Morales & Besa successfully advised Parex Chile in the registration of the trademark “Cadina”

October 11, 2019

Morales & Besa successfully advised Parex Chile and obtained the registration of its trademark “Cadina”, after having achieved the rejection of the opposition filed by a third party before the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INAPI), which was confirmed in second instance by the Industrial Property Court. It should be noted that “Cadina” is one of the company’s main trademarks, and its industrial and commercial property interests were protected at all times.

Our firm filed, as part of the constant advice and management of Parex Chile’s trademark portfolio, the application for the mixed trademark “Cadina” in class 19 before the INAPI. This trademark exists since the 1950’s, but it did not have valid registrations in such class. The application of “Cadina” was opposed by Distribuidora Codina, owner of the trademark “Cadina”. At first instance, INAPI rejected the opposition, in a ruling of April 1, 2019, accepting the arguments of Parex Chile, a decision which was appealed by Distribuidora Codina. The case was heard by the Industrial Property Court, in allegations made on July 5, 2019, where it confirmed the decision of first instance, finally granting the registration of “Cadina” to Parex Chile Limitada.

The Morales & Besa team that participated in the transaction was led by partner Edmundo Varas, along with senior associate Juan Ignacio Eymin (litigation) and associate Marco Correa.