News of October 2011

25.10.11

Growth in exports and imports

Growth in exports and imports

During this year, exports have grown 18.4% in relation to the same period in 2010 and imports have grown 39%. This means a total of US$8.030 million which results in a deficit of US$ 1.137 million in the trade balance.

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25.10.11

ANTEL has to transfer mobile phone band to Movistar after trial

ANTEL has to transfer mobile phone band to Movistar after trial

The Court of Administrative Litigation (TCA for its acronym in spanish) has ruled in favor of the Spanish company Telefónica (Movistar) due to a complaint filling against ANTEL, the State Telecommunication Company in Uruguay. ANTEL was forced to stop using a mobile phone frequency which has been used since 2005 in a non- legitimate way.

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25.10.11

Application of the Principle of Specialty

Application of the Principle of Specialty

The Patent and Trademark Office, (DNPI for its acronym in spanish) dismissed the opposition presented by CLOROX ARGENTINA S.A against the application for registration of the trademark POET, owned by MOTOROLA, INC (US), considering that there was confusion with the trademarks POETT and POETT (et).

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25.10.11

Brand similarity

Brand similarity

In a recent case, the Patent and Trademark Office (DNPI for its acronym in spanish) upheld the opposition presented by THE POLO/LAUREN COMPANY L.P (USA) against the SANTA MARIA POLO trademark registration in classes 3,14,18,25 and 41 due to the similarities found between this trademark which is property of POLOTEN TEXTIL S.A and POLO and POLO (et.) trademarks.

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