Develop your enforcement strategy in Latin America
Latin America represents an increasingly attractive investment option for many IP owners. But how should they protect their rights there? Managing IP, Olivares & Cia, Baker & McKenzie Latin America and Obligado & Cia hosted a roundtable to discuss the issue
EM: How big is the counterfeiting/piracy problem in Latin
America today? AC: Counterfeiting and piracy represent serious
problems for all Latin American countries. Countries such as
Panama and Paraguay act as hubs for the transport of
counterfeit merchandise into other countries. Their geographic
location and their free trade zones enable the transit of
counterfeit merchandise, especially from China. For other
countries, such as Brazil, the existence of counterfeit and
pirated products negatively impacts foreign investment and
contributes to tax evasion....
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