El Salvador Promotes Patenting

The Salvadoran Association of Intellectual Property began a program to encourage registration of patents.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Elsalvador.com reports that Danilo Rodríguez Villamil, the association president, said that patents are a system to protect inventors. "Colleges, Institutions and government should coordinate efforts."

He also stated that “intellectual property in the country is going well, what is needed now are more inventors. Therefore, the challenge facing the country is for new generations to thrive on innovation."

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New Chamber of Intellectual Property in Guatemala

June 2016

The union will focus on improving the rules on patenting and improving protection of intellectual property.

The creation of the new Chamber also aims to encourage fair practices and help streamline processes followed when companies make complaints about products reproduced without authorization. S21.com.gt reports that "...The products most likely to be copied illegally are medicines, food, alcoholic beverages, clothing, videos, movies and music. "

Single Registration for Patents in Central America

July 2015

A proposal has been made for the region to standardize the criteria for patenting so that it has the same validity and is treated in the same way in each of the Central American countries.

Meeting in Panama, patent experts and government representatives reviewed the Manual for Processing Patent Applications, with the aim of unifying the various laws on registrations in order to facilitate the work of companies that have to deal with different rules, times and procedures to register their patents in countries in Central America.

Impact of DR- CAFTA in Production of Generic Goods

December 2013

Increased prices are predicted along with less variety in drugs and agrochemicals because of the progressive protection of patent rights.

Román Macaya, director of the National Chamber of Generic Producers (Canaproge) explained that at the end of this decade the market will feel an impact on the protection of branded drugs and agrochemicals.

If You Can't Pay For it… Steal It

August 2012

The law in Costa Rica that decriminalizes the business of photocopying disrupts the foundations of intellectual property rights, with the only justification for accessing protected property being the lack of economic means.

The first paragraph of the preamble to draft law No.

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