PONS IP has announced the completion of a three year transformation process, by which it will abandon the law firm label and become a global industrial and intellectual property consultancy. “We want to overcome the traditional distinction between law firm and agency from the conviction that protecting is much more than registering,” affirms its general […]
The Boletín Oficial del Estado (Official State Gazette) – published on 25 July, 2015 – contains the new Patent Law (Law 24/2015), which introduced significant changes to the Spanish patent protection system. Of these changes, we feel the need to highlight the following, given their importance
The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) recently submitted a first draft for a new Patent Act, which would replace the current one of 1986. As from 1986, several amendments have been implemented, however the new text submitted by the SPTO is a complete revision of the current Law. The new Law has been long […]
Important changes to Spanish intellectual property (IP) regulations have developed since the beginning of 2012. These include the removal of the levy that compensated rights holders for the making of private copies of their works, and the approval of the first rules against illegal downloads, introducing an administrative proceeding for taking down infringing websites. These […]
The recent Bonnier case before the European Court of Justice is another attempt to find a solution to the seemingly endless conflict between copyright holders and internet service providers (ISPs).In this case, an unknown person made publicly available 27 audio books through the ISP ePhone. Among the plaintiffs, Sweden’s Solna, requested that the ISP identify […]
Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe share a wide range of cultural roots, among which are very specific aspects of the daily life and, most of all, the same language.
In this modern world of global economics and commerce, piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly at the top of both the economic players’ and lawmakers’ concerns as their impact on business, industry, consumers and the economy in general results in major damages.