Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Huge raid carried out against clandestine workshop of counterfeit H&S shampoo

The biggest action of the year so far in relation to an IP and public health crime has recently taken place against a clandestine factory in which fake Head & Shoulder goods were produced.

09 September 2021

Caught red handed: raid on Epson ink and HP toner counterfeiters results in big win for IP rights holders

A police raid has led to a significant seizure of goods and three arrests. The subsequent court hearing resulted in two sentences and a plea bargain that delivered high compensation for the IP rights holders.

02 September 2021

Chilean Congress finally approves Madrid Protocol after government push

After 20 years of toing and froing, the Chilean Congress has finally approved the Madrid Protocol. It is now expected that Chile could ratify the protocol with WIPO by December.

31 August 2021

Brazil is an important market for global brand owners, and the data is telling of this

The country has the largest trademark register in South America, and in 2019 it took a major step to improving its IP infrastructure through its accession to the Madrid Protocol

27 August 2021

Delta Airlines’ delta variant dilemma; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in Singapore; EUIPO e-sports webinar– news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Walmart announcing a new initiative to help brand advertising, a Ferrero Rocher counterfeiter being found guilty of infringement despite handling authentic goods, and much more.

27 August 2021

LEGO Group named WTR’s Latin America Team of the Year

Speaking to WTR, Arturo Ishbak Gonzalez Martínez, senior corporate counsel, Latin Americas, reflects on how the team met a challenging 12 months head on.

25 August 2021

Frida Kahlo heirs prevail in dispute with offshore company set up to exploit rights in artist’s name

The Peruvian Administrative Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of the heirs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in a dispute with the company established to exploit the FRIDA KAHLO mark.

25 August 2021

New agency to improve the enforcement of IP rights at the Mexican border

A new autonomous customs body looks set to give a significant boost to Mexico’s fight against counterfeits, particularly with regard to fake goods entering the country.

19 August 2021

WTR Industry Awards: 15 years of winners and nominees in numbers

Looking back at 15 years of the WTR Industry Awards, today we scrutinise every nominee and winner to reveal the brands that have been most lauded since the annual event began.

18 August 2021

WTR Industry Awards 2021 shortlist revealed

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 WTR Industry Awards, with winners to be unveiled next week.

16 August 2021

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