Region: Peru

IP offices should be “protagonists and agents of change” urges INAPI director after launch of new multinational IP and gender network

Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property Director Loreto Bresky calls for IP offices to increase collaboration and follow in the footsteps of the new Latin American Network of Intellectual Property and Gender.

07 July 2021

Publication of two new mandatory precedents regarding cancellation actions

Two new mandatory precedents concerning cancellation actions were recently published in Peru’s official gazette. One of the issues considered was whether the same evidence may prove the use of two or more trademarks in different cancellation actions.

07 July 2021

Peruvian Trademark Office: progress and plans for the future

Important achievements include the reduction of the timeframe for resolving cases and the successful implementation of digital tools, and current projects involve search tools using artificial intelligence.

14 June 2021

Authorities seize fake fabric intended to be used for face masks

The Peruvian Police and the IP Prosecutor have conducted a huge raid against distributors of fabric rolls bearing well-known trademarks that were intended to be used to manufacture face masks.

07 June 2021

From Apple to Nike: key recent decisions and developments from the Americas analysed

For our next instalment presenting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed we turn our attention to the Americas.

30 April 2021

The KOTEX case or the importance of expressly stating the grounds on which an opposition is based

In a victory for Kimberly Clark Worldwide Inc, Peru’s Administrative Court of Appeals has declared - pursuant to a Supreme Court of Justice order - the nullity of two resolutions issued over 14 years ago in a dispute involving two KOTEX marks.

16 April 2021

Use of Toyota’s marks on car parts held not to fall within Article 157 exception

Peru's Administrative Court of Appeal has found that use of the sign USE FOR TOYOTA/LEXUS AUTOPARTS on imported oil and fuel filters did not fall within the exception provided for by Article 157 of Decision 486.

06 April 2021

Taylor Swift settles Evermore dispute; Facebook partners with UKIPO; All Gas No Brakes brand ownership – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Burberry partnering with a video game developer, the EUIPO winning an award, the Peruvian IP Office auctioning off property owned by IP infringers, and much more.

26 March 2021

Precautionary measures issued based on trade dress of BaByliss hair straightening iron

The Peruvian Trademark Office has recognised that the grey-blue colour and the font used for the word element ‘Nano Titanium’ are part of the trade dress of BaByliss’ Nano Titanium hair straightening iron.

18 March 2021

No GASTÓN spoons and forks – sign that could affect the prestige of a person refused

Peru’s Administrative Court of Appeal has confirmed the first-instance resolution that rejected the application for the mark GASTÓN, ruling that the mark could affect the reputation of the Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio.

12 March 2021

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