Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Event planning, procedure simplification, virtual enforcement – what INDECOPI has planned in 2023

In an exclusive guest post, representatives from the Peruvian Trademark Office reveal the milestones from the past 12 months, and developments set to occur in 2023.

27 December 2022

Five counterfeit hotspots that you should know in Paraguay

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In an update from our series on marketplaces around the world that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars, we head to Paraguay.

14 December 2022

Counterfeit hotspots that you must be aware of in Uruguay

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In a major update from our series on marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Uruguay.

09 December 2022

What the Brazilian presidential election result means for IP

Following a tight run-off race, Lula da Silva is to become the next president of Brazil. His election could have a significant impact on the country’s IP ecosystem.

08 December 2022

Mercado Libre reports infringement drop, but IP protection top concern in Chile

Reports of IP violations on Latin America’s biggest e-commerce platform are declining, but infringing products are still a top concern in some major jurisdictions.

05 December 2022

Legislation and IP policy watch: the current state of play (December 2022)

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

01 December 2022

Innovation at the Chilean IP office: spotlight on trademark tools and services

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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

The incredible power of notorious trademarks against non-use cancellation

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

Caterpillar successfully opposes registration of FUNKY CAT based on its CAT mark

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

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

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