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Trademark rights and comparative advertising

September 23 2019 Since the Trademark Law reserves the right to use a trademark for the mark's owner, legal scholars in Argentina have long debated whether the use of…

Intellectual property and franchise and leasing agreements

May 16 2016 A number of the regulations governing agreements in the new Civil and Commercial Code refer to IP-related matters. This is especially true for…

Unfair competition and trademark protection

December 2 2019 The protection provided under industrial property law to commercial signs registered with the National Institute of Industrial Property is more…

Implications of new unfair competition legislation for IP practitioners

July 22 2019 Emergency Decree 274/2019 has established a comprehensive system for regulating unfair competition. Many practices punished by the new unfair…

New legislation on unfair competition and designations of origin

March 2 2020 Until the approval of Emergency Decree 274/2019 in April 2019, the regulation of unfair competition in Argentina was characterised by a lack of…

Registering people's names as trademarks

March 15 2021 Section 3(h) of the Law on Trademarks prohibits the registration of a person's name, pseudonym or portrait as a trademark without either their consent…

Trade secrets legal regime - an updated overview

November 23 2020 In Argentina, confidential information and trade secrets are protected by Section 39.2 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual…

Use of third-party trademarks as keywords

July 27 2020 The rapid growth in internet use has given rise to conflicts between registered trademark owners and third parties using said marks. For example…

New legislation on unfair competition and designations of origin

March 2 2020 Until the approval of Emergency Decree 274/2019 in April 2019, the regulation of unfair competition in Argentina was characterised by a lack of…

Unfair competition and trademark protection

December 2 2019 The protection provided under industrial property law to commercial signs registered with the National Institute of Industrial Property is more…