The Advocate General’s conclusions in Huawei v ZTE (C-170/13) amount to a significant departure from the very strict conditions laid down by the BGH in the Orange Book case regarding standard essential patents and anti-trust law.
The European Patent Office has released a 2014 edition of its Guidelines for Examination which took effect on 1 November 2014. The most significant change refers to the question of added subject matter.
Pablo Hernández, Head of the Media & Entertainment Area at ELZABURU, analyzes the recent reform of the copyright regime in Spain.
The recent judgment of the General Court in case T-605/13 shows the obligation of the OHIM to state clear reasons in its decisions.
Commentary of the case TENGO UNA PREGUNTA PARA USTED, related to a possible plagiarism of TV formats.
The 18 September 2014 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the "Tripp-Trapp" case, has added definition to the interpretation of specific three-dimensional shapes for registration as trademarks.
The rules of play as far as digitisation is concerned are a little clearer now thanks to the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of 11 September 2014 in Case C-117/13 TU Darmstadt, or are they?
Report about the participation of Associate Partner Miguel Ángel Medina, as MARQUES representative, at a Session of the WIPO Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System (Geographical Indications) last June.
The European Commission has published a green paper regarding a public consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication (GI) protection of the European Union to non-agricultural products.
The Spanish Community Trademark Court has upheld a complaint filed by well-known multi national company IKEA for infringement of its trademark against a company which operated under the marks IKEATELO and IKEVAMOS