The General Court annuls the Adidas European Trademark

Recently the General Court has passed judgment confirming the invalidity of the Adidas EU trademark, described as “figurative mark represented by three equidistant parallel stripes, issued in the same dimensions applied in any direction”. The figurative sign shows three sloping stripes in black against a white background.

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Italy established a new trademark type: historical marks

The Italian government sought to expand the range of trademark types available according to national, European and International intellectual property legislation by implementing the new “historical marks”. This new category includes all those trademarks, either registered or simply used, for an uninterrupted period of minimum 50 years to market goods or services “produced by an Italian manufacturer of excellence historically linked with the Italian territory”.

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MODIFIED THE SPANISH TRADEMARK EXECUTION REGULATION

On May, 1, 2019, entered into force the latest modification of the Spanish Trademark Execution Regulation, with the purpose of adjusting the said regulation to Directive (EU) 2015/2436 and to the recent amendment of the Spanish Trademark Law 17/2001.

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APPROVAL OF THE MODIFICATION OF THE TRADEMARK REGULATION IN SPAIN

On Friday 20thJuly, the proposal of modification of the Trademark regulation in Spain was approved, modifying the current Law of Trademarks 17/2001 and harmonizing the national law with the rules of the European Union. Among the changes introduced in both formal and substantive aspects of the Law, we would like to point out the following:

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