In opposition proceedings filed by Audi AG against the registration of the mark AUDITRAINING in Class 41, the National Trademark Office of Colombia has arguably misunderstood the concept of dilution of notorious trademarks.
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In the second part of our look at physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the counterfeit goods trade in Brazil, we look at locations that brand owners should know from the central and southern regions of the country.
In a special two-part edition of our series on physical marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Brazil.
The growing importance of influencers and the impact that they have on consumer decisions is undeniable. As such, the Peru National Institute for the Defence of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has published a report on the supervision and training actions to be carried out in relation to the content that influencers share on various social media networks.
Huda Beauty’s opposition to a bad-faith trademark application – and the proactive way in which this was handled by the Ecuadorian IP Office – suggests that the tide may be turning in favour of holders of famous marks and big brands generally.
A local IP law firm reveals locations that rights holders should have on their counterfeit enforcement radars in the Central American nation of Nicaragua.
IP Key Latin America seeks to bridge an IP knowledge gap between the European Union and the host of diverse countries in Latin America. WTR spoke to Pedro Duarte, head of IP Key Latin America, for insight into the project’s successes.
Outside of North America and China, new ecommerce marketplaces are springing up at an increasing rate. As these regional platforms grow, infringers have swarmed to them in response to the global platforms’ growing anti-counterfeiting efforts.
In our latest round-up, we look at retail companies leading a ‘brand health’ survey, the Belarus IP office correcting a mistake, the New York Times delving into the world of counterfeit books, and much more.
Our series highlighting markets that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods continues with Colombia. We look at why the Latin American nation is a challenge for rights holders tackling fake goods and identify key locations to police.
We explore how changing client demands are shaping the modern law firm practice – and present insight into how to future-proof operations.
A Circuit Court has held that judges can impose both compensatory damages for the loss suffered and punitive damages based on the ‘40% rule’ under Article 221bis of the Mexican Industrial Property Law.
A General Licence has been issued by the US government that explicitly authorises the protection of all intellectual property in Venezuela. The move follows significant challenges for US companies seeking to protect their brands in the country.
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.