For the next edition of our series on physical marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head back to Latin America and focus on Chile.
The Chilean Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the IP Court refusing an application for CLOS DE PIRQUE in Class 33 on the ground that the mark consisted of an EU ‘traditional term’ and a Chilean appellation of origin.
The acceptance of non-traditional trademarks has increased in most Latin American jurisdictions in recent years. We provide an overview of the current state of play.
Since 2015 the Chilean Congress has been discussing a bill that will modify the country’s legislation on pharmaceuticals. However, in the past months the bill has undergone various modifications that would severely restrict the use of trademarks in the industry.
In our latest edition, we look at the 2 millionth trademark application at the EUIPO, a new report finding that UK students are "actively disloyal" to brands, a collection of fake video games released, and much more.
The Chilean Supreme Court has recognised the wide scope of protection afforded to famous trademarks in opposition proceedings involving Gloria SA’s application for GLORIA FOODS and Nestlé’s earlier mark GLORIA.
ICANN has passed a resolution that ends the organisation's efforts to lead a facilitation process aimed at settling a domain name dispute between Amazon and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation.
In exclusive research from WTR, the EUIPO has been ranked as the most innovative IP office in the world for the third year in a row. Closely behind are the registries of Chile, Singapore and Spain.
The Chilean government has filed a bill in Congress that amends important chapters of the Industrial Property Law. While these changes still need revising they will help to bring Chile into line with international treaties and modern legislation.
In our latest round-up, we look at the United Kingdom’s IP minister seat being vacant once again, question marks over affiliate links on Instagram, puns being encouraged at the Philippines IP office, and much more.
In our latest round-up, we look at the Croatian president talking up nation branding, Gucci voicing “reluctance” to work with Alibaba and JD.com, brand owners readying themselves for motion marks, and much more.
In a significant decision, the Chilean Supreme Court has reversed a decision of the Court of Appeal in Industrial Property Cases in which the latter had rejected an opposition against the registration of the mark CALLY based on the earlier mark CALLIA.
Maximiliano Santa-Cruz is leaving his role as national director of Chile’s National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI). In an exclusive interview with WTR, he tells us that the role of IP offices must evolve to meet the challenges of the modern world.
The Chilean Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) may reject an application on the basis of an unregistered prior mark, provided that the existence of the unregistered trademark is publicly known to the extent that its renown does not require evidence.
In this week’s country data report, we examine the major trademark trends in the Chilean market. We show that both domestic and foreign filings are stable, reveal the most valuable brands in the country, and analyse the key trademark classes used for both inbound and outbound applications.