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Thanks to Sonia Santos and Jesús Arribas who have once again provided the chapter on Spain for World Trademark Review Yearbook. ‘This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Law Business Research – IP Division. To view the guide…
Once again Grau & Angulo is top ranked by IAM 1000 in Patent Litigation,with more individuals recognized than any other firm in this practice area. Congratulations to all six patent lawyers who have been ranked: Javier Huarte, Alejandro Angulo, Jesús Arribas, Ignacio Marqués, Ana-Laura Morales and Ignacio Pontijas.
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Specific Protocol to protect IPR for the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest and most important event in the mobile communications industry, which will be held in Barcelona from 28 June to 1 July, 2021.
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On 23 February 2021 the Fifth Section of the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Catalonia High Court of Justice (CHCJ) dismissed a contentious-administrative appeal filed by Laboratorios ERN SA, thus confirming the grant of Spanish Trademark 3,717,283, DYNAMIC SANTIVERI.
On 2 February 2021 the Madrid Court of Appeal nullified a first-instance trial court judgment which had acquitted the defendants of committing a criminal offence.
In an 18 January 2021 judgment, the Barcelona Court of Appeal confirmed the 4 December 2019 judgment of Barcelona Commercial Court 6 which dismissed a trademark infringement action brought against Hilfiger Stores Spain (HSS), SL
In its judgment of 14 October 2020, the Madrid Court of Appeal confirmed the condemnatory judgment of Madrid Trial Court Number 25 for a crime against industrial property under Article 274.2 of the Criminal Code. ‘]
Superior Court of Justice confirms criminal conviction for wholesale and retail sale of fake garments
In a judgment of 29 October 2020, the Civil and Criminal Section of the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM) largely dismissed the brief of appeal filed by the defendant against the convictional judgment issued on 24 April 2020, by which the Provincial Court of Madrid had sentenced him to a two-year prison sentence,…
On 27 November 2020 Barcelona Commercial Court Number 1 dismissed the second preliminary injunction request filed by Sanofi against Mylan in relation to an insulin glargine biosimilar product.
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Preliminary injunction issued for the issuance of European certificates of conformity for face masks under infringing sign
On 17 July 2020 the Alicante Commercial Court 1, acting as the European Union Trademark (EUTM) Court 1, granted an ex parte preliminary injunction, which had been filed by the German association Tüv Markenverbund, EV (TÜV) against Tuv-World ECC Certification Service, SL (Tuv-World) for infringement of its EUTM for the distinctive sign TÜV.
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During the national state of alarm caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and its related health crisis management, measures were adopted affecting IP matters, including the suspension and official interruption of certain deadlines and judicial and administrative actions. Having overcome the exceptional state of alarm, the Spanish courts and administrative bodies have now resumed full activity.…
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During the current state of alarm, on 23 April 2020 the Barcelona Court of Appeal issued a judgment confirming the invalidity of Gilead’s supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for the combination of tenofovir disoproxil + emtricitabine, thus upholding a first-instance decision favourable to generic competitors Teva and Mylan. The matter has been broadly followed in Europe,…
Fashion designs tend to be short lived, sometimes available only for a single season before being replaced by other designs. This is reflected in EU legislation. Unregistered community designs were specifically conceived to protect these kinds of design, regardless of the possibility of opting for the more solid protection conferred by registered designs. Read…
The health crisis caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19 led to the approval and entry into force in Spain of Royal Decree 463/2020 on 14 March 2020, which declared a state of alarm. This has led to the adoption of diverse judicial and administrative measures which are being adapted to changes during the COVID-19…
On 26 February 2020 Section 8 of the Alicante Court of Appeal, acting as the Community Design Court, confirmed the infringement of Jemella Limited’s Community design which had previously been declared by the first-instance Community design court (Alicante Community Design Court Number 1). The Community design in question protected the special shape of the well-known…
