November 15, 2019

IP value creation in Latin America – tough, but not impossible

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Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru have all taken significant steps in recent times to improve their IP regimes and drive changes to facilitate the commercialisation of IP rights in Latin America. However, significant issues remain – including registration delays, court hold-ups and patentability uncertainties, as well as ongoing problems with piracy and counterfeiting. This […]

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

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From BBC The United States has suspended Brazilian meat imports over “recurring concerns about the safety of products intended for the American market”. Several countries banned Brazilian meat in March, when prosecutors said health inspectors there had been taking bribes to approve sub-standard meat. The US didn’t impose a ban then; instead, it introduced checks […]