Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Amazon and GoPro file counterfeit lawsuit; Aldi trolls Marks & Spencer; Manchester United to be renamed – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at INTA unveiling a student moot court competition in the Andean Community, Canon USA updating its anti-counterfeiting consumer education, and much more.

10 August 2021

Seizures carried out in Paraguay’s provinces during the covid-19 pandemic

The lack of consistent criteria concerning the territorial jurisdiction of Paraguay’s specialised IP agencies has led to difficulties when trying to protect IP rights in the country. However, the relevant agencies have been making efforts to overcome this issue.

10 August 2021

CCFN keeps an eye on Mexico GI regime after a year of USMCA

Focus remains on Mexico adhering to the terms of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as Consortium for Common Food Names senior director Shawna Morris considers the treaty’s effects on geographical indications over the past 12 months.

09 August 2021

Online marketplaces in Brazil that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

In the first of a new regular series on WTR, we speak with leading law firms to identify the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts. We begin today in Brazil.

05 August 2021

El Salvador

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

Only previously registered trademarks are subject to opposition on renewal.

29 July 2021

Brazil

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

As a general rule, the Industrial Property Law states that ownership of a mark is acquired through a granted registration, following which the rights holder has the right to exclusive use of the trademark throughout the national territory.

29 July 2021

Chile

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

Trademarks are governed in Chile by the Industrial Property Law (19.039) (in force since 30 September 1991, modified by Law 19.996, in force since 14 December 2005) and Law 20.160 (in force since January 2007, regulated by Decree 236, published on 1 December 2005 and modified by Economy Decree 36 of 23 May 2012).

29 July 2021

Mexico

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

Registration and enforcement of trademark rights in Mexico is regulated by a framework of local laws, regulations, treaties and precedents on specific legal loopholes or procedural matters.

29 July 2021

Cannabis brand parodies, a new bad-faith standard and more: Legal Updates from the Americas you may have missed

WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.

28 July 2021

Image recognition and KYC initiative top priorities for Mercado Libre, head of brand protection reveals

Earlier this month, Mercado Libre revealed that reports of IP infringement fell across its platforms in the second half of 2020. We spoke to head of brand protection Juan Cichero to find out what more the company is doing to differentiate its services and combat evolving counterfeit activity.

26 July 2021

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