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Honduras begins work to support all business processes of its IP office

By Bufete Mejía & Asociados - 18/06/2019
Honduras begins work to support all business processes of its IP office

Beginning in September, the Directorate General of Intellectual Property of Honduras will allow online access for users to verify the status of trademark applications procedures. “It’s going to be the first step for having future use and access to all procedures and information online”, said to La Prensa Camilo Bendeck, director of Intellectual Property.

The system is expected to be completed by 2020, allowing users to reduce time and costs by filing trademark applications online, in the same way in which the main IP offices of the world have already done it.

"We are in the process of migrating all our information. We have 117 years of information that we are digitizing”, said Bendeck, who indicated that the system to be established will be the Industrial Property Administration System (IPAS), a business system provided by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) program of assistance. A generic, workflow-based and highly customizable system, IPAS supports all the major business processes of an IP office, including reception, classification, examination, publication, notifications, registration and digitization of all documentation. 

By Bufete Mejía & Asociados - 18/06/2019
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