The European Patent Office's Enlarged Board of Appeal recently issued a major decision (G3/14) on the issue of the clarity examination of claims in opposition proceedings at the Office.
In the recent Rosa dels Vents case, C-491/14, the European Court of Justice supports the doctrine laid down in the Cynologique case and confirming that CTMs and Spanish trademarks should be treated equally.
Spring has sprung and has brought with it two important decisions concerning plants, Decisions G2/12 (Tomatoes II) and G2/13 (Broccoli II) by the Enlarged Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office (EPO).
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued new judgment interpreting Articles Regulation (EC) No. 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate (SCP) for medicinal products.
A recent judgment of the Spanish National High Court (Youkioske case) has been considered a landmark decision in the judicial handling of online content piracy in criminal proceedings.
The judgment handed down by the Spanish Supreme Court in the DENSO case has substantially changed the existing doctrine regarding the exclusive right to use a trade mark.
In recent case T-41/12, the General Court has considered that even minimal use can be sufficient to proof genuine use of a trademark.
The recent ruling on case C-41/14 gives an opportunity to look at a little known right for authors of original artwork, droit de suite.
Miguel Ángel Medina reports on a recent conference about the consultation on geographical indications for non-agricultural products.
After the reform of the Spanish Copyright Act, the bulk of the opposition to the reform contends that two provisions, namely, the new regulation for private copying and the imposition of a “one-stop shop” system, breach the Spanish Constitution.