Region: Latin America & Caribbean

PTO recognises notoriety of LEVI’S mark for Class 25 goods

In opposition proceedings against the registration of the mark LEXI-5 in Class 25, the PTO’s Administrative Court of Appeals recognised the notoriety of the LEVI'S mark based on additional evidence submitted on appeal.

30 September 2022

Brazilian presidential election: what a Bolsanaro or Lula win means for trademark owners

How the result of the Brazilian presidential election could have a significant impact on the brand protection ecosystem in Brazil.

27 September 2022

Brand protection in 2027: new WTR Special Report released

WTR’s latest Special Report, available now to subscribers, explores what life could look like for brand protection professionals in 2027.

27 September 2022

Do Venezuelan entrepreneurs know the commercial value of their intangibles?

Due to the situation faced by entrepreneurs in Venezuela with respect to intangible assets, it is crucial to consider the management of IP rights as an investment, and not as an expense.

27 September 2022

Significant raids carried out against several shopping galleries in Lima City

The presence of the criminal authorities in key locations across Lima City was crucial to the success of these operations.

22 September 2022

Crocs Inc prevails in long-running fight to protect its Classic Clog

Following a five-year dispute that went all the way to the Court of Appeals, Crocs Inc has obtained the annulment of a trademark registration that reproduced its highly popular Classic Clog.

15 September 2022

BUENOS AIRES held to be registrable for products in Class 32

The court upheld the principle that geographical names may be registered as trademarks, except if they are appellations of origin or are likely to mislead the public.

14 September 2022

Fakes around the world: WTR launches hubs focused on physical and online counterfeit hotspots

WTR launches two hubs for our exclusive insights on brand protection intelligence focused on physical and online marketplaces.

08 September 2022

adidas successfully protects trademark for iconic Telstar football

The case demonstrates that, even when a rights owner does not hold any trademark registration in the country, it is possible to oppose applications by relying on bad faith.

08 September 2022

Infringers in paint sector kept in check during Peruvian independence celebrations

It is hoped that these actions involving counterfeit paint will serve as a strong deterrent to all infringers in the home improvement sector.

02 September 2022

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