Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Court of Appeals sets new standard in BURTON cancellation action

This decision of the Civil and Commercial Federal Court of Appeals considers the consequences of purchasing a trademark at auction in bad faith.

20 January 2022

Fresh case may force IMPI to reconsider stance on e-signatures

A decision from the Circuit Court of Appeals may prompt a re-evaluation on how e-signatures – the use of which has seen a significant uptick due to lockdowns and remote working – are accepted in assignment agreements and other trademark contracts.

13 January 2022

‘Cacao de Caripito’ protected as a geographical indication by the Venezuelan state

Cacao de Caripito’ is the second protected geographical indication granted to a Venezuelan product in 2021. This follows the establishment of a new procedure for the granting of geographical indications at the end of the previous year.

13 January 2022

Good news for trademark owners: Trademark Office to start issuing trademark certificates electronically

The Costa Rican Trademark Office is due to begin issuing trademark certificates electronically, which should make the registration process faster and less costly.

05 January 2022

WTR’s annual IP Office Innovation Ranking reveals the trademark agencies at the cutting edge

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q4: Next generation innovation at IP offices

Our key findings from this year’s exclusive research project analysing the noncore tools and services offered by the world’s top 60 IP offices shows positive momentum – but there is still much to be done to close the innovation gap.

05 January 2022

Tax Court establishes new criteria for payment of royalties for trademark licence

Taking into consideration the OECD guidelines on intangible assets, Peru’s Tax Court has set forth criteria for the deduction as tax expenses of the payment of royalties for trademark licences.

04 January 2022

The LEGO Group’s risky approach pays off: a year in trademarks

Senior corporate counsel Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez reveals how taking a gamble on non-traditional marks paid off for the LEGO Group in 2021.

22 December 2021

Brazil

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2022

Brazil is a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

20 December 2021

Showing legitimate interest in the Andean Community: doing away with formality

The Bolivian Patent and Trademark Office will have to modify its practice and views regarding the showing of genuine interest in opposition proceedings following the issuance of a prejudicial interpretation by the Andean Court of Justice.

13 December 2021

Jamaica joins the Hague System; CNIPA plans Olympic campaigns; dramatic drop in suspended ‘.uk’ domains – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new podcast series, the Brazilian government creating geographical indication seals, and much more.

10 December 2021

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