Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property Director Loreto Bresky calls for IP offices to increase collaboration and follow in the footsteps of the new Latin American Network of Intellectual Property and Gender.
The Long Read: The EUIPO, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines and the Chilean National Institute share insights into what they are already doing to address diversity and inclusion within the workplace, while reducing their carbon footprints, along with how they plan to improve further.
In an exclusive interview with WTR, INAPI’s former director Maximiliano Santa Cruz shares his perspective on Chile taking a step closer to the Madrid Protocol and calls for the registry to incorporate copyright and plant varieties.
Trademarks are governed in Chile by the Industrial Property Law (19.039) (in force since 30 September 1991, modified by Law 19.996, in force since 14 December 2005) and Law 20.160 (in force since January 2007, regulated by Decree 236, published on 1 December 2005 and modified by Economy Decree 36 of 23 May 2012). Read more
The recently-approved amendments to the Chilean Industrial Property Law represent an important legislative milestone, with some of the changes - such as the introduction of non-use cancellation actions - having been on the table for years. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at the UKIPO welcoming its position on the US Chamber 2021 Global IP Index, a CBD trademark spat resolving, the Chilean IP Office updating its trademark renewal system, and much more. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at a new anti-counterfeiting label being developed, Everlast inking a deal with SportLife Brands, the Mongolian IP Office joining a gender campaign, and much more. Read more
In the latest in our regular series, representatives from the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile exclusively share information on the innovative tools and services that have launched or are being developed for the future. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at GoDaddy increasing its TLD portfolio, Timberland’s trade dress getting the boot, the Peruvian IP office warning political parties to respect IP, and much more. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at a Love Island star being reprimanded due to an Instagram post, the theme for World IP Day 2020, the Chilean IP office being praised for a reduction in the gender gap, and much more. Read more
In an action for the revocation of the domain name ‘multimed.cl’, filed by the owner of the trademark MULTIMED, the Ordinary Court of Appeals has held that a domain name is the projection of a trademark in the digital environment, where their functions are linked. Read more
Within the context of strict controls on health products due to the current covid-19 pandemic, on 12 March 2020 customs agents in Chile seized a significant amount of counterfeit fat-burning pills. Read more
The Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property has suffered a second arson attack in less than a year, with national director Loreto Bresky describing it as a “hard blow” for the agency. Read more
The Intellectual Property Office of Chile (INAPI) has re-opened to customers after its headquarters suffered devastating damage from protesters. We talk with the registry's national director on its ongoing recovery efforts. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at Kanye West being denied a trademark for the term ‘Sunday Service’, adidas prevailing in Japan, the UK Intellectual Property Office notifying users of planned maintenance after Brexit, and much more. Read more
In our latest edition, we look at the 2 millionth trademark application at the EUIPO, a new report finding that UK students are "actively disloyal" to brands, a collection of fake video games released, and much more. Read more
In this week’s country data report, we examine the major trademark trends in the Chilean market. We show that both domestic and foreign filings are stable, reveal the most valuable brands in the country, and analyse the key trademark classes used for both inbound and outbound applications. Read more
With an increasingly competitive IP legal market in Latin America, law firms are having to adapt and grow their marketing activity to stand out from the crowd. While little attention has been paid to marketing strategies in the past, today sees significant investment being made to effectively cut through the cluttered IP market. This week, the <i>WTR 1000</i> research team looks at how Latin American IP law firms, big and small, have evolved their marketing in recent years.
A recent report from the Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property has revealed that the number of trademarks filed by women increased significantly over the past year. Speaking to WTR, national director Loreto Bresky reflects on various initiatives behind the hike. Read more
ICANN has passed a resolution that ends the organisation's efforts to lead a facilitation process aimed at settling a domain name dispute between Amazon and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at the United Kingdom’s IP minister seat being vacant once again, question marks over affiliate links on Instagram, puns being encouraged at the Philippines IP office, and much more. Read more
In our latest round-up, we look at the Croatian president talking up nation branding, Gucci voicing “reluctance” to work with Alibaba and JD.com, brand owners readying themselves for motion marks, and much more. Read more
In the second of our four-part series on IP office innovation, we take a look at digital tools and services. We reveal the registries leading the way in areas including website functionality, e-filings and open data access. Read more
Since 2015 the Chilean Congress has been discussing a bill that will modify the country’s legislation on pharmaceuticals. However, in the past months the bill has undergone various modifications that would severely restrict the use of trademarks in the industry. Read more
The Chilean Supreme Court has recognised the wide scope of protection afforded to famous trademarks in opposition proceedings involving Gloria SA’s application for GLORIA FOODS and Nestlé’s earlier mark GLORIA. Read more
In a significant decision, the Chilean Supreme Court has reversed a decision of the Court of Appeal in Industrial Property Cases in which the latter had rejected an opposition against the registration of the mark CALLY based on the earlier mark CALLIA. Read more
The Chilean Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) may reject an application on the basis of an unregistered prior mark, provided that the existence of the unregistered trademark is publicly known to the extent that its renown does not require evidence. Read more
In an action filed by Evercrisp (a subsidiary of Pepsico), a Chilean court has held that the restrictions imposed by the new food labelling regulation do not imply an expropriation, but only a limitation of trademark rights based on public health reasons.
This series outlines the legislative framework for franchising in nine jurisdictions across Asia and South America. In this instalment, we focus on the enforcement and termination of agreements in Chile. Read more
Two frameworks are applicable to pharmaceutical marks in Chile. The Industrial Property Law and its regulation set out the rules for the registration and use of trademarks; the Sanitary Code and Decree 3/2010 regulate the pharmaceutical product marketing authorisation procedure. Read more