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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2017 INTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

NEW PATENT LAW 24/2015

Hereby we remind you that on date April 1st  the New Patent Law (Ley 24/2015) will come into force, producing important changes in the processing procedure for obtaining Patent and Utility Model’s titles.

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Resolution EUIPO refusing the registration of EU trademark "CHACOMENA" to market Txakoli

On 27 January 2017, the EUIPO, the European Agency responsible for the registration of EU trade marks and designs, refused to register European Union trade mark No 10.872.364 "CHACOMENA" to distinguish in class 33 " Txacolí wine originating from the province of Burgos ".

 

The EUIPO has considered that the grant of the trade mark in question would infringe the community rules on the protection of traditional terms for wine products against misuse, false or misleading information and any other practice which would mislead consumers.

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