Region: Argentina

BUENOS AIRES held to be registrable for products in Class 32

The court upheld the principle that geographical names may be registered as trademarks, except if they are appellations of origin or are likely to mislead the public.

14 September 2022

Court considers issue of jurisdiction in cancellation actions

A court has recently held that cancellation actions based on the ground of renewal by filing a false statement of use, as well as those based on the ground of bad faith, are to be decided by the courts - and not by the Trademark Office.

01 September 2022

Maradona enters the metaverse: a lesson for brands seeking a fresh start

After a rocky start to the year, the Maradona brand is seeking new opportunities in the NFT space – with advice for brands considering the same.

01 August 2022

Register Tracker South America: January-April 2022

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Registration rates have fallen at most major Latin America registries this year, but despite volatile application levels, companies in the region continue to eye overseas protection.

21 June 2022

Landmark decision on platform liability issued

In a dispute between an individual and online marketplace Olx SA, the Commercial Chamber has adopted an approach to platform liability that will undoubtedly be applied in trademark-related matters in the future.

06 June 2022

Good news for Mercado Libre as appeal court rules on liability of e-commerce operators

Although this case involved an infringement under the Copyright Law, the findings of the court apply to the infringement of other IP rights.

17 May 2022

New labelling requirements for foodstuffs and non-alcoholic beverages: what you need to know

Under the Act for the Promotion of Sustainable Nutrition, it is mandatory to include certain warnings on the packaging of foodstuffs and non-alcoholic beverages. The implementing regulation of the act has recently been passed.

11 April 2022

Register Tracker South America: September-December 2021

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The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico between September and December 2021.

21 February 2022

Court of Appeals sets new standard in BURTON cancellation action

This decision of the Civil and Commercial Federal Court of Appeals considers the consequences of purchasing a trademark at auction in bad faith.

20 January 2022

Maradona trademark dispute; Afghanistan IP office resumes operations; Ghana joins Geneva Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese buying agent WeGoBuy launching an offer to users of a counterfeits forum, PepsiCo being ordered to cease use of its ‘Rise’ name, and much more.

09 November 2021

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