Region: Argentina

Federal Court of Appeals rules in opposition proceedings involving identical marks

The decision confirms that there is no need to prove bad faith in cases where a trademark is blatantly copied.

14 September 2023

Argentina: A Closer Look at Trademark Law Reforms

Featured in Americas Trademark Prosecution Review 2023

Argentina’s Trademark Law, first passed in 1980, has been reformed considerably in recent years. As Argentina becomes an increasingly significant destination for brand owners, applicants need to be aware of the relevant laws and regulations.

30 June 2023

Register Tracker Latin America: January-April 2023

Featured in Trademark register tracker

Inbound filings at the Mexican and Brazilian trademark offices rose at the start of 2023, despite declining elsewhere in Latin America, WTR analysis uncovers.

19 June 2023

Federal court issues notable judgment on damages in trademark infringement case

As the parties had previously negotiated a licence agreement and discussed monetary compensation, the court used that amount to determine the award of material damages.

04 May 2023

Non-use partial cancellation actions are coming to Argentina: how to prepare

From 12 June 2023, partial trademark cancellation actions for lack of use will be possible in Argentina.

16 March 2023

Landmark interim injunctive relief decision provides takeaways on tackling copycats in Argentina

A recent interim injunctive relief decision in a copycat case highlights how a convincing storyline can persuade the courts that action is justified.

09 January 2023

Court of Appeals finds that attempt to obtain sanitary authorisation does not constitute “preparatory act” of use

The fact that the defendant started the sanitary authorisation process in 2015 - a year after the opposition was filed - did not go unnoticed by the court.

14 November 2022

Court of Appeals takes co-existence abroad into consideration

This is the first time that co-existence in foreign countries has been taken into account by an Argentinian court.

09 November 2022

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

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