Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Mercado Libre hosts first Anti-counterfeiting Day; INTA files Iceland statements; Bored Ape beer to launch – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Clarivate launching an AI-powered IP budgeting tool, L'Oréal creating metaverse avatar styles, and much more.

22 September 2023

GI protection in Venezuela: the case of Ají Margariteño

A recent application for the recognition of Ají Margariteño - a chili pepper variety native to Margarita Island - as a GI shows how legal tools can propel regional products onto the international stage.

15 September 2023

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

Nominate now to recognise the trademark industry’s leading lights

The nominations period is open for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.

06 September 2023

DINAPI recognises and protects main element in foreign company’s trademark

Dutch company Jemie BV, the owner of the mark CANNA THÉ SOLUTION FOR GROWTH AND BLOOM, has successfully opposed the registration of CANNAPAR by a Paraguayan company.

06 September 2023

Attempted imitation of GOD OF WAR mark: DINAPI protects foreign trademark owner’s rights

The DINAPI rejected an application for GAD WAR for entertainment services, finding that there was a likelihood of confusion with Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc’s well-known GOD OF WAR mark.

31 August 2023

Jamaica fee rise; USPTO issues further domicile address guidance; India feedback call – IP office updates

In this latest update, the USPTO extends its anti-counterfeiting comments deadline, the IP Office of New Zealand calls for GI law changes, and much more.

30 August 2023

PTO decision rejecting Christian Louboutin’s ‘red sole’ position mark suspended

In a major victory for Christian Louboutin, the 13th Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro has granted a preliminary injunction suspending the PTO’s rejection of the ‘red sole’ position mark.

30 August 2023

2024 Industry Awards and WTR 300 nominations – now open

Don't miss out on the chance to honour the luminaries of the trademark industry.

23 August 2023

Acquisitions, partnerships and trademark fights: Grupo Bimbo’s year in focus

2022 was a busy year for WTR’s Latin America Team of the Year.

15 August 2023

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