9 July 2015 saw the resolution of the umpteenth case involving Spain's National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) versus a Spanish collecting society. On this occasion, the society was SGAE, responsible for managing music copyright.
The long-awaited decision in Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner was finally issued on 6 October 2015. Controversial in its findings, this preliminary ruling sheds new light on the ongoing debate regarding data protection
Spain ranks third among EU countries in which counterfeiting has the greatest impact on the sporting goods sector, following the conclusions of a OHIM's recent report entitled "The Economic Cost of IPR Infringement on Sports Goods"
In case T-41/12 Bankia vs OAMI, the General Court has considered that "real estate services" are not similar to "financial and banking services"
On 16 September 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its long-awaited judgment (case C-215/14) concerning the possible registration of the shape of Kit Kat chocolate wafers.
First in a series of posts about the new Spanish Patent Law.
ELZABURU's Associate-Partner Pedro Saturio recently earned the Diploma in Patent Litigation in Europe, jointly awarded by CEIPI and the University of Strasbourg.
In its judgment of 3 September 2015 (Case C-125/14), the Court of Justice of the EU ruled on the issue of whether the reputation of a Community trademark in certain EU countries could also be relied on and have legal effect in other EU countries
Manuel Desantes, Chair in Private International Law at the University of Alicante and Of Counsel to ELZABURU, is taking part in the AIPPI 2015 Baltic Conference, where he will address the subject "Challenges and risks of the European Patent System".
At the beginning of September ELZABURU partner Javier Fernández-Lasquetty is participating at WIPO's invitation in three seminars in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).