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. ‘]Details
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,…Details
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.
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. Read…Details
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,…Details
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…Details
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…Details