Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Managing household brands: the secrets to Industrias AIEn’s success

Mexico’s Industrias AIEn reveals what it takes to become the 2022 WTR Latin America Team of the Year.

26 July 2022

Peruvian Trademark Office protects Dora the Explorer

The office upheld an opposition filed by Viacom International Inc, the owner of the DORA trademark in Class 3, against the registration of a figurative trademark including the element ‘Dora’ in Class 21.

25 July 2022

Industry leaders divided on ability of current laws to protect brands in metaverse

Exclusive data finds trademark experts are split down the middle on whether the existing IP system is positioned to protect IP rights in the metaverse.

20 July 2022

Colombia joins Practice CP3 regarding distinctiveness of word-and-device trademarks

A practice paper recently published by the National Trademark Office details the criteria for the examination of figurative marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words.

19 July 2022

Madrid Protocol enters into force in Chile

Chile’s instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol was accompanied by declarations and notifications. INAPI subsequently published instructions to facilitate the execution of the treaty in the country. This update reviews the main points of interest for trademark owners and practitioners.

14 July 2022

Good news for Huawei as PTO and IP Police coordinate successful raid against Lima shopping centre

The authorities seized a large number of counterfeit items bearing the HUAWEI trademarks that were being sold as genuine goods.

05 July 2022

NFTs, UDRPs, Amazon brand protection update: insights from WTR Connect 2022

Takeaways from last week’s WTR Connect virtual event, including exclusive insights from brand professionals at Amazon, Verizon and the EUIPO.

04 July 2022

Chanel obtains registration of iconic CHANCE perfume bottle design

The registration will provide Chanel with a stronger defence strategy in Peru and other countries of the Andean Community.

30 June 2022

Register Tracker South America: January-April 2022

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Registration rates have fallen at most major Latin America registries this year, but despite volatile application levels, companies in the region continue to eye overseas protection.

21 June 2022

SAPI sets criteria for recognition of well-known marks based on Paris Convention and TRIPS Agreement

These precedents are significant as the Industrial Property Law, which was reinstated in 2008 following Venezuela’s withdrawal from the Andean Community, does not include provisions on notoriety.

16 June 2022

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