Alternative Dispute Resolution vs Litigation when solving IP conflicts in Latin America

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) What is it and what is it for?

ADR is a private way of solving conflicts that may arise in the course of trade between partners or competitors.

ADR mechanisms allow the parties to effectively solve intellectual property disputes and they may play a part in the in-court litigation process (such as in Argentina).

IP Systems Comparative: Argentina vs Europe


The type of IP protection in Argentina is very similar to that in Europe. Still, some differences do exist as regards the duration, geographical extent, and basic protection requirements.

This IP guide outlines the main differences between the EU IP legal environment and Argentina's legal framework in order to efficiently manage your intellectual property assets in Argentina.

Copyright Infringement in Mexico (II)

Iguana Ltd. is a UK-based communication agency that was willing to renew the corporate identity of Guanajuates, a client in Mexico. As a first step, they decided to redesign the company’s logo of the Mexican enterprise.

Tired of unsuccessful, time consuming exchange of drafts that largely exceeded what was budgeted, the CEO ordered the graphic designer of the European SME to stop spending additional time on the design, as it would be impossible to charge the customer for it.

Deceptive use of Appellations of Origin in The Dominican Republic

Vittorio Brothers is a small family company located in the region of Parma in Italy. The establishment has produced Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for around a decade and they export their products to several countries, including the Dominican Republic.

Recently, the manager seemed concerned about a significant loss in the company’s sales in the Dominican Republic. Immediately, he started conducting some market research. He found out that a Dominican enterprise was offering a version of Parmigiano Reggiano for half the price.