Following the coming into force of the Madrid Protocol in Brazil on 2 October 2019, this update reviews the key aspects that foreign legal entities and individuals seeking to file applications designating Brazil should take into consideration.
In our latest edition, we look at how surnames are now registrable in Saudi Arabia, controversy following a trademark being refused registration by the UKIPO, brands being urged to encourage voter registration, and much more.
Heralded as a breakthrough, Brazil’s accession to the Madrid Protocol is a landmark development for the international trademark system. We take a closer look at this move and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
In the second part of this focus on enforcement in Brazil series, 12 key questions on litigation processes and strategies are answered.
Litigation success in Brazil is ultimately rooted in an understanding of the law and the strategic approach adopted. In the first of a two-part article, João Vieira da Cunha and Jaddy M A P Messias of Gusmão & Labrunie answer five key questions about the pre-litigation phase.
Brazil’s accession to the Madrid Protocol is a landmark development for the international trademark system. Tove Graulund of Graulund Consulting provides her take on this move and the lessons that can be learned from it.
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.
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.
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.
IPBC Latin America will be held in São Paulo on 4 December 2019 to explore managing the IP lifecycle. This year WTR is teaming up with sister titles IAM and Latin Lawyer on the event, which will include a focus on brands.
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.
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has been making efforts to prove that it is ready for the Madrid Protocol, which is due to enter into force in October 2019.
Amazon’s application for the ‘.amazon’ TLD is back on hold after the Colombian government lodged a request for ICANN to reconsider its decision to proceed with the applications.
ICANN has written to South American government figures, seeking to push back on pressure to rethink its decision to proceed with the ‘.amazon’ applications.