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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 50-2, Winter 2015 Copyright © 2015 American Bar Association. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law

TRADEMARKS

In a global market, intellectual property right is the main asset of any company. Trademarks specifically have the purpose of identifying the goods and services of any industry in addition to representing the capital gain of the business. As in other states of the United States, Puerto Rico has an office.

Puerto Rico Trademark Act

TTBA in the Beverage Industry

AL TM Fees

ANIMAL LAW

The 21st century poses countless challenges for Puerto Rican society, among which is a change in the perception and treatment of animals. For the past few years, the world vision on animals has changed dramatically; animals have become an essential part of our lives.

Animal Protection and Welfare Act

PUERTO RICO FILM INDUSTRY

One of the main modifications is the extension of the 20% tax credit on payments to Above-the-Line nonresident talent. Accordingly, this credit will be also available for producers, directors, writers and any other Above-the-Line individuals, provided that their services are rendered in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Improves its Film Industry Incentives Program

Puerto Rico Film Industry Economic Incentives Act

RIGHT OF PUBLICITY

The Act grants independent and specific protection, not only for celebrities and public figures, but also for private individuals, whose persona has been used for commercial purposes without his or her consent.

Puerto Rico Right of Publicity Act Protects Private Individuals

EMPLOYMENT

Although it is lawful to use publicly available information through the social media, employers should exercise caution to reduce potential claims.

Employers Should Exercise Caution to Avoid Potential Claims