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How to protect patents in Latin America

Eileen McDermott, New York

Backlogs at patent offices, political unrest and unspecialised courts are some of the challenges facing IP owners in Latin America, according to participants in Managing IP’s Latin America roundtable

While accession to and increased implementation of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), in part due to Free Trade Agreements with the US and EU, have improved filing times in some countries, backlogs remain a major problem across the region....

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