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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
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
Waelzholz Brasmetal, the Brazilian subsidiary of German steel company Wälzholz, has successfully expanded the protection of its BAUKUS mark in Paraguay. Standing in its way was a registration for an identical trademark covering identical products.
04 August 2020
The General Directorate of Industrial Property of Paraguay has annulled a decision of the Trademark Office refusing to register the trademark PRONOVIAS (meaning ‘for brides’) in Class 25 on the grounds that it was generic and descriptive.
24 April 2020
Although Asia is often seen as the centre of global counterfeiting activity, sales of fake goods are rising across Latin America. We present 20 markets in the region that are particularly problematic for brand owners.
02 January 2020
The general director of the Industrial Property Office has reversed a decision of the Trademark Office refusing to register SoulCycle’s trademark SOUL in Class 41 based on the earlier figurative trademark SOUL CAFÉ, also in Class 41.
25 November 2019
In the next instalment of our series on physical marketplaces around the world that reportedly have a counterfeit goods problem, we head to Paraguay.
23 September 2019
The European Union and the Mercosur bloc of countries have agreed a comprehensive trade agreement that includes significant IP provisions that rights holders should be aware of.
18 July 2019
During the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019, specialised prosecutors in Paraguay have increased the amount of charges for offences against IP rights, which sends a clear message that such violations have legal consequences.
24 June 2019
The Trademark Office of Paraguay has started to register slogans that do not include trademarks. If the owner of a well-known trademark applies for the registration of a slogan, the office will usually consider the application favourably on the grounds that the slogan will always be accompanied by the trademark in the media and in trade channels.
25 March 2009
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