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Chile

Chile

Primary Sources

  • Circular No. 001 of June 8, 2012, on the Regulation of the Registration of Industrial Designs (2012)
  • Code of Civil Procedure (Law No. 1552, as amended up to Law No. 20.217 of November 12, 2007) (2007)
  • Code of Criminal Procedure (Law No. 1853, as amended up to Law No. 20.217 of November 12, 2007) (2007)
  • Commercial Code (Law No. 1865, as amended up to Law No. 20.382 of October 20, 2009) (2011)
  • Constitutional Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General (Law No. 19640, as amended up to Law No. 20467 of October 8, 2010) (2010)
  • Criminal Code (Law No. 18.742, as amended up to Law No. 20526 of August 13, 2011) (2011)
  • Decree No. 277 implementing Law No. 17.336 on Intellectual Property (2013)
  • Decree No. 3 approving the Regulation of the National System of Control of Pharmaceutical Products for Human Use (as amended up to Decree No. 85) (2016)
  • Decree No. 425 implementing the Procedure for Registration of Intellectual Property Mediators and Arbitrators, the Form and Specifications for Registration and the Remuneration to Mediators and Arbitrators (2011)
  • Decree-Law No. 211/1973 on Protection of Free Competition (Consolidated Text of August 30, 2016, approved by Decree-Law No. 1) (2016)
  • Decree-Law No. 213/1953 on the Customs Ordinance (Consolidated Text of January 1, 2015, approved by Decree-Law No. 30) (2015)
  • El DECRETO EXENTO N° 0021008 10.9.2007 que prueba Reglamento que establece procedimiento interno referido a innovaciones desarrolladas en la Universidad de Chile
  • Exemption Decree No. 945 approving Technical Standard No. 170 on Registration of Biotechnology Products derived from Recombinant DNA Techniques (as amended by Exemption Decree No. 199) (2016)
  • Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Chile (January 1, 2004)
  • Health Code (promulgated by Decree-Law No. 725, and amended up to Law No. 20.895) (2016)
  • Law No. 17.336 on Intellectual Property (as amended up to Law No. 20.750 on the Introduction of Digital Terrestrial Television) (2014)
  • Law No. 18.455 establishing Rules on the Production, Processing and Marketing of Ethyl Alcohols, Alcoholic Beverages and Vinegars (as amended up to Law No. 20.332) (2009)
  • Law No. 18.834 on the Administrative Statute (Codified law promulgated by Decree-Law No. 29) (2009)
  • Law No. 19.039 on Industrial Property (Consolidated Text of February 6, 2012, approved by Decree-Law No. 3) (2012)
  • Law No. 19.166 amending Law No. 17.336 on Intellectual Property (1992)
  • Law No. 19.223 on Categories of Computer-Related Offenses (1993)
  • Law No. 19.227 creating the National Fund for the Promotion of Books and Reading (as amended up to Law N° 20435 amending Law N° 17.336 on Intellectual Property) (2010)
  • Law No. 19.496 on Consumer Protection (as amended up to Law No. 20543 of October 21, 2011) (2011)
  • Law No. 19.880 establishing the Fundamentals of Administrative Proceedings (updated on August 20, 2008) (2008)
  • Law No. 19.912 bringing the Law No. 17.336 on Intellectual Property into line with the Agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO) (2003)
  • Law No. 19.914 bringing Certain Chilean Legislation in line with the United States-Chili Free Trade Agreement (2003)
  • Law No. 19.996 amending Law No. 19.039 on Industrial Property (2005)
  • Law No. 19880 of May 14, 2003, on Establishing the Basis for Administrative Procedure affecting the Actions of the Organs of State Administration (2008)
  • Law No. 20.160 amending Law No. 19.039 on Industrial Property (2007)
  • Law No. 20.169 regulating Unfair Competition (as amended by Law No. 20.416 fixing Special Rules for Small Companies) (2010)
  • Law No. 20.243 establishing Moral and Economic Rights of Performers in their Fixed Performances in Audiovisual Media (2008)
  • Law No. 20.254 on the Creation of the National Industrial Property Institute (2008)
  • Law No. 20.435 amending Law No. 17.336 on Intellectual Property (2010)
  • Law No. 20.569 amending Law No. 19.039 on Industrial Property (2012)
  • Law No. 20.606 on Nutritional Composition of Food and Food Advertising (as amended by Law No. 20.869 on Food Advertising) (2015)
  • Law No. 20.750 on the Introduction of Digital Terrestrial Television (2014)
  • Organic Code of Tribunals (Law No. 7421, as amended up to 2011) (2011)
  • Regulations under Law No. 19.039 on Industrial Property (2005)
  • Supreme Decree No. 977/1996 approving Food Health Regulations (as amended up to Decree No. 29/2016)(2016)

