By means of Resolution No. 288/2019, the president of the National Institute of Industrial Property has resolved that, from November 15th, 2019, new trademark applications specifying “all the goods/services in the class” or similar will no longer be allowed and the application will be rejected altogether.

Therefore, from that date on, applicants filing new trademark applications in Argentina will have to specify the goods and/or services for which they seek trademark protection.

As for the grounds of this resolution, it is indicated that “the individual selection of goods or services facilitates competition in the market since it prevents the applicant from taking up protection over all the goods or services in a class, which in many cases are not used in commerce.”

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