THURSDAY, 26 JULY 2018 In a guest post, Carlos Castrillo provides an update on the legislative reforms in Argentina: In January we reported on the publication of the Emergency Decree with several changes that would be popular with brand owners, and we are pleased to say that these changes have been approved by Congress. The Decree was [...]
Kat friend Carlos Castrillo explains for Kat readers the operative measures that are being put into place for various IP matters in Argentina following the Emergency Decree that was made public on 11 January 2018 and which promise a new era in IP practice. The Emergency Decree was aimed at simplifying numerous administrative procedures before [...]
The long awaited bylaws have been expected since January 13, when the so called Mega Decree made reforms on the opposition process in the trademark law. The bylaws were published today in the Official Gazette and will be effective in 60 days. We then expect the first administrative decisions to be issued by the Trademark [...]
The Mega Decree that made important reforms in the opposition procedure in Argentina has been recently ratified by Congress, published in the Official Gazette and will be effective as from June 26, 2018, The Trademark and Patent Office has to rule the bylaws to make it fully applicable.
The three bills that would replace the decree of necessity and urgency (DNU) signed last January by President Mauricio Macri to reduce government bureaucracy and approved by the lower chamber during March will begin to be discussed today in the Senate. The Government's hopes they will become law during the first half of May. The reform to the [...]
THE BILL THAT RATIFIES THE MEGA DECREE REFORMING THE TRADEMARK PROCEDURE IN ARGENTINA HAS BEEN APROVED BY THE LOWER CHAMBER
On March 21, 2018, the Lower Chamber of the Argentine Congress has approved, with no modifications, under project number 6830-D_2017, the reforms proposed by the Presidential Decree 27/2018- Such reforms are actually governing the trademark procedure since January 13th, 2018 but a law is needed to confirm they will not be challenged before the Courts. [...]
In related news, the government said this week it will send three bills to Congress to replace the wide-ranging socalled “Mega-decree” package that Macri signed in early January. The anti-bureaucracy, trademark and patent reform procedure decree package this week passed the Legislative Processes Committee, composed of both senators and lawmakers, 16 to 8. However, [...]