Region: Latin America & Caribbean

The social function of trademarks and their protection by state institutions

The social function of trademarks has been revealed - perhaps for the first time in Chile - in a recent case involving one of the country’s largest retail companies.

10 February 2023

Goya Foods Inc maintains its most popular trademark within the Andean region

Goya Foods Inc, a US producer of traditional Hispanic food, has obtained a victory – in the last judicial instance – in a non-use cancellation action against its trademark GOYA.

09 February 2023

Change on the horizon in Bermuda: what trademark professionals need to know

Caribbean and offshore trademark law expert and Ogier partner Sophie Peat considers some of the major brand protection changes that may be implemented in Bermuda.

06 February 2023

Why the wider economic situation is the primary concern for trademark teams – new WTR report now available

In a recent survey of our WTR elite panel (available today), the wider economic situation emerged as the top concern for their trademark teams.

06 February 2023

Meta and Iceland wins feature in Legal Updates from the Americas that you may have missed

To complete our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed, we highlight takeaways from decisions handed down in the Americas over the past few months.

03 February 2023

Mexican lawyers voice concern over government’s IP focus, as new IP office head gets to work

IP lawyers have expressed their concern after meeting with the new director of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, José Sánchez Pérez, to learn about his priorities.

25 January 2023

Brazil names interim IP office president; USPTO launches IP Identifier tool; $1 Under Armour verdict explained – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Biden administration backing Jack Daniel’s, a new director general taking over at the Mexican IP office, and much more.

20 January 2023

Inside the SCORE GREEN campaign: creating basketball backboards from counterfeit goods

WTR spoke to Uruguay-based IP firm Cervieri Monsuárez about its ongoing SCORE GREEN campaign - a national campaign to create and donate basketball backboards made from recycled counterfeit goods.

16 January 2023

Lula administration clears out Brazil IP office leadership, restores pre-Bolsonaro ministry

Amid turmoil in Brazil over the past week, top officials have been swept out of INPI, but local experts expect IP progress to continue.

10 January 2023

Landmark interim injunctive relief decision provides takeaways on tackling copycats in Argentina

A recent interim injunctive relief decision in a copycat case highlights how a convincing storyline can persuade the courts that action is justified.

09 January 2023

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