Region: Peru

Counterfeit apparel, footwear and luxury accessories seized in huge raid at well-known Lima market

Over 60 establishments selling fake goods bearing famous trademarks, including ADIDAS, CHANEL and GUCCI, were raided during this major action at the Polvos Azules market.

02 February 2022

McGregor IP BV succeeds in demonstrating claimant’s bad faith in cancellation proceedings

The decision shows that, before analysing the evidence of use of a trademark in cancellation proceedings, the Specialised Intellectual Property Chamber will evaluate the claimant’s real interest in obtaining such cancellation.

21 January 2022

Tax Court establishes new criteria for payment of royalties for trademark licence

Taking into consideration the OECD guidelines on intangible assets, Peru’s Tax Court has set forth criteria for the deduction as tax expenses of the payment of royalties for trademark licences.

04 January 2022

New Administrative Court of Appeals mandatory precedent on issuance of new resolutions

At issue was whether the maximum term for resolving administrative proceedings under Peru’s Legislative Decree 1075 applies where a first decision has already been issued, but has subsequently been declared null.

26 November 2021

Large seizure of fake toys and party decorations in exclusive Lima City district

A large amount of party decorations and toys, including Lego and Paw Patrol, were seized in a raid against a shop located in the upscale district of Santiago de Surco.

30 September 2021

Huge raid carried out against clandestine workshop of counterfeit H&S shampoo

The biggest action of the year so far in relation to an IP and public health crime has recently taken place against a clandestine factory in which fake Head & Shoulder goods were produced.

09 September 2021

Caught red handed: raid on Epson ink and HP toner counterfeiters results in big win for IP rights holders

A police raid has led to a significant seizure of goods and three arrests. The subsequent court hearing resulted in two sentences and a plea bargain that delivered high compensation for the IP rights holders.

02 September 2021

Frida Kahlo heirs prevail in dispute with offshore company set up to exploit rights in artist’s name

The Peruvian Administrative Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of the heirs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in a dispute with the company established to exploit the FRIDA KAHLO mark.

25 August 2021

Significant raid carried out against importer of fake mobile phone accessories

More than 15,000 fake mobile phone accessories - bearing brands such as Apple, Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi - have been seized following a huge raid in a commercial establishment and warehouse located in Downtown Lima.

26 July 2021

New mandatory precedent regarding assessment of genuine interest in Andean opposition

According to a recent resolution of the Administrative Court of Appeals, the assessment of the genuine interest - based on a trademark application or a registered trademark - in an Andean opposition must be evaluated at the time of filing of the opposition.

19 July 2021

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