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– Patent, Trademark, Copyright & Design litigation – Advice on licence agreements – Anti-counterfeiting actions – Domain name disputes – Unfair competition Authors Sonia Santos and Jesús Arribas Read the Spain chapter here This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/21, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Law Business Research…
Queridos clientes, colegas y amigos: Ante la rápida expansión del COVID-19 y el consiguiente estado de alarma decretado por el gobierno español, GRAU & ANGULO ha adoptado una serie de medidas con la finalidad de proteger la salud de los que nos rodean y, al propio tiempo, mantener inalterado el servicio que prestamos a nuestros…
On 4 October 2019 the Barcelona Court of Appeal confirmed a criminal sentence of six months’ imprisonment, a fine and compensation of legal costs for the possession of 240 round bags which infringed the famous Robin Ruth Group (RRG) design. The RRG design consists of a city’s name repeated in the same font, with one…
On 4 December 2019 the Barcelona Commercial Court No 6 dismissed an action for trademark infringement brought against Hilfiger Stores Spain, SL (HSS) and upheld its counterclaim, declaring partial revocation for non-use of the plaintiff’s Spanish trademark registered for clothing, footwear and hats (Class 25) and leaving it registered exclusively for «occasion hats» and «women’s…
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Entre los días 24 y 27 de febrero de 2020 se va a celebrar en Barcelona una nueva edición del Mobile World Congress (MWC), el evento más importante del mundo en el sector de la comunicación y telefonía móvil. Read More
On 22 July 2019 Section 15 of the Barcelona Court of Appeal declared that Red Paralela SL and Red Paralela BCN SL (together, Red Paralela) had infringed Schweppes International Limited’s Spanish SCHWEPPES trademarks by importing and commercialising Schweppes-branded tonics in Spain which had been manufactured in the United Kingdom by Coca-Cola/Atlantic Industries (together, Coca-Cola), the…
The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) 12 September 2019 judgment in Cofemel-Sociedade de Vestuário, SA v G-Star Raw(1) is good news for EU designers, as it confirms what has already been stated by some Spanish courts – namely, that a design need not have artistic merit, aesthetic value or a particular visual attraction to qualify…
On 5 July 2019 the Oviedo Court of Appeal (Section 3) confirmed a trial court decision which had: found the defendant guilty of copyright infringement; sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment; and ordered him to pay the plaintiff’s court costs and damages of an amount to be determined during the enforcement of the sentence on…
On 26 June 2019 the Madrid Court of Appeal confirmed a 29 December 2018 decision of the Madrid Trial Court Number 11, which had sentenced a Spanish resident of Chinese origin to five months’ imprisonment for the possession of 9,317 counterfeit items of clothing – including t-shirts which infringed FC Barcelona’s IP rights – for…
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On 31 October 2003 Mr Tadeusz Ogrodnik (hereinafter ‘the applicant’) filed an application for registration of an EU trademark for goods in Classes 5 and 31. Registration was sought for the following figurative sign: Read More
World Trademark Review acaba de lanzar una nueva publicación “WTR Global Leaders” en la que se destacan los mejores abogados del área de marcas. Nos complace mucho anunciar que, entre ellos, figuran tres abogados de Grau & Angulo, por lo que somos la firma española que cuenta con más abogados en la lista de los…
Grifols, SA filed a lawsuit before the Barcelona courts against Algoritmos Procesos y Diseños, SA (APD) for infringement of European Patent 2.025.601/Spanish Patent 2.372.228, which protected a blister pack handling machine (the UNIBOT machine). Read More
On 8 April 2019 Valencia Criminal Court Number 15 convicted the managers of a company operating in the souvenir industry for a crime against IP rights – namely, designs – in accordance with Article 273 of the Criminal Code. Read More
On 8 May 2019 the Supreme Court declared a Madrid Court of Appeal judgment to be final, confirming the cancellation of Carrefour Société Anonyme’s CONTINENTE trademarks and recognising Modelo Continente Hipermercados SA’s right to register and use its CONTINENTE mark in Spain. Read More
As a general rule, defendants in Spain must be heard before a preliminary injunction request against them can be upheld. Preliminary injunctions can therefore be granted ex parte only in exceptional cases – namely, in cases of urgency or if the hearing could jeopardise the preliminary injunction’s aim. However, in pharmaceutical patent cases, plaintiffs often…