The European General Court has issued a judgment (Case T-71/14) upholding the grant of the SWATCHBALL trademark although SWATCH opposed to the registration.
A recent judgment by the Spanish Supreme Court declares that Chesterton’s works are protected in Spain for a period of 80 years post mortem auctoris.
Certain judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union are less interesting for what they say than for what they stand for. The CJEU's judgment of 13 May considers whether advertising a work of art infringes the distribution rights.
ELZABURU Partners Luis Baz and Fernando Ilardia analize Spanish trademark situation.
Today, 26 April, is World Intellectual Property Day. The date marks the entry into force of the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Convention) 45 years ago.
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.