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.
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 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.
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 in Colombia.
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.
Resolution 123/2019 of the Argentinean Patent and Trademark Office, which clarifies some of the changes recently introduced by the amended Trademark Law and sets forth additional rules, has entered into force.
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.
The industry is still in its early days, but it is growing by leaps and bounds. Brands such as Coca-Cola and Champion have already jumped into the ring to capitalise on this marketing opportunity, but teams need help getting their portfolios up to scratch to better grow their businesses.
In this week’s exclusive data analysis, we explore how Natura’s keen understanding of its consumer base, combined with previous acquisitions, has it poised to take on international expansion.
After more than a decade of preparation for Brazil to join the Madrid Protocol, the Brazilian Senate has finally approved the agreement text. Local experts say that it will bring positive change, but questions arise over whether INPI will be ready for the predicted start date.
WTR has reported extensively on the massive trademark filing operation of multimillionaire businessman Michael Gleissner. For those not fully aware of this activity, we have put together an infographic that illustrates the potential impact for brands.
The Venezuelan IP Office has introduced a new payment method involving paying cash deposits at a specific bank branch. Experts describe the process as complicated and have warned of significant risks.
Protecting the knowledge and traditional cultural expressions of different cultures and indigenous communities is a complex task. Opinions are divided, but one route may involve IP rights to protect traditional forms of innovation and creativity.