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
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
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