• Intellectual Property in Latin America: A Look to the South
  • May 10, 2010
  • Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office
  • In recent years much credit has been given, and deservedly so, to the emergence of new players in the global IP market. Some of these newcomers include businesses based in places like China, India and Southeast Asia. One region of the globe seems to have been mostly overlooked, however, as if it had fallen off the landscape of Intellectual Property (IP) developers and consumers: Latin America. This article is an introduction to Intellectual Property in Latin America. While the scope of the present article is limited to patents, the issues of trade-marks, copyrights, trade secret protection, and other legal issues should also be considered as they may present peculiarities leading to a different picture from that obtained in the patent arena.