The SIC and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) signed today the PPH program (Patent Prosecution Highway).
The Deputy Superintendent for Jurisdictional Affairs representing Colombia at the sessions of the Working Party on Consumer Product Safety
Mr. Juan Manuel Serrano, Coordinator of the Oppositions and Cancellations Group of the SIC, participated in the “Intellectual Property Seminar on Industrial Designs and Absolute Grounds”, which took place in Alicante, Spain, on march of the present year. This seminar brought together different Industrial Property authorities from around the world to jointly analyze the absolute causes of denial and the different procedures applied to industrial designs.
Mrs. Liliana Cruz Pinzón, Coordinator of the Merger Working Group of the SIC, participated in the “2017 ICN Merger Workshop”, which took place in Washington D.C., United States. This version of the workshop focused on effective investigative techniques for developing reliable evidence, and addressed the role of market power and market definition (among other related topics) in merger review. The Workshop was done by the International Competition Network (ICN), with the collaboration of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States.
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
The Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI, for its acronym in Spanish) and the International Trademark Association (INTA), aware of the benefits that Intellectual Property offers and the importance of trademarks in the economy, undertook, with the collaboration of the SIC and other Industrial Property Offices of Latin America, a study to analyze the economic impact of trademark industries in terms of employment, economic activity and foreign trade
From December 19, 2016, users of national patent applications that have a favorable resolution in Colombia can expedite the processing times of their patent or utility models applications in Brazil, reducing the associated costs
The first Self-Regulation Meeting of the Valuation Sector was successfully held in Bogota on November 25, 2016. This meeting convened more than 300 participants and counted with the participation of important national speaker, who discussed the implementation of the self-regulation model created with Law 1673 of 2013
On October 26, 2016, the SIC, representing Colombia, handed over the Presidency of the Network of Consumer Safety and Health (RCSS, for its acronym in Spanish) of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the National Directorate of Consumer Protection of Argentina
The SIC launched the campaign named "One gallon is one gallon", which aims to ensure that Service Stations (EDS, for its acronym in Spanish) provide consumers a precise and accurate measure in the supply of fuel.
The fourth version of the “International Congress on Free Competition” successfully concluded in Barranquilla. This event was organized by the SIC and was held on November 17-18, 2016.
The Superintendent of Industry and Commerce, Pablo Felipe Robledo Del Castillo, installed on November 3, 2016, the “Congress on Advertising and Law”, which was organized by this Entity in Bogotá city
On October 27, 2016, in the context of the Mexico's State visit to Colombia made by the President of that country (Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto), the Federal Consumer Protection Bureau of México (PROFECO, for its acronym in Spanish) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the SIC, to strengthen the preventive functions of both authorities on consumer protection.