Region: Latin America & Caribbean

National Trademark Office changes approach to examination of competitive connection between Class 5 goods

The decision is significant as it considers the realities of the market for vaccines on the one hand, and for pharmaceutical products on the other.

04 May 2022

Corruption, First Amendment, stealth filings and more: five Legal Updates from the Americas and the Caribbean that you may have missed

To complete our series of instalments, we are looking at takeaways from decisions in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the United States, and developments in Jamaica.

28 April 2022

Online anti-counterfeiting strategies in Uruguay that brand owners must be aware of

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Uruguay.

25 April 2022

“Gaining positive momentum”: WIPO’s hope for Madrid expansion in Latin America after Chile accession

Following the recent announcement of Chile acceding to the Madrid Protocol, a WIPO representative has spoken to WTR about the organisation’s hopes for the future in the region.

22 April 2022

IP rights in Chile’s new Constitution: the debate goes on

There have been heated discussions concerning the issue of fundamental rights, including the right to property - which includes, in turn, IP rights.

22 April 2022

Major raid on fake mobile phone accessories store carried out in Lima shopping centre

Over 1,200 fake mobile phone accessories bearing brands such as Apple, LG, Samsung and Sony have been seized in a store located in an affluent part of the capital.

20 April 2022

Brazil: new National Plan to Combat Piracy is encouraging news for rights holders

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Brazil has no specific statute dealing exclusively with online IP infringement, but the legal framework – including the Internet Law – provides an enforcement system against online counterfeiting activities.

15 April 2022

Mexico: supporting and educating Customs can be key for brand owners

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Customs authorities comprise thousands of people trying to do their jobs within the confines (and shortcomings) of the relevant legislation. Customs officials have to deal with a limited mandate, scarce resources and the ever-growing risk of being the target of violence.

15 April 2022

Brazil IP office ups diversity efforts with new report

The National Institute of Industrial Property has released a new report outlining future steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the Brazilian IP system.

13 April 2022

New labelling requirements for foodstuffs and non-alcoholic beverages: what you need to know

Under the Act for the Promotion of Sustainable Nutrition, it is mandatory to include certain warnings on the packaging of foodstuffs and non-alcoholic beverages. The implementing regulation of the act has recently been passed.

11 April 2022

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