The International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) issued their second report on the economic impact of registered trade marks on the economies of 10 Latin American countries. The first report published in 2016 focused on Colombia, Chile, Panama, Peru and Mexico. For this second edition were added the following five: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
This study looked to measure the impact of these intellectual property rights on employment, income, general economic activity and import/export numbers in the region. The results of this broad study do tend to show that there is in fact a strong relation between a high activity in the trade mark field and the aforementioned economic indicators: indeed the findings were in great part in line with what those of other studies which looked to measure such possible correlation in the US and EU, taking into account the particularities of each region.
We invite you to read the following report (published in Spanish) here.