and promote our association to become a central location for education about comparative law and regulation as the world moves closer together in establishment and use of intellectual property. 
 
For example, your experiences with the Hague System for Industrial Design and your access to the latest news in the 40+ year effort to provide a single patent and a unified patent judicial system for the European Union (Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court) can illuminate fellow AIPLA members from the USA.  And American news about Alice, Myriad, and Mayo can benefit from an international perspective of members from diverse countries whose experiences with their law offers comparative analytical opportunities.     
 
With AIPLA Committee Selection still in “Open Season” until January 31, 2015, you are encouraged to make your selection of as many committees as you desire.  To become a participant in producing excellent programming, you are especially encouraged to join one or more of the following programming committees and participate actively to bring top-notch, internationally vibrant topics to our upcoming Stated Meetings, Webinars, Road-shows, and Special Events.   
 
Thank you.
 
Committees: 
International Education
Online Programs
Professional Programs
Public Education
 
 
 
  

Dear IP Practice in Latin America Committee Members,
 
For this year’s Annual Meeting, our committee has been hard at work preparing a plenary session: “Never a Boring Day: The IP and Regulatory Roller Coaster in Latin America.”  The session will be Track 3 on Thursday morning from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  We’ve lined up some great speakers, to address engaging topics.  We hope to see you all there.
 
In light of the plenary session we’ve decided not to host an additional committee session during the AIPLA Annual Meeting in DC.  However, in keeping with tradition, the IPP LatAm Committee is getting together at Murphy’s, an Irish Pub just a block from the hotel, on Thursday (October 23rd), starting at 5:00 pm to enjoy drinks, food, and socializing among good friends and new colleagues in a more informal setting.  All members and anyone in attendance at the Annual Meeting are welcome to join us.  Please note that this is neither an AIPLA nor an IPP-LatAm sponsored event.  Accordingly, each person is responsible for the cost of their own drinks and food.  We hope to see as many of you as possible in DC next week!
 
Best regards,
 
Joaquim & Rob
  

​​Dear IP Practice in Latin America Committee Members,

As you probably already know, we are organizing our Committee’s annual trip to Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina, which will take place from August 16th to 22nd.  A copy of the provisional program for the trip is posted on section "Committee Trips" of this LAC micro-website.  Please note that the cut-off date for informing if you would like to join us on the trip will be July 10th.

If you need any further information about the trip and/or if you are planning to join us, please contact us.
 
Wishing you best regards,
 
Joaquim Goulart & Robert Wells.