Technical advances and implementation of the worldwide web have, for the first time in history, made possible simple, direct, and immediate communication among large, geographically far flung groups of people. The web has thus become an essential tool for both global trade and interpersonal relationships, and a web presence is today imperative for both individuals and companies to ensure visibility.
To rise to this challenge, ELZABURU offers its clients a team of distinguished IP experts who are qualified to furnish advice on all issues bearing on the protection of trademarks on the Internet and the increasingly popular social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as well as on compliance with e-commerce regulations.
The right to be digitally forgotten. Judgment of the Spanish Supreme Court of 15 October 2015
Commentary of the El País case about news articles stored in digital libraries.
Freedom of expression and liability of websites. Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 16 June 2015, Delfi AS v. Estonia (C-64569/09)
Commentary of the Delfi case about liability of Internet portals for comments posted by readers.
The Spanish Supreme Court applies CJEU doctrine in respect of use of third parties’ trademarks as search engine keywords
A judgment rendered by Spanish Supreme Court establishes the criteria pursuant to which the use of a third-party trademark as a search engine keyword must be examined in order to determine whether it infringes the trademark holder’s exclusive rights
Unauthorized use of a trademark in advertisements published on the Internet without the consent of the advertiser
The Court of Justice of the European Union has just delivered a judgment (case C-179/15) in relation to the interesting question of the interpretation to be given to Article 5(1)(a) and (b) of the First Council Directive