Region: Paraguay

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

Five counterfeit hotspots that you should know in Paraguay

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

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

“An enormous opportunity” – IP provisions of EU-Mercosur Agreement lauded

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

Criminal charges for IP violations: specialised prosecutors send clear message to offenders

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

Slogans that do not include trademarks are now registrable

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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