This brief article examines the use of collective trademarks and its relationship with the protection of an essential component of biodiversity: Traditional Knowledge (TK). We'll overview the use of Argentine collective marks (MC), which is a new legal instrument for the protection of collective intellectual products and collective rights (of indigenous peoples and communities), with special reference to Genetic Resources, TK and Traditional Cultural Expressions.
A bill proposed in Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies would create the National Registry for Ecologically Designed Products, a voluntary certification program for companies seeking recognition for products that possess qualities or characteristics that reduce their environmental impact throughout their life cycle. Companies enrolled in the Registry would be eligible for a range of benefits, including the use of a special logo and the ability to display the phrase “Ecologically Designed Product” on labels, packaging, and advertising materials.
Initiatives to reduce and manage packaging wastes appear to be gaining traction, particularly in Argentina, which enacted a new pesticide packaging take-back law and saw two new bills to establish general packaging take-back and recycling systems, and in Mexico, where legislators introduced bills to curtail the use of plastic shopping bags and require management of expanded polystyrene wastes. Attention to sustainable products is also growing in the region, with ecolabeling bills in Argentina and Brazil, and a bill in Chile to stimulate imports of several types of green technology. The issue of water as a basic human right is on the agenda in both Chile, where a committee approved a bill to prioritize human consumption over other uses of water, and Peru, with two recently introduced bills proposing to add…
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, in coordination with the Ministries of Modernization and Production, have launched the Sustainable Public Procurement Project, an initiative funded by the United Nations Environment Programme that aims to incorporate sustainability criteria and consider economic and social costs when awarding government contracts for purchases of goods and services. Sustainability criteria will include energy efficiency, ecolabels, and carbon footprinting, among others.
Cartagena de Indias, 31 de Marzo 2016 - Ministros de América Latina y el Caribe de Medio Ambiente cometidos el jueves para acelerar la acción colectiva en un conjunto de prioridades que van desde el cambio climático y calidad del aire para la gestión segura de los productos químicos, por delante de la segunda Asamblea de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (UNEA- 2), que se reunirá en Nairobi, Kenia, en mayo. (more…)
Cartagena de Indias, 31 March 2016 - Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Environment committed on Thursday to accelerate collective action on a set of priorities ranging from climate change and air quality to safe management of chemicals, ahead of the second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), which will convene in Nairobi, Kenya, in May. (more…)
Los día 25 y 26 de junio de 2016 tuvieron lugar las XII JORNADAS DE MEDICINA APLICADA A LAS ARTES MARCIALES. Luego de 30 años de haber puesto la primera piedra en el Taekwon-do nacional, la Asociación de Escuelas Integrales de Taekwon-do (A.E.I.T.) festejó su cumpleaños organizando estas jornadas, nacidas en la década de los '80 de la mano de Gran Maestro Lic. Enrique Eiriz y hoy a cargo de sus discípulos directos el Dr. Adrián Desiderio VIII (H Pte de la A.E.I.T.) y el Prof. Cristian Desiderio VII (Pte. A.E.I.T.) siguen de pie conservando el legado. El evento tuvo lugar en el Aula Magna de la Facultad de Medicina (UBA), y configuró un hecho sin antecedentes en nuestro país.