Intervention as “amicus curiae” before the Courts of Argentina in patent litigation.

The Argentinian Federal Court has recently confirmed that a third party may not be entitled to intervene as third party at a Court level. In Actelion Pharmaceuticals v. the Patent Office of Argentina,…

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The Washington Convention to the rescue of non-registered trademarks

With the increase in digital sales, many customers are starting to sell in remote countries where they had not been able to sell yet. And those sales come before they decide whether to…

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Shapes as TM in Latam – The restrictive position of Chile

A recent resolution from the Chilean INAPI has reminded us that Chile is one of the few countries which formally reject the possibility to register the shape of a product as a trademark….

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Webinar: Antibody Patenting in Latin-America

On Tuesday June 30th, 2020 – 12.30pm EST (New York) / 6.30pm CEST (Paris) we hosted a Webinar on Antibody Patenting in Latin-America with an experienced panel. We tried to throw some light…

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In the company of Jedi´s

While digging into recent resolutions from the Peruvian INDECOPI, one of my partners noticed an interesting resolution issued a few months ago which deals with Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi®. He mentioned it to…

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Secondary meaning of trademarks in Peru

One of the main defenses to the consideration of a distinctive sign as descriptive or lacking in identifying strength is the argument that the sign has acquired a distinct distinction or, in its…

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SPAIN: Manchego cheese: Down in a village of La Mancha…

In 2012, the Manchego Cheese Protected Designation of Origin Regulatory Council Foundation filed a lawsuit requesting that the labels “Golden Adarga”, “Rocinante” and “Super Rocinante” be used, which were used by a Cheese…

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