User representatives have welcomed the proposal that all European Union trademark offices offer an administrative cancellation/revocation procedure. However, for countries like Spain, which do not offer such a system..
On 25 February 2014 the European Parliament gave its approval to the Proposal for a Directive to approximate the laws relating to trade marks where new provisions intend to end the freedom of transit of counterfeit goods.
The reference to damages, which has been transposed in Article 66 of the Patents Act has caused particular problems in Spain where case law has traditionally held that damages must be “real and effective” and strictly limited to those that are proven
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