Psssssssssssssssssssch’ sound mark canned: first GCEU decision on a sound mark

  What do the Rolls Royce, Lady Gaga and TikTok trade marks have in common? They all indicate the business origin of the goods and services in connection with which they are used. However, some trade marks –as their owners– are less ‘conventional’ than others. Most marks consist of words or numerals, graphic elements or […]

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Your domain name, your identity: the risks of not protecting it for your brand image

In the current context, the use of domain names is essential so that consumers from any part of the world can access the products and services of companies on the Internet. They allow companies to promote their brand image and connect with the community around them. Domain names are a valuable form of identity and […]

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‘Made in China’ goes standard: a reform of the industrial design protection system is bringing the Asian giant into line with international norms

China has taken a further step towards aligning its regulations with the international protection system for designs. On June 1, 2021, the most recent reform of the country’s Patent Act entered into force, which includes significant changes to how industrial designs are regulated. The legal text, dating from 1985, has been reformed on three previous occasions […]

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Inventions ‘made in Spain’: How can you protect them properly?

  In accordance with the Spanish Patent Law, the first application for a patent made in Spain must be filed at the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office and penalties can be imposed in the event of the breach of this requirement. This is why it is important to be able to justify the registration of […]

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Make no mistake about it – software functionalities cannot be protected 

EU legislation has chosen intellectual property law as the main way of protecting computer programs – an essential asset to increase the competitive edge of both European companies and their products worldwide. Protection is easy to obtain because it is sufficient for the software in question to be original; there is no need to register […]

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Influencers, bullfighting, deepfakes, AI, biopics… the Garrigues IP Blog celebrates its first birthday, covering all the hot topics.

  It’s the first anniversary of the Garrigues IP Blog. An orbit around the sun full of new developments, trends and reflections on intellectual property, with the analysis of our professional experts on the subject. During this period we have been able to count on the unwavering support of our readers and subscribers to our […]

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