‘Made in China’ goes standard: a reform of the industrial design protection system is bringing the Asian giant into line with international norms

China has taken a further step towards aligning its regulations with the international protection system for designs. On June 1, 2021, the most recent reform of the country’s Patent Act entered into force, which includes significant changes to how industrial designs are regulated. The legal text, dating from 1985, has been reformed on three previous occasions […]

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Inventions ‘made in Spain’: How can you protect them properly?

  In accordance with the Spanish Patent Law, the first application for a patent made in Spain must be filed at the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office and penalties can be imposed in the event of the breach of this requirement. This is why it is important to be able to justify the registration of […]

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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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Proposal for a regulation on the use of artificial intelligence: fundamental rights mark the red lines

Proposal for a regulation on the use of artificial intelligence: fundamental rights mark the red lines Rita Gomes, Associate, Intellectual Property Department The European Commission has just published its proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonized rules on Artificial Intelligence (AI) which seeks to strike a balance between its intention to promote the use of […]

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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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VEGAN IP II: Protection of innovation in sustainable materials via patents

How can you use patents to protect the innovation that lies behind plant materials and at the same time secure a competitive edge in the market? The reply is clear: through exclusivity. We will be looking at this in this article, following our first post Vegan IP in which we described the use of trademarks […]

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