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Front-of-package label bill – By María Luisa Santa María y Mariano Peruzzotti

What is front-of-package warning labeling? This is a bill which purpose is to provide nutritional information that is simple and understandable about packaged foods and non-alcoholic beverages. In particular, it seeks to warn consumers about excesses of critical nutrients, namely, sugars, sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and calories. How? Through four resources: Warning labels: The […]

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Gender identity

By Raquel Flanzbaum and Antonella Balbo. On July 20, 2021, the Argentine Government issued Decree 476 where, from now on, ID Cards and Passports must comply with Law No. 26,743 on Gender Identity, permitting non-binary IDs. The key innovations of the Decree are the following: i. The Citizens National Identity Database (“RENAPER” after its acronym in Spanish) must […]

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Lindt’s Golden Goose Bunny is trademark protected

By Mercedes Bullrich and Antonella Balbo. For the German Federal Court, if there is a chocolate bunny whose golden aluminum wrapping is emblematic, that is the case of Lindt & Sprüngli’s chocolate. The famous Lindt chocolate bunny has been sold with its golden aluminum wrapping since the dawn of its existence, in 1952, and the company of Swiss […]

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Cannabis, trademarks, morality and proper conducts

By Belen Recchini. As a result of the enacting of the Medical and Scientific Research on Medicinal Use of the Cannabis Plant and its Derivatives Law, the number of trademark applications bearing the terms “CANNABIS”, “MARIHUANA”, “THC”, “CBD” and other allusive terms, have significantly increased. The Trademark Office has also modified its criteria of admissibility for […]

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Sound Trademarks

By Paula Galván. On July 7, 2021, the General Court of the European Union, in the context of an appeal filed against the European Union Intellectual Property Office in 2019, confirmed the rejection of an application for the registration of a mark consisting of the combination of sounds made by the opening of a fizzing […]

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The most famous mouse in the world wriggled out of payment

By Camila Sirianni. On May 27, 2021, Chamber A of the Civil Court of Appeals confirmed the rejection of the claim for damages derived from an alleged violation of the Intellectual Property Law, considering that the plaintiff had failed to prove that he was the author’s rights. Julián Boffa sued The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) […]

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Legal News on the Viticulture Industry

By Juan Carlos Ojam and Antonella Balbo. We share the latest news concerning the viticulture industry that were recently published in the Official Gazette in Argentina. Minimum degrees of alcoholic content for establishments located in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, San Luis, La Rioja, Catamarca, Salta and Valles Calchaquies. On August 17, 2021, Resolution 15/2021 (“Resolution 15”) of the National Institute […]

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Civil Court rejected claim for misuse of a former employee’s image

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Valentina González Medina. On July 16, 2021, the Court of Appeals in Civil matters rejected a claim seeking damages for the use of a former employee´s image in an institutional video of a company after termination of the employment relation. The defendant “Taraborelli Automobile S.A”, a local car dealer, produced an institutional video aimed […]

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A new Data Protection Law was passed in China

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Antonella Balbo. On August 20, 2021, the People’s Republic of China Congress passed a new national personal data protection law. The Personal Information Protection Law (“the PIPL”) establishes a set of rules on the collection and processing of personal information. Its main purpose is to protect personal information rights and interests, standardize personal information handling […]

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