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02 January 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.

14 October 2019

Eight counterfeit hotspots in Argentina that brand owners should be aware of

In the latest edition of our regular series on marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Argentina.

17 March 2018

Argentina’s emergency trademark law amendments and reassuring filing figures; exclusive data analysis

World Trademark Review examines the IP profile of Argentina, exploring the potential impact of the new emergency decree on trademark law, while providing a thorough breakdown on filings at the Argentine register.

24 July 2015

Nike obtains victory against online platform operator

In Nike International Ltd v Compañía de Medios Digitales CMD SA, the Federal Civil and Commercial Court of Appeals has held that the operator of the online platform Mas Oportunidades was liable for publishing advertisements for goods that were obviously infringing. Nike had sued the operator after becoming aware that certain users were advertising Nike “replicas” and “imitations”.

10 September 2014

Sale of counterfeit goods is criminal offence even if forgery is self-evident

Reversing a prevailing trend in criminal trademark infringement cases, a panel of the Federal Court of Criminal Cassation has held that, irrespective of the circumstances of a case, the sale of goods bearing a forged trademark is an unlawful act punishable under the Trademark Law. Previously, the courts tended to conclude that the sale of counterfeits was not a criminal offence when consumers were not misled.

13 July 2010

Merchants should know the origin of the products they sell

In The Polo/Lauren Company LP v Bustos, the Court of Appeals has ruled against the defendant in a case involving counterfeit Ralph Lauren clothes. Among other things, the court rejected the defendant's argument that he had acted in good faith and had been defrauded by the supplier of the goods.

05 June 2009

Puma runs to victory in sports shoe case

In Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport v Cueros del Norte SRL, the Federal Civil and Commercial Court of Appeals of the City of Buenos Aires has ordered that Cueros del Norte SRL cease using Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport's 'inverted pipe' design for sports shoes. The court also granted damages in the amount of Ps30,000 to Puma.

14 March 2007

Border alert system soon available

Following the implementation by the Tax Authority of Resolution 2216, Argentinean Customs has established a procedure to control the importation of counterfeit products into the country. This procedure includes a system of alerts managed by Customs on the basis of registrations by mark owners.