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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Shall we play protecting our products? Design as a differentiating factor in the toy industry

Fakes are a major headache for toy companies. Counterfeiters, who even manage to obtain industrial property rights in their designs, are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. Let’s look at a few cases. Despite the general drop in consumption following lockdown in 2020, the toy industry has managed to emerge stronger than ever by taking advantage of […]

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EU Design legislation under scrutiny: is a new Directive in sight?

The European Commission has published a report evaluating EU legislation on design protection, which assesses the overall functioning of the design protection system both at EU and national level, in what may be the first step towards a new Directive. By way of a quick reminder, designs protect the appearance of the product itself and/or […]

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