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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.

02 January 2020

From billboards to influencers: navigating new advertising rules across the Americas

Trademark experts offer insight into the advertising regimes in their respective jurisdictions and, crucially, how brands can avoid falling foul of the law.

15 November 2019

New INPI resolutions on trademark applications and nullity/cancellation actions – what you need to know

Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Property has passed two new resolutions that will have a significant impact on trademark owners and practitioners.

21 October 2019

Likelihood of confusion: new determining factor is brought into play

Argentina’s Civil and Commercial Federal Chamber of Appeals has developed a jurisprudence that changes the way in which the courts address the issue of likelihood of confusion.

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.

29 July 2019

Non-traditional marks in Latin America: the current landscape

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.

18 July 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. 

09 April 2018

Can title of creative work benefit from trademark protection?

In Roemmers v Diamond Films, Argentina's Court of Appeals has upheld the refusal to grant a preliminary injunction against the use of “Una razón para vivir” as a film title.

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.

07 February 2018

Significant changes to trademark law and practice introduced

The government has issued a new executive order, effective as of January 12 2018, which contains amendments to the regulations on industrial property rights.

12 July 2016

New Civil and Commercial Code establishes rules on advertising

The new Civil and Commercial Code has established a set of basic rules on advertising, and with respect to comparative advertising it reflects the principles established by the Argentine courts.

05 July 2016

The right of publicity in Argentina

The new Argentine Civil and Commercial Code includes a person’s right to his or her own image and voice. This is the second article of a series of three which started with franchising, continues today with the right of publicity and the name of legal entities, and will conclude with the rules on advertising (particularly comparative advertising).

28 June 2016

A new Civil and Commercial Code for Argentina

In August 2015, a new Civil and Commercial Code came into force in Argentina. The new code unifies certain regulations that were contained in the former Civil Code, the former Commercial Code and in a number of the laws which supplemented them.

27 January 2016

Curacid prevails in complicated dispute

An interesting decision on trademark use was recently handed down in the complicated case of Curacid America Corporation v Finadiet SACIF e I (Case 2591/97) and Finadiet SACIFISA v Curacid America Corporation (Case 1326/00).

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”.