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. "
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.
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. The changes will occur due to the agreed extension of rights in the FTA between the U.S., Central America and the Dominican Republic.
It takes from six months to a year to complete the process for registering a patent for a brand with the Guatemalan Intellectual Property Registry.
Various sectors in Guatemala agree with the estimate. "Although there is a commitment to the free trade agreement between Central America and United States (CAFTA), which entered into force in 2006, Guatemala has not signed", reported Prensalibre.com.gt.
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