SIPLA

Events

WORKSHOP
18-03-2022 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Most competition authorities in the region face institutional problems in the enforcement of competition laws, which impedes their effectiveness. Some of these problems include: low budget, lack of sufficient legal powers, and inefficient judicial systems that affect the review of decisions made by competition authorities. In Uruguay, for example, important progress has been made in terms of legal reforms that have granted the necessary investigative and sanctioning powers, but the authority remains small (technical staff of 10) and its budget remains low. 

WORKSHOP
17-03-2022 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

In the Workshop, the possible causes of the almost null activity of the competition authorities in the region regarding abuses in technology transfer contracts were discussed.

CONFERENCE
16-03-2022 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

The third annual conference of the Initiative took place 16 March 2022, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCYT).

WORKSHOP
15-03-2022 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

The use of flexibilities in the patent system has been the subject of several studies and debates by both academics and policy makers. One of these studies was developed by the Smart IP Initiative as a first step in the analysis of the Latin American patent system, where it was possible to identify and describe the use of flexibilities in the region.

WORKSHOP
14-03-2022 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

The objective of the workshop was to define lines of research based on the comparative study of "Collective Distinctive Signs as Instruments of Sustainable Development".

WORKSHOP
29-10-2019 - 30-10-2019 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

The workshop brought together experts from the eight countries on which the study focuses, namely Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

CONFERENCE
03-04-2019 - 05-04-2019 / Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

The second annual conference of the Initiative took place from 3 to 5 April 2019, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. It was organized and hosted in collaboration with the Universidad de los Andes.

WORKSHOP
07-12-2018 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

The workshop brought together experts from the eight countries on which the study focuses, namely Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

CONFERENCE
21-03-2018 - 23-03-2018 / Santiago de Chile

The first annual conference of the Initiative took place from 21 to 23 March 2018, in Santiago de Chile. It was organized and hosted in collaboration with the Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI).