The protection of plant varieties transcends borders

The importance of agriculture in the economies of countries such as Spain or those of Latin America has led to growing concerns to legally protect research and innovation in this field. In this context, protecting plant varieties is a way of ensuring and recognizing the development of new varieties, while also safeguarding the recognition of […]

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Cut! There’s a trademark there

Trademarks displayed in audiovisual works can be a real headache if the associated legal aspects fail to be taken into account. Both Spanish and European trademark laws and case law have shed some light in this regard. However, there are still some grey areas clouding this issue. It is common practice in the audiovisual world […]

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ESG and SDG, the two must-know acronyms that can improve your company’s reputation

  This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. For any companies that have not yet started working toward these goals…now is the time! Not only will it help build […]

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Data libraries are not eligible for protection as computer programs

  A judgment handed down by the Barcelona Provincial Appellate Court on April 7, 2021 sheds more light on the scope of protection of computer programs by clarifying that data libraries included in programs are not eligible for protection as part of the programs but rather, where applicable, must seek the protection afforded to databases […]

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Coffee capsules, reels and vacuum cleaner bags:  Can you protect the industrial design of components?

In a recent decision, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) analyzed a case involving replacement vacuum cleaner bags and their protection as industrial property. Whether or not these types of products or components can be protected as industrial designs must be addressed case by case. The legal protection of industrial designs mainly covers aesthetics, […]

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World Intellectual Property Indicators 2020 or how all roads lead to China (ii): trademarks, industrial designs and creative industry  

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its World Intellectual Property Indicators Report 2020, which contains valuable information on changes in intellectual property indicators and trends worldwide, from 2018 to 2019, as we discussed in this post. Since these changes have an impact on various different industries and on the economy in general, in […]

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