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26.02.16

More Benefits for Investment Projects in Uruguay

More Benefits for Investment Projects in Uruguay

With the aim of encouraging investment in the country in 2016, a new government decree provides tax breaks for investors. This new decree offers greater fiscal advantages for investment projects filed as of December 1, 2015 and implemented within the year 2016.

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26.02.16

Uruguay Leads Latin America in Transparency

Uruguay Leads Latin America in Transparency

An annual report issued by Transparency International found that in 2015 Uruguay was Latin America’s least corrupt country. According to the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index, which gathers data from 168 countries, Denmark is the frontrunner among the least corrupt nations in the world. This study measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption based on the opinions of experts from the private sector.

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31.01.16

A Peaceful Oasis

A Peaceful Oasis

National Geographic Traveler lists Uruguay as one of the top 20 destinations in the world to visit in 2016. It describes our country as an “oasis of stability,” dwarfed by its giant neighbors Brazil and Argentina, and recommends spots such as the high-end beach resort Punta del Este and the wetlands stretching across the Atlantic coast up to the border with Brazil, Colonia del Sacramento, declared a World Heritage site because of its fusion of Portuguese and Spanish colonial architecture, and Montevideo, the “calmest capital city of Latin America,” in addition to highlighting Uruguay’s great quality of life.

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25.01.16

Juan Pittaluga on CNN

Juan Pittaluga on CNN

In the last days of November 2015, Mr. Juan Antonio Pittaluga, J.D., was interviewed by the prestigious program CNN DINERO. Speaking live on a segment where the focus was on leading Latin American Intellectual Property statistics, Mr. Pittaluga provided his expert opinion on the present state and the future of Intellectual Property in Latin America.

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29.12.15

Moving toward Plain Packaging

Moving toward Plain Packaging

The Uruguayan government is preparing to discuss the possibility of taking one more step in its battle against cigarette brands. National legislators are currently considering introducing a complete ban on brand images featured on cigarette packs, thus fully implementing the so-called Plain Packaging policy

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21.12.15

Uruguayan lawyer joins INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee

Uruguayan lawyer joins INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee

Last month, the young lawyer Gabriel Pittaluga was appointed as a member of the anti-counterfeiting committee of the International Trademark Association, joining the Chairperson as the only representatives of Uruguay on the committee.

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24.09.15

Uruguay Says Goodbye to TiSA

Uruguay Says Goodbye to TiSA

Up until a few days ago, Uruguay was debating whether or not to become a Party to the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) that is being negotiated at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. But, after long deliberations, President Tabaré Vázquez finally announced that the country would be withdrawing from this international treaty.

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22.09.15

The court requested Juan Antonio Pittaluga his technical opinion

The court requested Juan Antonio Pittaluga his technical opinion

Juan Antonio Pittaluga has recently issued a technical report, requested by the examining magistrate regarding a patent infringement case

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29.05.15

Top 50 in IT

Top 50 in IT

In 2015, Uruguay moved up 10 places in the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report, as compared to the 2014 edition, thus joining the world’s leading 50 countries in information technology.

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29.05.15

Tax Transparency in Uruguay

Tax Transparency in Uruguay

The Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange for Tax Purposes recognizes that Uruguay meets all the international standards of transparency.

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