Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Attempted imitation of GOD OF WAR mark: DINAPI protects foreign trademark owner’s rights

The DINAPI rejected an application for GAD WAR for entertainment services, finding that there was a likelihood of confusion with Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc’s well-known GOD OF WAR mark.

31 August 2023

Jamaica fee rise; USPTO issues further domicile address guidance; India feedback call – IP office updates

In this latest update, the USPTO extends its anti-counterfeiting comments deadline, the IP Office of New Zealand calls for GI law changes, and much more.

30 August 2023

PTO decision rejecting Christian Louboutin’s ‘red sole’ position mark suspended

In a major victory for Christian Louboutin, the 13th Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro has granted a preliminary injunction suspending the PTO’s rejection of the ‘red sole’ position mark.

30 August 2023

2024 Industry Awards and WTR 300 nominations – now open

Don't miss out on the chance to honour the luminaries of the trademark industry.

23 August 2023

Acquisitions, partnerships and trademark fights: Grupo Bimbo’s year in focus

2022 was a busy year for WTR’s Latin America Team of the Year.

15 August 2023

‘Gorgonzola’ decision provides guidance on how to assess genericity of AOs in Chile

An objection based on genericity against an application for registration of an appellation of origin must be examined under the territoriality principle.

09 August 2023

Recent IP Office decisions shed light on distinctiveness of 3D marks

The Ecuadorian IP Office has recently applied the guidelines on 3D marks established by the Court of Justice of the Andean Community in May last year.

07 August 2023

Application for CASA SUIZA rejected for being misleading and causing confusion with GI

As Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and the mark was intended to cover cocoa products, consumers could be misled into believing that the goods were of Swiss origin.

02 August 2023

Huge enforcement action carried out against wholesaler of counterfeit luxury goods targeting celebrities

This action is remarkable in that the infringer provided counterfeit goods to well-known individuals in the Peruvian showbusiness, using private WhatsApp groups.

25 July 2023

IAM and WTR team up to deliver IP strategy event in Latin America

Corporate IP executives, brand leaders, deal makers, policy experts and legal advisers will convene in São Paulo to share best practices and insights.

15 July 2023

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