Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Maradona trademark dispute; Afghanistan IP office resumes operations; Ghana joins Geneva Act – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese buying agent WeGoBuy launching an offer to users of a counterfeits forum, PepsiCo being ordered to cease use of its ‘Rise’ name, and much more.

09 November 2021

Puma obtains removal and destruction of shoes bearing its figurative mark

German sportswear manufacturer Puma SE has obtained the withdrawal from the market and destruction of sports shoes sold in a major Uruguayan footwear retail chain.

09 November 2021

Rights holders succeed in changing Mexican legislation on certification marks

Trademark owners and local IP associations have successfully lobbied the government to change rules that made certification marks vulnerable to non-use cancellation actions, thus protecting consumers and bringing Mexico into line with other major jurisdictions.

04 November 2021

Register tracker: trademark trends in Latin America (May-August 2021)

Latin American brand owners post strong foreign filing levels during mid-year period

03 November 2021

Appeal court considers award of damages following assignment of trademark

This dispute over the use of certain designs on underwear raised some interesting issues such as the proof of infringement and the award of damages where the trademark at issue has been assigned.

01 November 2021

Frida Kahlo and Edie Parker feature in Legal Updates from the Americas that you may have missed

We complete our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with takeaways from recent developments in Chile, Colombia, Peru and the United States.

28 October 2021

Further blow for Crocs as 3D trademark registration is declared void on appeal

Crocs Inc has been dealt another blow in its dispute with Grupo Ramos (the Dominican Republic’s largest department store), with the general director of the Patent and Trademark Office confirming that Crocs’ 3D mark for its Cayman shoe design is invalid.

22 October 2021

BODY LASER held to be valid for beauty parlour services

Argentina’s Federal Court of Appeals in Civil and Commercial Matters has confirmed that, although the mark was suggestive, it did not constitute a necessary designation of the services at issue.

14 October 2021

Global Innovation Index reveals how Mexico can create a world-leading innovation economy

Fresh data from WIPO suggests that Mexico’s innovation and IP environment could be greatly improved by strengthening governmental institutions and the rule of law, as well as further investing in the countries key products and industries. Further, it suggests intellectual property has a significant role to play in boosting population-wide economic benefits.

14 October 2021

Dispute between Evacol and Crocs over famous clogs is far from over

The Andean Community Court has replied to questions submitted by a Colombian court in proceedings initiated by Crocs against Evacol pursuant to the commercialisation of clogs allegedly infringing its 3D trademark.

08 October 2021

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