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
ELZABURU takes part in the joint UNION-WIPO roundtable on Arbitration of Patent Disputes next Friday 28 in Munich.
The General Court decided in joined Cases T-604/11 and T-292/12 that two marks, although phonetically identical, could be considered different due to the figurative elements.
ELZABURU is involved, within the framework of Operation Opson III, in the pursuit of a criminal organization engaging in the production and distribution of counterfeit French champagne originating in Italy.
The long-awaited judgment of the CJEU in the Svensson case regarding internet links
The ELZABURU Firm has just been notified by Spain's Department of Customs and Excise of the grant of several applications for Customs action under the procedures laid down by the new EU Regulation.
The user will certainly be able to buy it. But may never end up receiving it: on entry of the counterfeit product into the EU territory the Regulation relating to the seizure by customs authorities of goods suspected of infringing IP
The World Trademark Review has named ELZABURU one of the leading trademark law firms in Spain, ranking our Firm in the "Gold Position" for both "Enforcement and litigation" and "Prosecution and strategy".