Category: Articles.October.21

Chile: Introduction of provisional patents

By Rosario Mauro. This type of patent applications enables applicants to obtain, in an easy and economical way, a priority date in order to protect the novelty of an invention before public disclosure, without the need to meet other formal requirements imposed on regular patent applications. Provisional applications are especially useful when inventors need to […]

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Chile: non-use trademark cancellation

By Magdalena Sáenz Lavalle. The Chilean Industrial Property Law has been recently modified due to the publication of Law 21,355. One of the most significant changes is the inclusion of the partial or total trademark cancellation action due to lack of use or genericide (generic trademark). According to this change, all trademarks registered in Latin American […]

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Company fined as a consequence of a data breach

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Valentina González Medina. On September 17, 2021, the Agency for Access to Public Information (“AAPI”), controlling authority of Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326 (“PDPL”), sanctioned Cencosud SA for violating the provisions of the data protection legal framework as a consequence of a security incident. The AAPI became aware of a data breach that […]

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Online supermarket sales must also comply with the Supermarket Shelf regime

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Antonella Balbo. On September 10, 2021, Resolution 926/2021 (“Resolution”) of the Secretariat of Domestic Trade was published in the Official Gazette. The Resolution complements the Supermarket Shelf Law No. 27,545, providing new obligations for online supermarket stores. The Resolution provides that: (I) the products listed in the Resolution shall be displayed on the homepage […]

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