Region: Latin America & Caribbean

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

Tommy Hilfiger and Under Armour among first to join Mercado Libre’s new Anti-counterfeiting Alliance

We go behind the scenes at Mercado Libre’s new Anti-counterfeiting Alliance to learn how the collaboration project fits in with the platform’s aims to fight online infringement.

30 November 2021

New Administrative Court of Appeals mandatory precedent on issuance of new resolutions

At issue was whether the maximum term for resolving administrative proceedings under Peru’s Legislative Decree 1075 applies where a first decision has already been issued, but has subsequently been declared null.

26 November 2021

A new dawn: how INAPI is recovering following devastating arson attacks

In an exclusive interview, INAPI national director Loreto Bresky reveals how the last 12-month period has been one of the most complex in the agency’s history, and pledges “we are going forward”.

25 November 2021

INTA reveals new Strategic Plan; NFTs to revolutionise anti-counterfeiting; INAPI gives Madrid Protocol update – INTA 2021 report

For a final time, WTR takes a look at the highlights and learnings from this year’s INTA Annual Meeting.

19 November 2021

Shell ditches ‘Royal Dutch’; INFORM Consumers Act applauded; EUIPO adjusts attachment pilot – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group buying a UK photography archive, 10 million adverts for counterfeit goods being removed, and much more.

19 November 2021

New IP office standards body set to launch in effort to combat stark digital disparities

The International Intellectual Property Standards Group will launch in the coming months with the aim of advocating for improved standardisation at IP offices, WTR can reveal.

12 November 2021

How to prevent trademark rights lapsing under new law

A new law obliges trademark owners to submit a declaration of actual and effective use if they are not to risk losing their rights to trademark registrations.

11 November 2021

“Enormous momentum” – global spread of plain packaging revealed in new report

A new report delves into health warnings and plain packaging on tobacco products, revealing a significant uptick in brand restrictions over the past couple of years.

10 November 2021

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