2 December, 2019

Colombia: Denomination of origin protection of black crafts of the Chamba region in Tolima is granted

Colombian trademark office grants a DO to black handicrafts made in Chamba, Guamo, Tolima. The news came from Ana María Fríes, Director of Artesanías de Colombia and Juliana […]
27 November, 2019

Colombia: Trademark office grants third all-time motion trademark

In October, the Colombian Trademark Office by means of Resolution No. 50720, granted the registration of the third motion trademark in Colombia to Gaseosas Colombiana S.A.S. This mark […]
4 October, 2019

Infographic | Our client’s trademarks in Colombia’s Top of Mind

 
11 July, 2019

Addressing trademark infringement and misuses in Social Media

Social media has become an important tool to connect with one another and as a means to promote one’s business ideas.  Visibility of products or services […]
5 July, 2019
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Colombia: Andean Community Supreme Court rules in favor of the Colombian Trademark Office, regarding color trademark registration

Suit was filed in 2015 at the Andean Supreme Court against the Colombian Trademark Office for allegedly granting the right of registration of a color trademark […]
25 June, 2019
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Canada: Top 10 changes in new Trademark Law by which Canada adheres to Madrid Protocol

After five years of high expectations, radical amendments to Canadian trademark law finally became effective 17 June 2019. The following are the main changes to the law: 1. […]
13 June, 2019
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China: Amendments to the Trademark Law will provide further remedies to avoid malicious applications and combat trademark infringements

China recently amended its Trademark Law in an attempt to provide further protection for IP rights. The bill recently passed focuses on two major aspects: (i) avoiding […]
12 June, 2019
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Argentina: Mid-Term Declaration of Use (MTDU) submission to maintain trademark registration validity

Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) issued Resolution No. 123/2019 on 27 May implementing the need to submit a Mid-Term Declaration of Use (MTDU) declaring that the […]
7 June, 2019
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Brazil: After senate approval, Brazil adheres to the Madrid Protocol

On 3 April 2019, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved Bill 98/2019 on the Treaty “Madrid  – International Trademark System”, better known as the Madrid Protocol. On 22 […]
29 May, 2019

Infographic | Our client’s trademarks in Colombia’s Top of Mind

 
20 May, 2019
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United States: Examination of trademark applications for cannabis and cannabis-derived products

The USPTO issued, on may 2 of 2019, the first guidelines to carry out examinations of cannabis and its derived products for trademark applications. The 2018 Farm Bill, […]
13 May, 2019

United States: Amazon tests Program to Combat Patent Infringement

As recently reported by different mass media outlets, Amazon is testing an alternative program to resolve patent infringement disputes, far away from local court jurisdictions. The new […]
10 May, 2019

Italy: The shape of the Vespa Motorcycle is protected in Italy as a three-dimensional trademark

Court of Appeals of Torino, by ruling No. 677/2019 ratified on 16 April the protection of the shape of the Vespa motorcycle as a three-dimensional mark, […]
29 April, 2019

World: WIPO launches new artificial intelligence tool for image searching

WIPO recently announced the launching of its new AI-powered technology for identifying trademark image similarities. The tool, based on machine learning algorithms, works as a search engine […]
25 April, 2019

Argentina: The Government of Argentina issues Decree regulating the recently modified Trademark Law

On 29 March 2019, the Argentinian Government issued Decree No. 242/19 regulating provisions of the recently amended Trademark Law. The Decree will become effective on 3 June […]
24 April, 2019

Andean Community: Andean Court of Justice (ACJ) sets guidelines for resolving cybersquatting cases

By means of a recently published Prejudicial Interpretation (PI), the ACJ set guidelines for resolving cybersquatting cases in the Andean Community countries. The PI was issued […]
16 April, 2019

Brazil: Brazil prepares to join the Madrid Protocol

Last 3 April, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved the Bill on International Treaty “Protocol referring to the Madrid Agreement on International Registration of Marks”, better known […]
9 April, 2019

EU and UK: What will happen to trademarks after Brexit?

Even though the Brexit deadline was 29 March 2019, the parts have agreed that the UK will remain in the EU a few more days, in […]
18 March, 2019

Colombia: Specialized Court in IP infringements (SIC) ruled in favor of CROCS, condemning EVACOL for three-dimensional trademark infringement

By means of a first instance ruling issued on 21 February 2019, the SIC ruled against EVACOL by declaring infringement of a three-dimensional trademark. The trademark was […]
4 March, 2019

Colombia: Colombian Trademark Office (SIC) grants protection to color trademark for the first time

On 20 February 2019 the SIC stated that NESTLÉ’s brand “VERDE PANTONE 361C”, jointly used with the wordmark “MILO”, had allegedly been infringed. The case has […]