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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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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Scale models and intellectual property: does size matter?

Nothing is lost beforehand when it comes to defending intellectual property rights from small or large-scale reproductions of a product. The scope of protection and the scenarios in which you can enjoy such protection will depend on the type of IP rights on which you rely. Think for example of a handbag by a well-known […]

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How patent’s priority affects the protection of industrial designs

Today, April 27, is International Design Day, an event, which seeks to recognize the value of design in society and business. Under the nomenclature ‘industrial designs’, designs were considered industrial property rights in their own right under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (PCPIP) of March 20, 1883, which laid down the […]

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The Lego case: The EGC recognizes the validity of the design protecting one of its famous construction blocks

  Marta González Aleixandre, Associate Intellectual Property Department European Justice has found in favor of LEGO in its General Court Judgment (GC) of March 24, 2021 in case T-515/19, recognizing the validity of a design consisting of the representation of a block which is a component of this well-known construction game. The decision focuses on […]

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