Buy Zoloft online without prescription, My clients, large and small, that do, or plan to do, business in Latin America invariably ask me about political and economic risk. What is the government of such and such country doing? Where is it going? Is it going to be toppled? Are we [US] in trouble there. How and when will I be paid? These are their most frequently asked questions.
Some questions I seldom hear are: How about my intellectual property? Will it be protected. Can it be protected? How can I do this? My experience shows companies overlook these questions because their decision-makers suffer from an over-reliance on US patents, 650mg, 800mg, 875mg, 900mg, trademarks, and copyrights. The smaller the company, Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina, the greater the reluctance to pay attention to their IP; their focus is on the product or service they want to place in the region and how much of a killing they will make in the shortest possible time.
My experience shows that those who ignore the security of their IP in Latin America assume their IP rights in the US are equally transferable not only to Latin America, but elsewhere. And yet, protection of IP is the cornerstone of success or failure in the region. If your IP is insecure, political stability and orthodox economic management will be of limited value. The truth is: You lose your IP, New York. Los Angeles, California, you lose your business. And once you lose it, it will be very costly and time consuming to regain it, Order Zoloft from mexican pharmacy, if you can.
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My experience shows that those who ignore the security of their IP in Latin America assume their IP rights in the US are equally transferable not only to Latin America, 125mg, 150mg, 200mg, 250mg, but elsewhere. And yet, protection of IP is the cornerstone of success or failure in the region. If your IP is insecure, Order Zoloft online c.o.d, political stability and orthodox economic management will be of limited value. The truth is: You lose your IP, you lose your business. And once you lose it, it will be very costly and time consuming to regain it, if you can.
Let me restate what I have written and said many times before: you will be wise to have the counsel of an IP attorney, online buying Zoloft, with expertise in your industry and in the Latin American market(s) you wish to enter or expand.
I am not a licensed IP practitioner. My comments are based on my direct experience dealing with IP protection issues in Latin America; they are not substitutes for appropriate legal counsel given to you by a licensed professional in your country of operation in Latin America. Nor are my comments to be taken as legal counsel. My hope is that my hard-won experience can help you avoid basic mistakes and enable you to deal effectively with the protection of your IPRs (intellectual property rights) and your in-country counsel.
Proprietary and Derivative Rights
There are 118 different IP regimes in the world. Therefore, Kjøpe Zoloft online, bestill Zoloft online, you need to know which protects your IP capital, and how. Claims protected in one regime may, or may not, be equally protected in another.
Therefore, Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee. Portland, Oregon, you need to ascertain in the country of origin who has the proprietary rights and the derivative rights of the product, service, Købe Zoloft online, αγοράζουν online Zoloft, publication, or artistic product (films, songs, paintings) you wish to place in Latin America, australia, uk, us, usa. You are entitled to the sale, distribution, Online buy Zoloft without a prescription, and placement of the IP you legally own. You can commercialize and do business with the property of others only when you are licensed or authorized to do so through a duly executed legal contract.
If you are an importer, it is equally important to ascertain that what you are importing into the US or a Latin American country can enter that market because no one has a preexisting right to exclude you from that market, or limit your participation in it. Many a product has been denied entry into the US or a Latin American country because the importer overlooked this simple procedure, 1000mg, 2000mg.
Buy Zoloft online without prescription, Proprietary rights are embedded in patents, trademarks, servicemarks, and copyrights and give their owners the exclusive right to their use. Derivative rights are those given to expansions of, or extensions to, the use of a given product, new applications of a product, or translations. A copyright on a book is a proprietary right; the translation into another language of the same work is a derivative right. While the copyright is given to the original author, the derivative copyright is given to the translator, 5mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, but you don't have the right to translate the work, or render the idea through a different medium, without the prior authorization of the original author or owner.
The WTO Council for Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) decided in February 1999 to lift the exemption from patent protection to inventions that involve biodiversity, plants, buy Zoloft from mexico, culture, and animals. The revised exemption appears under TRIPS Article 27.3b of the World Intellectual Property Office, Farmacia Zoloft baratos, Zoloft online kaufen, which does not have world jurisdictional powers (http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en).
On 2 October 2007, members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) agreed to "accelerate work on IP protections, and protections to traditional knowledge, genetic resources, Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee, and folklore/traditional cultural expressions (TCEs)," the role they play in a globalized economy, El Paso, Texas. Washington, D.C. Seattle, Washington, and the value they have in each country (http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en).
If you believe that folklore and traditional cultural expressions are the concern of anthropologists and social psychologists, think again. Yale University's Art Gallery was ordered to return to Perú Inca relics is had had on display for years. The J. Paul Getty Museum (California) will return to Italy some of its Italian treasures; again the Ministry of Culture of Italy sued the museum, and won. The British Museum and Greece have yet to settle who has a right to the Friezes of the Parthenon (The Elgin Marbles), reasons to buy Zoloft online, which Lord Elgin took to Britain without approval from the Greek government.
Protection of folk medicines and curative practices were given special consideration in the Colombia and Peru FTAs. Ecuador's FTA with the US failed on many issues, but protection of folklore and cultural traditions was one.
