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25.06.12

“Green” Investment: Uruguay Places 10th in Regional Ranking

“Green” Investment: Uruguay Places 10th in Regional Ranking

Uruguay placed tenth in Climatescope, a ranking of Latin American and Caribbean countries that attract investments for “green” economy development and foster low-carbon energy growth.

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30.05.12

Uruguay: Principal destiny of spanish investors

Uruguay: Principal destiny of spanish investors

Around 150 exhibitors attended the estate event that was held from the 19th up to the 22nd April in the 5th.pavilion of Madrid´s fair. The Madrid International Real Estate Exhibition 2012 (SIMA 2012 for its acronym in Spanish) gathered international exhibitors from Uruguay, Mexico, Florida and Russia. Uruguay was chosen by the organization as the invited country for this edition. This country gathered in its stand developers and estate agents, lawyer firms, financial institutions, hotels, air companies, airports and golf local fields.

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30.05.12

Uruguay reaches the investor grade

Uruguay reaches the investor grade

The risk rater Standard & Poor raised Uruguay´s qualification from BB+ to BBB-, which qualifies it as an investor grade. It is the first agency to give Uruguay the “excellence” grade.

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17.02.12

Uruguay is the most prosperous country in South America and 2

Uruguay is the most prosperous country in South America and 2

The Legatum prosperity index studies 110 countries and 8 variables which have effects on the economic growth or wellbeing of societies: economy, health, education, security, business opportunities, governability, social capital and personal freedom.

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17.02.12

In five years Uruguay has doubled exports due to BRIC

In five years Uruguay has doubled exports due to BRIC

In the last five years the so called BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China) multiplied their purchases to Uruguay by more than 2.5. Exports of goods to those markets in 2011 totaled more than USD 2.712 million after a strong increase of 177% in five years, sensibly higher than the general increase in sales in the period, 101% according to data provided by Uruguay XXI.

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17.02.12

Legal Department - Final analysis 2011

Legal Department - Final analysis 2011

2011 has been very positive for our firm and therefore for our clients. Even though one of the great problems of last year was that the DNPI (Patent and Trademark Office) was extremely behind schedule with all its files, which was detrimental to all the parts involved, we have managed to diminish said damages through the application of different alternatives and solutions. One of these was to search and identify solutions through private agreements between parties.

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25.10.11

ANTEL has to transfer mobile phone band to Movistar after trial

ANTEL has to transfer mobile phone band to Movistar after trial

The Court of Administrative Litigation (TCA for its acronym in spanish) has ruled in favor of the Spanish company Telefónica (Movistar) due to a complaint filling against ANTEL, the State Telecommunication Company in Uruguay. ANTEL was forced to stop using a mobile phone frequency which has been used since 2005 in a non- legitimate way.

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25.10.11

Application of the Principle of Specialty

Application of the Principle of Specialty

The Patent and Trademark Office, (DNPI for its acronym in spanish) dismissed the opposition presented by CLOROX ARGENTINA S.A against the application for registration of the trademark POET, owned by MOTOROLA, INC (US), considering that there was confusion with the trademarks POETT and POETT (et).

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25.10.11

Brand similarity

Brand similarity

In a recent case, the Patent and Trademark Office (DNPI for its acronym in spanish) upheld the opposition presented by THE POLO/LAUREN COMPANY L.P (USA) against the SANTA MARIA POLO trademark registration in classes 3,14,18,25 and 41 due to the similarities found between this trademark which is property of POLOTEN TEXTIL S.A and POLO and POLO (et.) trademarks.

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07.09.11

Exports increased a 29 % in August

Exports increased a 29 % in August

In August export requests totaled US$ 783 million dollars, representing an increase of 29 % over the same month of last year. So far this year, foreign sales totaled US$ 5.395 million.

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