Region: Peru

Nike victorious in long-running criminal trial against counterfeiters

This decision of the Peruvian Criminal Court may provide a precedent for the acceptance of technical reports and affidavits filed by the aggrieved parties’ ex parte experts in future trials.

11 November 2020

Criminal action filed for tampering with Huawei mobile phones

Following the seizure of Huawei mobile phones in Lima, the prosecutor has filed a criminal claim before a specialised court on the grounds that the defendant had tampered with the phones in a manner detrimental to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

28 October 2020

New mandatory precedent concerning the assessment of evidence in non-use cancellation actions

The Administrative Court of Appeals of the Peruvian Trademark Office has held that the same evidence cannot be used to prove the use of two or more trademarks which contain a common element but have been registered separately.

15 October 2020

Crocs Inc victorious on appeal in oppositions against 3D marks in Class 25

In a victory for US footwear company Crocs Inc, the Administrative Court of Appeals of INDECOPI in Peru has rejected Industrias Humarsa EIRL’s applications for the registration of 3D trademarks for shoes.

09 September 2020

Fake Honda power products seized in massive raid during national state of emergency

Counterfeit Honda power products have been seized following a raid on four commercial establishments in Lima. A total of seven individuals will now be investigated for the commission of an IP crime, which is sanctioned with two to five years’ imprisonment.

28 August 2020

Innovation at the Peruvian IP office: spotlight on non-core tools and services

Featured in IP office tools and services

A representative from the Intellectual Property Office of Peru (Indecopi) shares the innovative tools and services it has launched or is developing for the future.

24 August 2020

LOUIS VUITTON recognised as well-known mark in Classes 18 and 25

Within the context of opposition proceedings against the registration of the mark MUVITON in Class 5, INDECOPI has recognised the notoriety of LOUIS VUITTON in Peru for “clothing, shoes, bags, belts and travel suitcases”.

05 August 2020

Defending against bad-faith applications in the Andean region

Protecting brands against parasitic trademarks can raise numerous challenges in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – but there are ways to overcome them.

08 July 2020

INDECOPI releases proposal on graduation of fines for comment

A proposal document recently issued by Peru’s National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property seeks to increase the predictability of fines.

08 June 2020

Clandestine surgical masks factory raided during covid-19 lockdown

On 17 April 2020 a raid was carried out in a huge factory located in the Lima Norte area. Surgical masks, as well as over 1,500 units of fake apparel and thousands of fake labels bearing well-known trademarks, were seized.

20 May 2020

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