In 2017 the EU Trademark Regulation (2017/1001) and the Spanish Patents Act (24/2015) entered into force. Both pieces of legislation have affected EU trademark and Community design litigation in Spain.
The EU Trademark Regulation is a codified version of the previous EU Community Trademark Regulation (207/2009), taking into account the modifications made by EU Regulation 2015/2424.
Some of the changes introduced in the new regulation are substantive. Although many of them were already in force before the regulation took effect on October 1 2017, they have now been fully adopted into law.