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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Chilean Bankruptcy Legislation: How it affects international companies?

In March, we outlined changes to the Chilean bankruptcy legislation that will go into effect later this year. These were the first changes since the legislation was lasted visited in the eighties. As per our previous article, the legislation has two objectives that are positive for Chilean companies.  First, it aims to give struggling companies […]

Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in Latin America

  Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as an “international” or “worldwide” patent, or “international trademark” that covers the whole planet in one application. A mechanism exists under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), whereby applicants can make “international patent applications”, however this merely simplifies […]

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