By: Santiago León Gómez 
By: Lizz Dahiam Pacheco Ramírez
Coordinator of the Consumer Advocacy Group
By: Mateo Varela Martínez
By: Daniela Salazar Díaz
Ms. Maria Carolina Corcione, Deputy Superintendent for Consumer Protection of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC), from November 25 to 29, in Paris, France, represented Colombia at the Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) 96th Session and at the joint meeting of the CCP and the Competition Committee. These were organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
From November 26 to December 1, Mr. ANDRÉS BARRETO GONZÁLEZ, current Superintendent of Industry and Commerce, attended the OCDE Working Party 2, Working Party 3, Competition Committee Meetings, and the Global Competition Forum in Paris, France.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM), the Coordinator of the Systems Applications Working Group, Ms. Jenny Rodríguez, was invited to participate in the "Seminar on the installation and use of the WIPO tool: Optical Character Recognition in Published Patent Texts (LATIPAT)", which was held from November 25 to December 1 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Through Resolution No. 83306 of November 13, 2018, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) ordered COMUNICACIÓN CELULAR S.A. COMCEL S.A. (CLARO) to give 200MB to each user because of the way the plans were advertised.
The Deputy Superintendence for the Protection of Personal Data of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has made a virtual training course aimed at the protection of children and adolescents' personal data on the web available to the public.
To strengthen its commitment to the formation of human capital, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) hosted a new training session in the field of National Registry of Databases (RNBD, for its acronym in Spanish). This event, which was carried out by officials from the Deputy Superintendence for the Protection of Personal Data, was aimed at public entities, companies, and non-profit entities.
In order to raise awareness about the risks involved in the free movement of unsafe products over the Internet, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) joined the Global Consumer Awareness Campaign on Product Safety that was organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission.
"The National Colombian Inventor Award 2018" was organized by the SIC with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The objective of this award is to stimulate national inventors’ creativity, who contribute to the improvement of people's daily lives. It also seeks to stimulate creativity in the Orange Economy.
El Registro Nacional de la República de Costa Rica (RNPCR) ha integrado su base de datos de marcas y diseños a las herramientas de búsqueda “TMview” y “DesignView”. Con esta nueva incorporación, ambas herramientas contendrán información de 68 oficinas participantes.
The Coordinator of the Working Group for the Verification and Control of Technical Regulation and Legal Metrology of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) of Colombia, Mr. Pedro Perez Vargas, attended the Seminar “Border Control and Market Surveillance: Instruments, Experiences, and Lessons Learnt” celebrated in Montevideo, Uruguay, from September 11 to 13, 2018.
The Deputy Superintendent for Industrial Property, Ms. Mónica Ramírez Hinestroza, along with the Head of the Legal Advisor Office, Ms. Jazmin Rocío Soacha, represented Colombia at the 01- AI-2017 Process Hearing (ACAVA LIMITED against the Republic of Colombia) convened by the Andean Community Court of Justice on September 20, 2018.
Mr. Hugo Alberto Martínez Luna, Senior Officer of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, assisted to the “XVII Regional Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights for Judges of Latin America” that took place in Antigua, Guatemala, on September, 2019.