World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Chile

The Chilean trademark community is eagerly awaiting the outcome of a bill being debated in the National Congress which would revise the current IP law. Among other things, it would recognise non-traditional trademarks, such as 3D marks, and introduce a use requirement – developments which should spark an uptick in...

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The Chilean trademark community is eagerly awaiting the outcome of a bill being debated in the National Congress which would revise the current IP law. Among other things, it would recognise non-traditional trademarks, such as 3D marks, and introduce a use requirement – developments which should spark an uptick in inbound traffic. Chile also boasts one of Latin America’s most dynamic offices, the National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI), which runs a Continuous Improvement Programme in order to improve the efficiency of its filing systems. It works in tandem with other Latin American and Caribbean offices through cooperation agreements and is now collaborating with public law corporation SERCOTEC to provide support for start-ups in a move which should enhance the country’s IP exporting stock. INAPI’s concerted efforts to tackle gender equality in intellectual property are also laudable: it is partnering with several private and public organisations which are committed to increasing female participation in innovation, and thus ultimately in filing activity.

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