Region: Latin America & Caribbean

DNPI resolution recognises and regulates non-traditional trademarks

Pursuant to Resolution No 18/23, it will be possible to register position, pattern, motion and multimedia marks from 1 March 2024.

20 February 2024

Court of Appeal issues decision in NotMilk dispute

The Valdivia Court of Appeal held that NotCo’s packaging and advertising for its NotMilk product did not constitute unfair competition.

19 February 2024

Office actions relating to International Registrations designating Brazil: what you need to know

While the number of office actions issued by INPI is low compared to the total amount of International Registrations prosecuted in Brazil at the start of 2024, such office actions could arguably have been avoided.

16 February 2024

Coca-Cola targeted by satirical art project; fast-food brand values fall; IKEA renews Russia mark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Benelux IP office finding in favour of an IP firm in a metaverse dispute, UK cybersquatting complaints falling, and more.

09 February 2024

Icons of industry: help us to choose this year’s IP Hall of Fame inductees

WTR and IAM have launched their annual search to identify outstanding individuals to induct into the IP Hall of Fame.

06 February 2024

Fake BPTO website; Norway’s first multimedia mark; Germany IP office earthquake response – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at delays to the UKIPO transformation project, and much more.

31 January 2024

The doctrine of clarifications in Ecuador: rules and procedures

The Andean Court of Justice has recently issued guidance concerning the obligation to request a prejudicial interpretation, setting out a four-step process.

26 January 2024

Bahamas government seeks views on reforms; Biden nominates deputy USTR; US senators introduce IP efficiency law – legislation and policy watch (January 2024)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

23 January 2024

Brazilian trademark filings rise; Taiwan fraud warning; Spanish IP Office ditches fax – IP office updates

In this latest update, we look at TikTok and pharma companies joining an IPOPHL MoU, Brazil joining the Global Brand Database, and much more.

17 January 2024

Brand protection at the Bolivia border: insights and strategies from the front line

In the next instalment of our series on brand protection at borders worldwide, we venture to South America and the nation of Bolivia.

16 January 2024

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