Argentina

Please contact our LAM-office for more information about our services in Argentina:

React Latin America
O´Higgins 2062, 4th Floor
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
T +5411 4896 2751
Contact: Ms Estela de Luca
latinamerica@react.org

Argentina is a federal republic located in south-eastern South America. Covering most of the Southern Cone, it is bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Chile to the west and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America and the largest Spanish-speaking nation.

Our services in Argentina

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Filing surveillance letter
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application is available, not mandatory
  • Customs application is valid for 2 years as from registration date
  • Simplified procedure (upon the recordation of IP rights)
  • Customs will act ex officio
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 3 working days (simplified procedure)
  • Local authorities tasked with taking criminal action against infringers are Police, Prosecutor and Judge
  • Remedies available by law: fine, confiscation, disqualification for business, imprisonment, closure, etc.
  • Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting is required for a criminal procedure, not for a civil procedure
  • Interim injunctions, contributory liability remedy, damages and costs are all available