Region: Uruguay

Puma obtains removal and destruction of shoes bearing its figurative mark

German sportswear manufacturer Puma SE has obtained the withdrawal from the market and destruction of sports shoes sold in a major Uruguayan footwear retail chain.

09 November 2021

adidas successful in phishing case involving branded face masks

adidas has obtained the removal of a website used to carry out a phishing attack involving the ADIDAS trademark. Users were misled into believing that they would receive a free branded mask once that they had completed a survey.

13 May 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

Trademark owner successfully recovers trademark, digital applications and domain names both in Uruguay and abroad

This complex case, which was resolved under Uruguay’s new Code of Criminal Procedure, highlights the new types of trademark infringement that have emerged in recent years.

12 February 2021

Success for MGA Entertainment as counterfeit L.O.L. SURPRISE! toys are removed from sale and destroyed

This case shows that, in the absence of trademark registration, alternative measures can be taken against counterfeits: here, copyright law was applied to protect the IP rights of MGA Entertainment in Uruguay.

23 October 2020

Owner of LACOSTE marks successfully prevents registration of mark including crocodile design

Sporloisirs SA, the owner of the LACOSTE marks and crocodile logo, has successfully appealed against a first-instance decision dismissing its opposition against the registration of a mark containing a crocodile design in Class 25.

17 July 2020

Seizure of counterfeit rolling bearings highlights importance of buying goods from authorised sales points

In 2018 the National Customs Office seized an in-transit container of counterfeit rolling bearings in Uruguay. This case, which is still ongoing, is significant due to the type of product involved.

26 March 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

DURAX case: Uruguayan mark cancelled due to reputation of Argentinean brand and owners’ bad faith

The successor of an Argentinean company that manufactured glassware under the marks DURAX and DURAX TODA LA VIDA has obtained the cancellation of the Uruguayan mark DURAX for identical goods.

22 October 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

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