Pursuing landlords for infringement – wishful thinking or worthwhile remedy?

By Gustavo Giay and Andrés O’Farrell

Two successful prosecutions – one in Brazil and one in Argentina – against landlords of premises where counterfeits were being sold demonstrate that this can be a valuable legal strategy to pursue in Latin America

Counterfeiting is a growing problem everywhere in the world and Latin America is no exception. Rights holders continue to suffer from the import, local production and sale of counterfeit goods, and are constantly looking for cost-effective remedies to counter this illegal trade.

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