Honduras implements the online submission of trademark applications through the WIPO file system.

The Wipo File information system has been implemented in Honduras as of August 2022 as the only means for the presentation of new trademark registration applications, writings, follow-up of files and for sending…

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Acts of confusion in the Dominican Republic: should you go right away to Court?

In the Dominican Republic, the use and registration of previously registered distinctive signs is sanctioned by two different regulatory bodies. The Law on the Defense of Competition No. 42-08 (LDC), which contains a…

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HONDURAS: EXEMPTION FROM RENEWAL, MODIFICATION AND NEW SANITARY REGISTRY FOR ABSORBENT COSMETIC PRODUCTS.

As of September 12, 2022, all those who manufacture, import or market absorbent personal hygiene cosmetic products such as sanitary napkins, tampons, panty liners, disposable diapers, wet wipes, swabs for personal cleaning, sanitary…

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GUATEMALA: Law against Cybercrime initiative turned down

On August 24, 112 deputies to the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala voted in favor of the objections to Decree 30-2022 and as a consequence, the so-called Cybercrime Prevention and Protection Law,…

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Patent acceleration in Argentina: No PPH agreements in force right now.

Currently, the INPI of Argentina does not offer PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) agreements in force with other offices, as it had with the offices belonging to PROSUR, which includes the countries of Brazil,…

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A fuzzy target: revisiting the enforcement of trademark infringement against online platforms. The opinion of the Advocate General in the Louboutin vs Amazon case before the CJEU.

Introduction Trademark rights grant their owners the right to exclude third party users of identical or similar signs to distinguish identical or similar products or services. If trademarks are well-known, then the right…

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PERU: Modification of deadlines in trademark procedure and infringement actions

In Peru, the basic industrial property legal framework is the Common regime on industrial property contained in Decision 486 of the Andean Community. This community standard is complemented with norms issued by national…

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Due diligence in the management of personal data

That very abstract concept: due diligence. In these times, our personal data is society’s most valuable weapon. We are surrounded by technology and what that means is accepting the terms and conditions of…

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Brussels proposes protecting craft and industrial products in Europe

Craft products are one of the great riches of Europe and although the vast majority of countries (not all) that are part of the European Union have their own legislative framework for designations…

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