Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Chilean Senate approves Madrid Protocol; UKIPO publishes new corporate plan; Anaqua acquires Actio IP – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Alt Legal partnering with Clarivate, a brand incubator landing $70 million in funding, the USPTO announcing new covid-19 pilots, and much more.

21 May 2021

New rules for filing voluntary divisional applications in Mexico explained

The Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property came into force at the end of 2020, bringing in major changes with regard to filing divisional patent applications. Mexican IP professionals provide a rundown of the key aspects of the new law.

13 May 2021

adidas successful in phishing case involving branded face masks

adidas has obtained the removal of a website used to carry out a phishing attack involving the ADIDAS trademark. Users were misled into believing that they would receive a free branded mask once that they had completed a survey.

13 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Mexico

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

In Mexican law, IP rights violations can be considered either administrative infringements (ie, trademark or copyright) or criminal counterfeiting cases, depending on the facts of the actual matter, each with its own procedural regulations and effects.

11 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Brazil

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

The growth of the Brazilian market and economy is paralleled by the increase in counterfeiting activities.

11 May 2021

Innovation at the Ecuador Institute of IP: spotlight on non-core tools and services

In exclusive insights, the general director of the Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual Property (SENADI) reveals the innovative non-core tools and services the registry offers for trademark users – and some of those planned for the future.

03 May 2021

From Apple to Nike: key recent decisions and developments from the Americas analysed

For our next instalment presenting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed we turn our attention to the Americas.

30 April 2021

Walmart takes on Kanye West; EUIPO extends presence in Africa; Crayola teams up with Build-A-Bear – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO seeking innovation medal nominations, the McCarthy Institute heading to Arizona, delivery apps changing the branding game, and much more.

30 April 2021

Supreme Court of Justice: “real and effective use” of trademark necessary to preserve registration in Mexico

The lack of definition in Mexican legislation as to what constitutes trademark use has caused headaches to trademark owners for many years. However, a recent resolution issued by the Supreme Court of Justice provides some welcome answers.

26 April 2021

Chile to allow non-traditional trademarks; Spanish government pledges IP commitment; GRILLOUMI dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese officials obtaining registered trademarks for the entire South China Sea, Dubai Customs recycling 134,000 counterfeit items, and much more.

23 April 2021

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