Research in Motion (RIM), Zoloft price, the producer of the Blackberry, had to pay US$450 million to NTP for violation of NTP's IP. Other examples abound.
What Do you Own: Patents, Copyrights, where can i order Zoloft without prescription, Trademarks, or Servicemarks?
A patent is the right to exclude others from making, Köpa Zoloft online, Osta Zoloft online, Jotta Zoloft verkossa, copying, producing, selling, or using your invention, order Zoloft online c.o.d, without your permission and approval in the USA. A patent also precludes you from doing the same with a foreign product in the US, if that product is patented, Zoloft for sale, trademarked, servicemarked, or copyrighted in a foreign country.
Therefore, San Diego, California. Dallas, Texas. San Antonio, Texas, a patent is the exclusive right given to an inventor for his invention, which must be something new. A patent in the US protects its owner for 20 years from the date of filing for patent protection with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Buy Zoloft online cod, http://www.uspto.gov/ and upon payment of maintenance fees. There is a common misunderstanding that if one has a US patent one has equal rights in any other country. This is not so. US patents are effective only within the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, US territories and USA possessions.
As a general rule, Zoloft coupon, the US is a first-to-register regime; Latin America is under the first-to-use regime. This means that the US grants a patent to the first person who registers the invention; each Latin American country has its own rules, but patents are generally given to the first who uses the invention for demonstration purposes or commercial use. The first-to-use rule is determined by national law and is interpreted differently in each country in Latin America. Please keep in mind that NAFTA did not make either Mexico or Canada a first-to-register country. CAFTA will not turn the Central American signatories into first-to-register countries, either. Only the respective legislatures can do that.
Therefore, it behooves you to investigate if your patent conveys the same rights in your Latin American market. Do keep in mind that claims (what you claim your invention will do) that are patented in the US might not be equally patentable in your Latin American market. Frequently they are not.
The US modified its patent law in 2007. It made it more difficult to obtain patents and the examination process stricter. The examination process raises questions, objections, or rejections. It is common for some or all claims to be rejected. Rejections of all claims are common in Latin America and the European Union. Patent projections, if granted, are almost meaningless in China, India, Africa, and Russia.
Some Latin American countries, like the European Union, might require you to do contemporaneous filing for patent protection, that is in the US and at the same time in each of your foreign markets, buy Zoloft online without prescription. Japan, craiglist, ebay, hcl,
Should you hold a patent in a Latin American country, you need to verify whether you need to file contemporaneously for patent protection if other countries in the region.
Trademark (TM) and Servicemark (SM)
These are names, symbols, phrases, where can i buy cheapest Zoloft online, colors, or devices that are granted to differentiate and distinguish your goods or services from those of others in a given market. Trade dress, Baltimore, Maryland. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, how your product or service looks to differentiate it from others, is closely associated with TMs and SMs.
You will need to check whether your US, Brazilian, buy Zoloft online no prescription, Mexican, Chilean, Buy Zoloft without a prescription, etc., (TM) or (SM) can be equally differentiated and distinguished in a different market. Keep in mind that every Latin American country has its own rules and regulations regarding TMs and SMs.
Like patents, TMs and SMs are registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office, canada, mexico, india, upon payment of required fees. TMs and SMs run for 10 years, Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California, but must be validated at the fifth anniversary year. Otherwise they are considered as "abandoned" and you will lose the right to it, unless you reapply at the end of 10 years.
Buy Zoloft online without prescription, The application for patents, TMs, and SMs can be done electronically in the USA. If you do so, you need to keep track of your application. The onus of verification falls upon you, purchase Zoloft online, not on the USPTO. The reactivation of an application incurs additional fees and potentially costly time delays. Make sure to use (TM) or (SM) in superscript, Zoloft pharmacy, next to the last word of your trademarked or servicemarked material, and replace it with (R) in superscript once your right is granted.
They protect expressions of ideas, not the idea itself, which you can't copyright, 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg. They are grated to "original works of authorship" in literature, music, Zoloft in cats, dogs, children, drama, paintings, photographs, software, Zoloft withdrawal, and other means of expression, published or unpublished.
You can copyright the content of a book which expresses your idea, Comprar en línea Zoloft, comprar Zoloft baratos, in your own words, but you can't copyright the title of the book. Copyrights in the USA are registered with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, http://www.copyright.gov/, buy cheap Zoloft. Don't forget to use the (C) in superscript and the year, followed by your name, ahead of your copyright statement, buy Zoloft online without prescription. For example:
"Getting into the Export/Import Business© Copyright 2007 by Maria Velez de Berliner and Latin Intelligence Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed by any means whatsoever without the written permission of Maria Velez de Berliner and Latin Intelligence Corporation."
Protecting Your Rights
Defending patents, trademarks, Zoloft samples, servicemarks, and copyrights outside the US is costly, time consuming, difficult, where can i buy Zoloft online, and seldom does the complainant prevail. So what can you do?
