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Intellectual property Law

Panama’s intellectual property laws provide mechanisms for the registration, enforcement, and protection of intellectual property rights. The Panamanian government agency responsible for overseeing intellectual property matters is the General Directorate of Intellectual Property (DIGERPI) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries. DIGERPI handles the registration and administration of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in Panama

Patents in Panama protect inventions and technical innovations, granting inventors exclusive rights to their creations for a specified period. Trademarks safeguard brands, logos, and distinctive signs used in commerce to distinguish goods and services. Copyright law protects original literary, artistic, and creative works, providing authors and creators with exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and authorize the use of their works.

Enforcement of intellectual property rights in Panama involves legal remedies and procedures to combat infringement and unauthorized use. Civil and criminal actions may be pursued against individuals or entities that violate intellectual property laws. Additionally, Panama has implemented measures to prevent counterfeiting and piracy, including customs procedures and penalties for infringing activities.