The Fariña Saga. Be careful with confiscating publications: it can backfire.

The Madrid Provincial Appellate Court orders the mayor of O Grove to compensate the author and publisher for the damages caused by the seizure of the book ‘Fariña’ In 2016 Mr. Bea, former mayor of O Grove, sued the journalist Carretero and the publisher, Libros del KO, due to breach of his right to honor […]

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‘Let him breath!’: ¿El fin de la inmunidad de las redes sociales

‘Let him breathe!’: The end of immunity on social media?

Following the protests in the US at the death of George Floyd, Trump posted a message on Twitter warning “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”. Twitter decided to hide the tweet for “glorifying violence” and breaching the rules of the platform. It also flagged the US President’s tweets about voting by mail adding a […]

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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 […]

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Artificial intelligence pushes the boundaries of intellectual property

The practical application of artificial intelligence in fields such as artistic creation or innovation poses a whole range of brand new challenges for IP. The article analyzes the main milestones in this matter and the response that is being offered by several institutions so far. Lawmakers are increasingly focusing on artificial intelligence (AI). In February, […]

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