Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Trademark Office rejects application containing several elements of Tommy Hilfiger’s marks

The Administrative Court of Appeal elaborated on the criteria to be taken into account when examining trademarks containing figurative elements.

15 February 2022

Recent seizures highlight benefits of registering product shapes as 3D trademarks

Recent seizures of counterfeit shoes and mobile phone accessories demonstrate why it is advisable to obtain protection for product shapes as 3D trademarks.

14 February 2022

Controversial SENADI proceedings highlight need to fight corruption within the authority

The case created controversy when it emerged that the agent who had filed the mark at issue was the SENADI director who decided on the matter.

10 February 2022

New trademark prosecution practice: additional evidence will not be accepted on appeal

Two resolutions recently issued by the National Trademark Office have changed the policy concerning the acceptance of evidence submitted on appeal.

07 February 2022

Counterfeit apparel, footwear and luxury accessories seized in huge raid at well-known Lima market

Over 60 establishments selling fake goods bearing famous trademarks, including ADIDAS, CHANEL and GUCCI, were raided during this major action at the Polvos Azules market.

02 February 2022

Trademark-intensive industries contribute highest amount to GDP in Latin America

Trademark-intensive industries lead the way when it comes to economic contribution in Latin America, according to a new EUIPO report.

31 January 2022

Crocs and Spotify feature in Legal Updates from the Americas and Caribbean that you may have missed

We complete our series of instalments with takeaways from decisions in the Andean Community, Canada, the Dominican Republic and the United States.

28 January 2022

How to protect NFT patents in Mexico

The phenomena of NFTs has created a stir in the patent and trademark world, and now Mexican legislation is having to play catch-up with EPO policy. Consequently, it is vital to have some local knowledge when it comes to protecting NFT patents in Mexico.

27 January 2022

INAPI issues proposal for new IP regulations: what you need to know

Although the regulations necessary for the coming into force of the amended Industrial Property Law have yet to be officially published, INAPI has recently set the standards for the final regulations.

25 January 2022

McGregor IP BV succeeds in demonstrating claimant’s bad faith in cancellation proceedings

The decision shows that, before analysing the evidence of use of a trademark in cancellation proceedings, the Specialised Intellectual Property Chamber will evaluate the claimant’s real interest in obtaining such cancellation.

21 January 2022

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