Ask for advice from your in-country IP legal counsel about what you need to do to protect your IP in that market. Don't ask your Latin American distributor, Buy Zoloft from canada, agent, or joint-venture partner. This is crucial, for IP rights often are some of the strongest points in your favor in a contract negotiation.
Ask the question most dread: How could I lose my IP in this market? Listen carefully to the response and incorporate it in the protective clauses in your licensing, 400mg, 450mg, 500mg, 625mg, technology transfer, distributorship, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Las Vegas, Nevada, representation, agency, or joint-venture contract. Clearly state the penalties your Latin America counterpart will incur and the legal remedies you will be willing to enforce in case of loss of, acheter en ligne Zoloft, acheter Zoloft bon marché, or damage to, your IP due to your counterpart's negligence, Zoloft from canadian pharmacy, misuse, or misappropriation. Make sure your protective clauses can withstand the scrutiny of a local court of law. Buy Zoloft online without prescription, Remember, Latin America's legal structure (excluding Chile) rests on the Napoleonic Code (Roman Law) not case law. Chile established a Constitutional Court in 2006 to bring case law to Chile's legal system.
Use Legal Counsel to Register Your IP
Whether you are a US citizen, Brazilian, Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio, Argentinean, Chilean, Chicago, Illinois. Houston, Texas, Mexican, Ecuadorian, Costa Rican, etc., Boston, Massachusetts. Charlotte, Carolina, it is not important. As a foreigner in your Latin America market, you need to have total trust and confidence in your Latin American counterpart, Online buying Zoloft, or I hope you do. But despite the bonds of trust, the handling of your IP should rest in the hands of in-country, competent legal counsel who will do the registration on your behalf, under your direction and guidance. This is crucial in the case of registration of product names, order Zoloft no prescription, product specifications, warranties and guaranties, Where can i find Zoloft online, in competitive bidding, or with large corporations that require official registration of approved suppliers. In countries such as Brazil, such registrations, if done improperly, New York. Los Angeles, California, may end up showing that the entity doing the registration has a conveyance right on the property registered. This means it does not belong to you; it belongs to whoever registered it. Fort Worth, Texas. Denver, Colorado,
When authorizing counsel, do so in writing. Make sure to indicate the specific purpose of the authorization, its time limit, restrictions, buy generic Zoloft, and circumstances attendant to it. Do not give carte blanche to anyone on matters related to your IP rights.
Monitor your IP Use
I am amazed at the cavalier attitude with which many US companies, Zoloft over the counter, large and small, handle their IP in Latin America. Because your IP is in a market miles away from you, it does not mean it is not yours. You are entitled to monitor its use and applications. If your counterpart in a given country denies you this right, find someone else, Zoloft snort, alcohol iteraction.
You will be wise to pay particular attention to monitoring in case you change counterparts. That your contract might require the return of all your property in the custody and care of your former counterpart is not sufficient assurance, buy Zoloft online without prescription. This is why I suggest my clients secure from legal counsel provisions in their contracts that extend to them the protection of their IP for a reasonable time after the contract is terminated.
How About Protection in the Age of the Internet and E-Commerce. Kjøpe Zoloft online, bestill Zoloft online,
I am behind inventors, whether they are in a kitchen or in a boardroom. They are the makers of the world and the guarantors of its future development and growth. Buy Zoloft online without prescription, Without inventors, we in the Western Hemisphere would still be roaming around the savanna and living in caves. However, buy cheap Zoloft no rx, inventors are so enamored of their inventions that they often don't think about what they are telling the worldwide public about their inventions, opening themselves to the violation of their IP rights. Order Zoloft online overnight delivery no prescription,
This is why I suggest those designing World Wide Web sites for inventors, entrepreneurs, and corporations large and small sit back, look at what they are about to launch into the ether, buy no prescription Zoloft online, and ask, "What can someone in (country) do with this information. Ask the same question when you feel the urge to attach to an email a detailed description of your product or service. Let's face reality: symbols and statements of IP protection are meaningless in the Internet. Once you place information on your site, or send it through email, you are placing it in the public domain and such placement might constitute an implied, first-to-use authorization if the recipient decides to use it in trade in his/her market. Worse, if he/she decides to use it as a platform for his/her own invention or derivative application.
I suggest you apply the same caution to the marketing collaterals, corporate brochures, and cutsheets you may distribute willy-nilly at trade shows, or place in traveling catalogue shows.
I am not suggesting paranoia that will preclude you from doing business. We live in a globalized economy. I suggest informed caution and taking reasonable precautions that make sense to the parties involved. After all, your Latin American counterpart has a vested interest in your success - your product or service is their market. I hope you have chosen him or her wisely.
Your IP is your most valuable possession. It is what gives you the edge in your foreign market. It gives you your strongest negotiating position. Take it seriously, and protect it. Don't lose it because you were not forewarned.
Until next time. Hasta Luego y Buena Suerte. Até Logo e Boa Sorte.
Maria Velez de Berliner, President, Latin Intelligence Corporation
Copyright © 2007 by Maria Velez de Berliner, President, Latin Intelligence Corporation, email@example.com, 001-703-212-8589. All rights reserved, Reproduction and distribution by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited..
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