Proof of use, a new tool to defend trademark registrations at the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office

The Spanish trademark system now has a new means of defense: proof of use. This change means that the trademark applicant can require the opponent to prove that genuine use has been made of the trademark on which the opposition is based. If use is not evidenced, the opposition based on that trademark will not […]

How do you protect a website?

Nowadays it seems that if you don’t appear on the Internet, you don’t exist. For this reason, many companies invest a great deal of money and effort in creating an attractive website that grabs users’ attention and which has good usability features. The investment made in achieving those objectives is substantial and it is therefore […]

Italy’s Supreme Court applies Cofemel Case to confirm KIKO Stores’ copyright protection

An Italian ruling allows companies to use intellectual property law to protect the design of their shops in certain circumstances. This opens up an interesting way of protection for those firms that decide to invest in design to achieve a differentiated image in their establishments. Not only fashionistas associate a store design to a particular […]