Secondary Sources

  • AIPPI (2011), “Exceptions to Copyright protection and the permitted Uses of Copyright works in the hi-tech and digital: Q216B: Chile”, 2011
  • Alvarado, I. (2013), “Plain Packaging Questionaire”, AIPPI Chilean Group, August 9, 2013
  • Andes IP (2015), “Trademark Opposition in Chile”, 2015
  • Bloomberg, “Fight Fat in Chile Imperils Outlook for Biggest Soda Bottlers”, 6/26/2015
  • Bufete Almodovar & Jara (2016), Gilead threatens pharmaceutical firms in Chile for importing generic versions of Sovaldi”,
  • Chilean Association of Technology Companies (ACTI)(2015), “Software piracy and the regulatory challenges” (translated), 7/23/2015
  • Chilean Congress website (2016), “Deputies appove bill that protects moral rights for directors” (translated), 9/27/2016
  • Chilean Intellectual Property Court (2015), “Bulletin of Patent Jurisprudence” (translated), Patent Bulletin 2015
  • CIPER Chile (2016), “La aguda crisis de Aduanas facilita evasion, contrabando y nacrotrafico”, 3/23/2016
  • Clarke Modet & Co. (2014), “Trademarks in Chile: Developments in the new bill”, 1/28/2014
  • Clarke Modet & Co. (2016), “The Patent Prosecution Highway of the Pacific Alliance”, 6/30/2016
  • Claro, F. & Pavez, F. (2010), “Protection of trade secrets through IPR and unfair competition law: Q215: Chile”, AIPPI, June 18, 2010
  • Cluster Salud (2016), “Free market Chilean organization criticizes extending patents for medicines” (Translated), February 2016
  • El Switch (2015), “Piracy: The fifth paid TV provder in Chile” (translated), 5/25/2015
  • European Respiratory Society (2015), “Chile joins push for plain packaging of tobacco products”, 8/5/2015
  • GBI Pharma (2016), “Chile’s FNE seeks USD 15.5m fine for Pfizer’s Searle over Celebrex patent shenanigans”, 5/14/2016
  • Guia TVD (2015), “Industry concerned over outbreak of Pirate Satillite TV” , 4/1/2015
  • ICLG (2016), International Comparative Legal Guides: Patents 2017 – Chile
  • ICLG (2016), International Comparative Legal Guides: Trademarks 2017 – Chile
  • Ilegal Trade Observatory (2016), “Comercio ambulante ilegal: Inspectores muncipales podrian cursar multas de $400 mil”, 7/21/2016
  • Illegal Trade Observatory (2016), “Aduanas habilitara unidad de transparencia para combatir contrabando y lavado de activos en operaciones de comercio”, 10/5/2016
  • Illegal Trade Observatory (2016), “The Investigative Police launch campaign to prevent film piracy”, 5/8/2016
  • Illegal Trade Observatory (2016), Observing IPRs” (translated), 7/5/2016
  • INAPI-WIPO (2013), The Use of Intellectual Property in Chile” (translated), March 2013
  • INAPI, “Draft Industrial Property Act passed the Finance Committee”, 3/23/2015
  • INAPI, “Industrial property and technology transfer” (translated), accessed 2016
  • INTA (2015), “INTA submission on the National IP Strategy for Chile”, 7/17/2015
  • Ipcoster (2016), “Intellectual property protection in Chile”, 2016
  • La Tercera (2015), “Anti-Tobacco Law: Senate approves an increase in warnings on packaging of 100%” (translated), 9/7/2015
  • La Tercera (2016), “Chilean invention patents quadruple over the past 25 years” (Translated), 5/18/2016
  • Latin Lawyer (2015), “Intellectual Property 2015 – Chile”, 2015
  • Latin Lawyer (2016), “Intellectual Property 2016 – Chile”, 2016
  • MAPU Express (2016), “Demand presented in opposition to the patenting of the Maqui”, 10/19/2016
  • Melossi, A. (2011), “The patentability criterion of inventive step / non-obviousness (Q217): Chile”, AIPPI, 2011
  • National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (2016), A LOOK AT FREE COMPETITION TO CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE HEALTH INDUSTRY (translated), February 2016
  • National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (2016), Study concerning the system of supplementary patent protection in Chile and its effects on free competition” (translated), January 2016
  • PAHO (2015), “Countries of the Americas explore mechanisms to improve access to strategic and high-cost medicines”, 9/1/2015
  • PKBR Packaging Business Review (2015), “Chile proposes plain packaging for cigarettes”, 8/19/2015
  • Ramirez Herrera, D. (2016), “Complementary Protection Certificates for medicines versus free competition and Chile” (translated), 2/4/2016, Lvcentinvs
  • Ruiz Salazar & CIA (2016), “Do you want to obtain a patent for your software?”, 6/1/2016
  • Science and Technology Development Fund, “Evolution of IP in FONDEF”, Accessed 2016
  • South American Patent Observatory (2016), “Chile: Medicines Act 2, debate begins on more controversial indications”, 10/3/2016
  • South American Patent Observatory (2016), “Industrial property offices will import foreign patents through Chile”, 9/28/2016
  • TV y Senal (2015), “Silva & CIA: Intellectual Property protects innovation, creativity and business identity”
  • Villasec, M. & Boxrud, C. (2010), “Protection against the dilution of a trademark: Q214: Chile”, AIPPI, 2010
  • WIPO Committee on Development and IP (2013), “Intellectual Property and Socio-economic development: Country Study Chile”, 5/2013
  • WIPO Committee on Development and IP (2015), Study on Pharmaceutical Patents in Chile, April 2015
  • World Intellectual Property Review (2013), “Modifications to Chile’s trademark law”, 9/1/2013
  • World Trademark Review (2015), Chile