Region: Paraguay

DINAPI recognises and protects main element in foreign company’s trademark

Dutch company Jemie BV, the owner of the mark CANNA THÉ SOLUTION FOR GROWTH AND BLOOM, has successfully opposed the registration of CANNAPAR by a Paraguayan company.

06 September 2023

Attempted imitation of GOD OF WAR mark: DINAPI protects foreign trademark owner’s rights

The DINAPI rejected an application for GAD WAR for entertainment services, finding that there was a likelihood of confusion with Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc’s well-known GOD OF WAR mark.

31 August 2023

POPSOCKETS v POP!: recognition of vested trademark rights

The decision sends a strong message to third parties attempting to imitate notorious trademarks.

25 May 2023

Five counterfeit hotspots that you should know in Paraguay

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In an update from our series on marketplaces around the world that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars, we head to Paraguay.

14 December 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

Seizures carried out in Paraguay’s provinces during the covid-19 pandemic

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

German steel company’s subsidiary successfully defends its rights in BAUKUS mark

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

PRONOVIAS recognised as well-known and distinctive trademark

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

Twenty counterfeiting hotspots to be aware of in Latin America

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

SoulCycle obtains registration of SOUL mark on appeal

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

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