The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce of Colombia held the workshop on “research practices for Consultations on Dominance Abuse”.
The "VII Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Competition of Latin America and the Caribbean (GTCC)", organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), was hel
The SIC and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) signed today the PPH program (Patent Prosecution Highway).
The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce of Colombia held the workshop on “research practices for Consultations on Dominance Abuse”. The purpose of this three-day workshop was to provide a training to investigate and analyze the competitive effects of abuse of dominance to the staff of the SIC. The workshop was given by the expert Tina Kondo and David Osinski from the Federal Trade Commission of the United States.
Mr. Carlos Salazar Muñoz, Director of Investigations on Data Protection of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC), attended the “Seminar: Privacy and Electronic Communications", organized by the Ibero-American Data Protection Network (RIPD, for its acronym in Spanish), in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay.
The "VII Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Competition of Latin America and the Caribbean (GTCC)", organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), was held in El Salvador. This meeting was organized by the General Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), with the collaboration of the Superintendence of Competition of El Salvador.
Ms. Mónica Andrea Ramírez Hinestroza, Deputy Superintendence for Industrial Property Affairs, participated in the “IX Ordinary Meeting of the Andean Ad Hoc Committee of Intellectual Property (CAAPI)", organized by the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), in the city of Lima, Peru.
Mr. José Luis Salazar Lopez, Director of the Office of New Creations of the SIC, participated in the "Steering Committee Meeting of the PROSUR Project", organized by the PROSUR Executive Secretariat, which took place in Panama City.
This meeting was a great opportunity to discuss and make decisions related to the future of PROSUR and the possible cooperation with The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), taking into account that the finance aid provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will end in December this year.
Ms. Cecila Nieto Porto, advisor of the Deputy Superintendent for Industrial Property Affairs, participated in the “Intellectual Property Executive Week” of the European Patent Office (EPO), which took place in Alicante, Spain. On July 10-14, 2017.
Ms. Nieto was invited to participate on behalf of this Entity to discuss the role of IP Offices in the development of the global economy, as well as the current leadership challenges they face.
Ms. Alba Lemus Quiroga, official of the Deputy Superintendence for Industrial Property Affairs, participate as speaker in the "Regional Seminar on the Treatment of Patent Cooperation (PCT) for the countries of Latin America” which was held by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with the support of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM). The seminar took place in El Salvador City on July 4-8, 2017.
On March 29, the Interamerican Competition Alliance held a building – capacity virtual workshop on “Collaborative Economy” (also known as “sharing economy”). The distinguished panel of experts was comprised of:
On March 9, 2017, members from the Economics Studies, Mergers and Advocacy Working Groups participated, virtually, in the capacity-building workshop titled “The selection and prioritization of sectors or industries for market studies”. This activity was organized by the OECD. The objective of the workshop was to share lessons learned from authorities which have substantial experience in this area. The distinguished panel of experts was comprised of:
On March 8, 2017, Daniel Sabogal, member of the Bid Rigging Working Group, participated as a speaker in the webinar "Challenges related to evidence gathering after dawn raids".
From January 1, 2017, all the applications of distinctive signs must be adjusted to the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification of Products and Services. In comparison to the previous edition, there were changes in the elimination, inclusion and reclassifications of existing products and services.
Since January 1, 2017, Colombia became President Pro Tempore of PROSUR. This designation was made official during the Steering Committee meeting of such program that was held in Santiago de Chile, on December 15 - 16, 2016