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WTR’s monthly column tracking trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.
01 December 2022
In an update from our regular series on innovation at national IP offices, we hear from representatives at the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile.
18 November 2022
Although it was accepted that well-known marks will be treated differently in non-use cancellation actions, the notoriety of the mark THE INCREDIBLES was not demonstrated for the relevant goods.
18 November 2022
SENADI upheld oppositions against applications for the mark FUNKY CAT in Classes 9, 35 and 37 on the ground that there was a likelihood of confusion or association with the mark CAT.
17 November 2022
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
This enforcement action targeted 12 establishments in the Polvos Azules shopping centre, which has been included for many years in the Notorious Markets List of the Office of the US Trade Representative.
11 November 2022
This is the first time that co-existence in foreign countries has been taken into account by an Argentinian court.
09 November 2022
We complete our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with takeaways from recent developments in the Andean Community, Canada, Ecuador, Peru and the United States.
28 October 2022
Following a five-year dispute, AA - which had acquired the rights in the AIWA mark from its original owner in all Latin American countries - obtained a final resolution recognising the notoriety of the mark in Uruguay.
26 October 2022
Hemp and cannabis businesses should consider trademark issues at an early stage before venturing into this new market.
24 October 2022
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