Right to be forgotten: developments with regard to de-referencing in the light of inaccurate information

A recent judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has introduced relevant developments where the right to be forgotten is exercised based on the inaccuracy of the information included in the referenced content. Many people will be curious to know what information comes up when they search for their name on […]

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What are the steps to register a trademark in Spain?

To register a trademark in Spain, an application must be filed at the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office (SPTO). The following information is required to file an application:   Word and/or graphical representation of the mark to be registered. If the mark consists of a device or is accompanied by a device, a clear example […]

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What are the steps to register a tradmeark in the EU?

To register a European Union trademark, an application must be filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Once the application has overcome the substantive examination, it is registered with unitary effects, that is, it becomes a single trademark registration which is effective throughout the EU (27 Member States). The following information is required […]

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10 key aspects of applying for a declaration of invalidity or the revocation of trademarks and trade names at the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office

As from January 14, the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office (SPTO) will, for the first time, assume the task of determining whether a trademark is invalid or must be revoked. As from this coming January 14, claims requesting a declaration of invalidity or the revocation of a Spanish trademark (or Spanish trade name) must be […]

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‘Hot news’: can news be protected?

Exclusives, scoops, breaking news… Being the first to inform is undoubtedly important for the media. However, once a news item has been disclosed it can lose all its value: is it possible to prevent a third party from reporting on those same events? Observations on the value of information abound. The most popular is that […]

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The challenge of protecting well-known trademarks beyond the principle of specialty

Can a well-known watch brand prevent the protection of another identical or similar trademark for other types of goods such as cosmetics? The possibility of consumers’ associating the goods of a particular trademark is greater when that mark is well-known. However, relying on the reputation of such trademarks for other goods is not always easy […]

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