Political correctness and IP

By Rodrigo Falcón | 18-Nov-2022

Political controversies have become a day-to-day standard in the media and our society, and the use of current communication has allowed everyone to be involved in any topic to express their perception. 

In this edition of our monthly special, we focus on the political impact of the IP world and how those subjects can relate to each other. 

Through our compilation of news and articles, the reader will be able to analyze some of the most recent and impactful cases in which political positions have influenced the Intellectual Property of companies and individuals, which modified their perception and the acquisition of the products or services that those distinctive signs protect. 

Football team names, product packaging, brand publicity campaigns, commercial partnerships, and product presence in specific countries are examples of how political positions have impacted how trademarks and other distinctive signs are presented to the public. 

On the one hand, the never-ending progression of our society is causing an evolution in the way we think and the way we see each other through several movements that try to have a more respectful, fair and equal community, new and renovated political stands have permeated in the behavior of individuals and companies, which have modified their intellectual property management. 

On the other hand, retrograde political ideas have also been impacting the intellectual property of some companies and individuals and, in some cases, changed the way those companies or individuals were seen and consumed by the public, both by opposers and supporters of these ideas. 

Here are some examples of the two sides: 

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Rodrigo Falcón
IP Attorney |
Litigation, Entertainment Law, Copyright, Contracts
Rodrigo has written and participated in several articles and essays about Entertainment and Copyright Law. As an Iberbrander, he has been involved in several matters related to intellectual property rights. He is in charge of Iberbrand's® "On Your Marks" editorial section.
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