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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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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AMENDMENTS TO THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW OF MEXICO

On 27thApril2018, amendments to the Intellectual Property Law of Mexico enter into force, which modify many aspects of the regulations regarding the protection of inventions, utility models, and designs and also recognize the protection of geographical indications under a new modality of protection.

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TRADEMARKS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS AFTER BREXIT: FORECASTTRADEMARKS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS AFTER BREXIT: FORECAST

The European Commission has published a first draft of Agreement with the United Kingdom regarding the terms on which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 30th March 2019. Among others, there are considerations about the situation of Industrial Property Rights such as Trademarks of the European Union and Community Designs, once the United Kingdom leaves the Union.

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