Category: Intellectual Property
Architecture and Intellectual Property: Is it possible to protect a building?
Architecture encompasses a range of disciplines. Design, functionality, technique and, at times, good taste, come into play to achieve a result that comprises all of these in one: the building. But who does the “work” belong to? Can you protect a building? Imagine (for a joyful moment) that you are the architect of your favorite […]read more
Morcilla de Burgos: Can Protected Geographical Indications and collective trademarks coexist?
Both Designations of Origin (DO) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) are essential to ensure that the goods that they protect comply with strict quality criteria and come from a specific geographic location. In addition, collective trademarks identify goods or services of members of their association with respect to third parties. However, can the two coexist? […]read more
Right to be forgotten: developments with regard to de-referencing in the light of inaccurate information
A recent judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has introduced relevant developments where the right to be forgotten is exercised based on the inaccuracy of the information included in the referenced content. Many people will be curious to know what information comes up when they search for their name on […]read more
‘Hot news’: can news be protected?
Exclusives, scoops, breaking news… Being the first to inform is undoubtedly important for the media. However, once a news item has been disclosed it can lose all its value: is it possible to prevent a third party from reporting on those same events? Observations on the value of information abound. The most popular is that […]read more
Protection for Talavera pottery, Elche footwear or Albacete knives
An EU proposal for a regulation could help protect craft products and the qualities attributed to specific local skills and traditions. Talavera pottery, Elche footwear and Albacete knives are undoubtedly well-known the world over. The challenge now is to protect them on the register as geographical indications of craft and industrial products. The EU specifically […]read more
God Save the Queen: what will happen to the Royal Warrants granted by the late Queen?
Royal Warrants of Appointment are granted to companies or traders that supply products and services to the Royal Household. In this post, we will look at what will happen to these distinctions now that the Queen has passed away. Following the sad loss of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, an icon among the […]read more