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Newsletter number 50 – October 2016

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Pharmaceutical patents
  • Trademark, corporate name and domain name
  • Patents: invalidity
  • Spanish Constitutional Court: Judicial tax reform
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Newsletter number 40 – April 2014

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • The Spanish CTM Court rules on the use of comparison lists in the business of smell-alike perfumes.
  • Community Trademark Court of Appeal confirms the first instance sentence and revokes a Spanish cover trademark and declares the infringement of the Armani Eagle.
  • Destruction and storage costs in judicial proceedings started under Council Regulation 1383/2003.
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Newsletter number 37 – July 2013

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Non-infringement of Copyright. Validity of trademarks related to “BENITO” character.
  • Draft bill to amend the Spanish Criminal Code.
  • Comunicación conjunta de la OAMI y las Oficinas nacionales, de 2 de mayo de 2013, sobre la aplicación de la Sentencia “IP Translator” – Consecuencias para España.
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Newsletter number 35 – January 2103

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • EU approves unitary patent but Spain opts out for the time being.
  • Ruling from the Malaga Court of Appeal. No prescription as the facts are not a misdemeanor against intellectual property.
  • The Supreme Court accepts that the quantification of damages for infringement of an intellectual property right is made in enforcement.
  • Trademark infringement in Spain: the Community Trademark Court rejects the doctrine of “Immunity by virtue of registration”.
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Newsletter number 33 – July 2012

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Pharmaceutical patents
  • Trademarks: Adidas
  • Unfair competition
  • Intellectual Property crimes
  • New developments
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Newsletter number 32 – April 2012

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Revocation due to lack of inventive step of Pfizer patent on polymorph of magnesium atrovastatin.
  • Bad faith, nullity of marks and infringement: Nuances of the CTM Court criteria.
  • The defendant’s lack of cooperation cannot benefit him when quantifying the damages.
  • Condemnatory Judgment in a criminal case of imitation of a well-known trademark, the importer having invoked a cover registration.
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Newsletter number 29 – July 2011

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Comment: Trademarks and Designs
  • Litigation: Community Trademark
  • Infringement: Copyright
  • Customs Actions
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Newsletter number 23 – January 2010

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Case comment: trademark infringement
  • Judgement on trademarks of colour
  • Res iudicata
  • Trademarks: pharmaceutical products
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Newsletter number 21 – July 2009

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Trademarks: ECJ Judgement
  • Case comment: Essential Patents
  • Case comment: Pharma patents
  • Case comment: Pharma patents
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Newsletter number 20 – April 2009

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Trademarks: genuine use
  • International cooperation – US “Discovery”
  • Case comment – websites
  • Criminal protection of IP
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Newsletter number 15 – October 2007

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • The European Court of Justice interprets article 33 of the Trips Agreement
  • Recognition in case law of the ‘Copyleft’ and ‘Creative Commons’ licences
  • Paving the way towards judicial cooperation when taking evidence in cross border intellectual property litigation
  • Clarification of the jurisdiction of the community trademark courts of Alicante
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Newsletter number 14 – July 2007

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Case comment: Patents (scope of protection)
  • Trademarks: damages
  • Case Comment: Trademarks (repackaging)
  • Advertising – Audiovisual Media
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Newsletter number 11 – October 2006

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Copyrights: authorship
  • Patents: cross-border litigation
  • Enforcement: new Act
  • Counterfeiting: destruction of goods
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Newsletter number 10 – July 2006

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Case Comment: Patents (finasteride)
  • Anticounterfeiting and piracy
  • Community Trademark Courts
  • Domain names: “es” conflicts
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Newsletter number 9 – April 2006

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Case Comment: Longchamp
  • Marks: registration
  • Trademarks and geographical indications
  • Counterfeiting: new measures
  • New developments in the firm
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Newsletter number 8 – January 2006

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • IP rigths: criminal enforcement
  • Trademarks: parallel imports
  • “.eu” domain names
  • Case comment: photography and copyright
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Newsletter number 7 – October 2005

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Counterfeiting: customs actions
  • Domain names: new regulations
  • Trademark “vulgarization”
  • Case comment: “El Almendro”
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Newsletter number 6 – July 2005

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Case comment: “Nike”
  • Enforcement: new Directive
  • Copyrights: public communication
  • CTM: judicial actions
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Newsletter number 5 – April 2005

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Copyright Law. Future reforms in Spain
  • Patentes: Compulsory licences
  • Three-dimensional trademarks
  • Case comment: Industrially applied artistic Works
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Newsletter number 4 – January 2005

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Case comment. Adidas versus Alcampo
  • Criminal Protection. Reform of the Spanish Penal Code
  • Litigation. Prescription of Actions
  • Design and Copyright
  • New developments in the firm
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Newsletter number 3 – October 2004

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Commercial courts are created in Spain
  • Trademark Counterfeiting
  • Community Regulation on Customs Actions
  • Precautionary measures on pharmaceutical patents
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Newsletter number 2 – July 2004

This newsletter contains articles on the following subjects:

  • Patents. A “Bolar” provision is introduced within the EU
  • Patents. Scope of protection claim interpretation
  • Substantive Patent Law Treaty Project
  • Likelihood of association in well known trademarks
  • Update on Trademark Law
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