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Peer to peer (P2P) legislation
  • Abril Abogados
  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example


Actualidad Normativa N.º 15 (2016)
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • European Union, Spain
  • April 21 2016

En el ámbito estatal, se ha aprobado el Real Decreto 12016, de 8 de enero, por el que se aprueba la revisión de los Planes Hidrológicos de las


Advertising regulation under draft bill for General Audiovisual Communication Law
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • Spain
  • January 13 2010

The draft Bill for the General Audiovisual Communication Law was published in the Official Gazette on 23rd October 2009


IP snapshot - October 2012
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union, Spain, United Kingdom
  • November 29 2012

In order to prove genuine use of a trade mark, a proprietor may rely on use of a form which is different from that registered, if the differences between the two forms does not alter the distinctive character of the trade mark


Court decision against owners of P2P website "elitedivx.com"
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Spain
  • December 15 2009

The Provincial Court of Cartagena has overruled a lower court's decision to acquit the owners of the website "elitedivx.com" (which allows users to download copyrighted works from file-sharing programs such as eMule and BitTorrent) of all criminal charges


Cómo afecta a la propiedad industrial e intelectual el proyecto de reforma del Código Penal?
  • Abril Abogados
  • Spain
  • November 28 2013

El Gobierno espanol ha dado los primeros pasos para llevar a efecto la reforma de nuestro codigo penal, del ano 1975. El pasado


Mapping the labyrinth: advertising regulation in Spain
  • J&A Garrigues SLP
  • Spain
  • November 2 2009

The sprawling legislative regime governing advertising, along with a fragmented administrative system, means that practitioners must stay on their toes when trying to determine whether an advertisement is permitted in Spain


Protection of television and radio format
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • Spain
  • November 30 2011

In view of the recent Judgements issued by the Commercial Courts no. 12 and no. 8 of Madrid, we hereby analyse the most important aspects, considered by the Spanish Judges to protect the TVRadio format program pursuant to the Intellectual Property Act 11996


Spanish authorities impose sanctions on press clipping associations
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Spain
  • July 26 2011

On 10 May 2011, the Spanish National Competition Commission imposed several sanctions totalling an aggregate sum of 335,000 on associations of Spanish newspapers publishers and clipping companies for committing two prohibited practices under competition law


Using trademark registration to protect image rights in Spain
  • J&A Garrigues SLP
  • Spain
  • September 1 2010

The internationalisation of the exploitation of celebrities' image rights has generated certain problems, as the regulation of this issue is not harmonised around the world