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URUGUAY: The Accountability Bill 2023 proposes changes to the Intellectual and Industrial Property regulations

URUGUAY: The Accountability Bill 2023 proposes changes to the Intellectual and Industrial Property regulations

By Julieta P. Espinosa.

On June 30, 2023, in Uruguay, the Executive Power sent to the Legislative Power the Bill of Accountability and Budget Execution Balance corresponding to the 2022 financial year.

The norm consists of 442 articles, throughout which modifications are introduced, as well as new regulations, regarding various matters. Some of the proposals for relevant changes to the Intellectual and Industrial Property regulations are the following: –

Regarding trademark matters, art. 218 establishes the official fees for the procedures referred to “other trademark signs” (other than denominative or mixed marks) that are carried out before the Trademark Office. This is in line with the project of the Trademark Office to be able to regulate and expressly incorporate the possibility of registering “non-traditional” trademarks.

The art. 218 also fixes the fees for the registration of geographical indications.

– Regarding copyright matters, art. 219 proposes to create a Software Registry in the orbit of the Patent and Trademark Office (National Directory of Industrial Property). Read more

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