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Legal news about the wine industry

By Juan Carlos Ojam and Antonella Balbo. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VITICULTURE We share below the latest  legal news related to the viticulture industry in Argentina. Recognition of “Victoria” as a Geographical Indication On May 4, 2021, Resolution 5/2021 (“Resolution 5/2021”) of the National Institute of Viticulture (“NIV”) was published in the Official Gazette. This Resolution provides […]

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News on Fair Trade and Consumer Regulations

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Antonella Balbo. We provide below a brief report on the developments taken place during the last weeks on Fair Trade and Consumer Protection, namely: (i) the one stop shop scheme for consumers’ claims; (ii) labelling oversight; and (iii) the approval of the Code of Good Practices for Wholesale and Retail Distribution […]

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“PATENTS AND COVID-19: the private sector’s response to a public need”

When a country approves a patent, it grants the owner an exclusive right of exploitation for a limited period (20 years in Argentina) for new and highly inventive developments. A great deal has been said about this monopoly and its supposedly disvalued implications to society as a result of the intellectual protection of COVID-19 vaccines. […]

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Tasteless families and flavored families

By Diego Montangero. On March 11, 2021, Division 1 of the Federal Court of Appeals in Civil and Commercial Matters in the city of Buenos Aires confirmed the district court’s decision which declared grounded the opposition against trademark application for “FAMILIAS SABORIZADAS” (“FLAVORED FAMILIES”), filed by SOCIÉTÉ DES PRODIUTS NESTLÉ S.A. to distinguish “all the […]

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ARGENTINA – New law on the financing of Science and Technology

By  Raquel Flanzbaum. On February 24, 2021, the Argentine Congress enacted Law No. 27,614 on the Financing of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation. The main points of the new law are the following: To increase, over a period of time, the percentage of the GDP allocated to science and technology; To advance […]

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News on personal data protection

By Mariano Peruzzotti. Over the last months there have been several developments on privacy as we briefly described below: New Data Protection Authority’s inspection proceedings The Argentine Agency of Access to Public Information (“AAAPI”), controlling authority of Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326 and Do Not Call Registry Law No. 26,951 introduced changes to the […]

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Increase on the value of fines under Argentine Fair Trade legal framework.

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Milena Badalamenti. On February 22, 2021, Resolution 151/2021 (“Resolution”) of the Secretariat of Domestic Trade was published in the Official Gazette. This Resolution updates the value of the Adjustable Unit (“AU”) used as the monetary coefficient that applies in cases of fines imposed by the Fair Trade regime. As provided in the […]

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New fees on domain name proceedings

By María Luisa Santa María. On March 4, 2021, Resolution 08/2021 issued by the Legal and Technical Secretariat was published in the Official Gazette, unifying and updating the official fees for the registration, renewal and assignment of internet domains, and domain name dispute resolution before NIC Argentina. Domain Registration Renewal Transfer Dispute resolution .com.ar Pesos 270 […]

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