We are delighted to share that BERKEN IP has once again ranked in the “IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals” guide. Three of our Partners have been recognized as top patent professionals in 2021: Pedro Berkenwald, Alicia Alvarez Berkenwald and Federico Ulled. Emilio Berkenwald deserves a special mention for making his debut this year! IAM has described him as “a future leader of the patent practice”.
Our Managing Partner Alicia Alvarez Berkenwald has been recognized by IAM as a Global Leader in Patents in the just released 2021 IAM Global Leaders Guide. Congratulations Alicia! #IAM #Patents #IAMGlobalLeaders
Don´t miss out on INTAconnect: the virtual networking platform for #INTA2020! Please feel free to request a meeting with Lucía Scarpati and Bárbara Porcario through INTAconnect #INTA #trademarks #INTAconnect
Join our speakers Emilio Berkenwald and Lucía Scarpati on a webinar about Argentine IP Law during the Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle – CEIPI Comparative Law Seminar!
The event is free and will be broadcasted in French.
Please click here to register.
It was a great pleasure hosting the 2020 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Virtual Global Networking Event in Buenos Aires! A very inspiring session on leadership, gender and diversity. A great thank you to all the attendees for joining us online this year #WIPNE #AIPLA #WomeninIP
USPTO Pilot Program enables deferred-fee payment related to filing of provisional patent applications that combat COVID-19
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a pilot program that allows deferring the payment of filing official fees for provisional patent applications that combat COVID-19, until the filing of a corresponding non-provisional application.
The applicants must agree that the technical subject matter disclosed in their provisional applications will be available to the public on USPTO’s website.
In this way, two objectives are achieved: by disseminating the technology, applicants contribute to the fight against COVID-19 while at the same time protecting their patent rights.
To qualify for the program, the subject matter disclosed in the provisional must concern a product or process related to COVID-19, and such product or process requires Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for COVID-19 use.
The program accepts applications as from September 17, 2020, for a duration of 12 months.
For more information, please click here.
Assists in proving the existence of innovations, trade secrets and confidential information
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a new “digital fingerprint” service that provides a certain time and date to digital files containing, for example, intellectual creations such as innovations, trade secrets, confidential information, research and data.
This “digital fingerprint” is conceived as a complement to existing IP protection systems (trademarks, patents, designs, etc.) and, particularly, as evidence to solve disputes related to the use of confidential information or certain innovations before they are formally registered as IP rights.
Although WIPO PROOF does not create IP rights, the possibility of demonstrating that certain content existed at a given moment may assist in protecting assets during each stage of the innovative development process. This technology may also be applied to other related matters, for example, as supplementary evidence of the existence of a contract or as additional assurance when exchanging information during precontractual negotiations.
WIPO PROOF is an online service that utilizes the user’s local server to create a unique code or “digital fingerprint” for the contents of that file, date- and time-stamped by WIPO. The user receives a token containing said code and WIPO stores a copy of the token on its secure servers in Switzerland. Since files are not uploaded nor stored in external servers, confidentiality of information is not compromised, which is of relevance when dealing with sensitive information. The code can easily be verified online for free, at any time. The system will determine if the code of the original digital file matches the one stored in the token. If the original digital file has been modified, the code will not be verified.
By means of this new service, WIPO offers users a creative and accessible solution to some of the challenges posed by the era of digital transformation.
Very proud to be ranked in @Leaders League 2020 in #iplitigation, #patent prosecution and #trademark prosecution in Argentina. Congratulations to Pedro Berkenwald, Alicia Alvarez Berkenwald, Ernesto Machicote, Federico Ulled and Barbara Porcario! #leadersleague