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Organization begans filing copyrights to protect Guatemalan artisans designs

By Mayora IP - 13/09/2017
Organization begans filing copyrights to protect Guatemalan artisans designs

Ethical Fashion Guatemala was created in 2017 with a simple but at the same time complex purpose: safeguard the Intellectual Property of Guatemalan artisans designs. That is why since this year the organization has began filing, for free, copyrights with that goal on mind.

“The issue of design theft of creative works from Guatemala goes much farther than weavers. Guatemala artists, painters, leather and ceramics artists are also in need of copyright protection for their works”, states the organization, basing its claims on the fact that Guatemala is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a signatory to the Paris Convention, Berne Convention and Rome Convention.

Ethical Fashion Guatemala also argues that while the weavers are garnering the majority of the national attention with their campaign asking for more IP actions from the government, all the country artisans need the same protection.
 

By Mayora IP - 13/09/2017
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