Region: Panama

How to work with Customs – six key tips for brand owners

IP practitioners in Europe, Central America and the United States discuss how brand owners can work with Customs to clamp down on counterfeiting in their region.

24 June 2021

Republic of Panama successfully defends itself against international arbitration claim filed by Bridgestone

The Tribunal of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has dismissed a $20 million claim filed by Bridgestone Licensing Services Inc and Bridgestone Americas Inc against the Republic of Panama.

07 September 2020

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Panama

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

Customs authorities are empowered to inspect and seize merchandise that is subject to customs procedures and which may violate Panama’s IP laws, regardless of its final destination.

23 April 2020

Litigation procedures and strategies: Panama

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2020

09 December 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Panama

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2019

Customs authorities are empowered to inspect and seize merchandise that is subject to customs procedures and which may violate Panama’s IP laws, regardless of its final destination. This means that even in-transit goods can be inspected and seized.

14 May 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Panama

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2018

Customs authorities are empowered to inspect and seize merchandise that is subject to customs procedures and which may violate Panama’s IP laws, regardless of its final destination. This means that even in-transit goods can be inspected and seized.

24 May 2018

Border protection in Latin America – the future looks brighter

Despite the region’s reputation as a haven for counterfeiters, several Latin American countries are making significant strides in developing and using highly effective anti-counterfeiting tools

01 March 2016

Call for brand owners and governments to up their anti-counterfeiting game: highlights from the INTA Leadership Meeting

This year’s INTA Leadership Meeting, held in Panama, was the association’s first major event in Latin America and followed hot on the heels of last year’s annual meeting in Hong Kong, which itself was notable as the first such meeting to be held outside North America or Europe. Here we present some highlights and observations from the event.

23 November 2015

New plain packaging bill raises counterfeiting fears

Panama is currently considering a bill that seeks to introduce generic packaging for cigarettes. All graphic brand elements would be removed from the cigarette packs, leaving only the brand name. However, considering the scale of the counterfeiting problem in the country, one may wonder whether the bill might not be counterproductive.

09 April 2015

Bridgestone ordered to pay $5 million in damages in RIVERSTONE case

The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice has ordered Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Licensing Services Inc to pay, jointly and severally, $5 million in damages to Muresa and Tire Group of Factories Ltd Inc. The court found that the filing by Bridgestone of an opposition which had resulted in the cessation of the commercialisation of products under the RIVERSTONE mark had been made in bad faith and in a hasty manner.

08 September 2014

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