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News article6 September 2021

DNPI Uruguay is now aligned with EUIPO's CP5

Latin America

Thanks to the joint efforts of both IP Key Latin America and the EUIPO, the National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI) has just become the first Latin American IP office to find common grounds with the criteria listed under the EUIPO's Common Communication (CP5) — Relative grounds of refusal - Likelihood of confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components).

The office has published a practice paper on the  impact of non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the examination of llikelihood of confusion (relative grounds for refusal). The publication of this practice paper seeks to increase transparency, legal certainty and predictability for the benefit of the users and examiners of the IP offices involved. It is intended to be a reference for IP offices, users of the EU and Uruguayan IP systems, and other interested party.

Would you like to know more about the CP5 practice paper published by DNPI Uruguay?

To read more, please refer to the IP Key Latin America website.

To access the Practice Paper (full document), please refer to this link.

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