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Lehmann & Fernandez | Spain | 1 May 2014

Draft Bill on Patents Act

The Council of Ministers approved on first reading the Draft Act on Patents, reviewing the legal framework of Industrial Property in Spain, regulated…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | Spain | 6 Mar 2014

New measures in industrial property for companies and entrepreneurs

The Council of Ministers approved on February 28, 2014 the "Strategic Internationalization Plan for the Spanish economy 2014-15″. Among the…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | Spain | 31 Jan 2014

The Government creates the Intersectoral Commission against activities that infringe industrial property

The Cabinet has approved a Royal Decree creating and regulating the Intersectoral Commission for actions against activities that infringe Industrial…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | Israel, Spain | 27 Jan 2014

Signature of PPH Mottainai agreement with Israel

The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTMO) and the Israel Patent Office (ILPO) have signed a bilateral PPH-Mottainai agreement (Patent…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | European Union | 16 Jan 2014

New peak at the European Patent Office: more than 265 000 patent filings received in 2013

The EPO received more than 265 000 patent filings in 2013. This is a 2.8% increase over 2012 (257.700 filings), and a new all-time high. Last year…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | European Union, Spain | 15 Jan 2014

Companies providing telephone services may be forced to block pirate webs by a legal decision

In case C-314/12 confronting the UPC Telekabel telecommunications company with Constantin Film Verleih GmbH and Wega Filmproduktionsgesellschaft GmbH…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | Global | 19 Dec 2013

Global patent filings see fastest growth in 18 years

A new WIPO report shows that in 2012 global patent filings increased at their strongest rate in nearly two decades as industrial-design registration…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | Global, Spain | 2 Dec 2013

The OHIM’s mediation service

The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) has established a voluntary, confidential and free mediation service with the purpose of…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | Spain | 18 Nov 2013

Some consequences of regulating the lapsing of trade mark actions and the non existence of registry immunity

It is a known fact that a minimum precaution taken by the legislator leads inevitably to obtaining coherent legislation in matters of trademark…
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Lehmann & Fernandez | Spain | 4 Nov 2013

Reduction in administrative charges in renewing Industrial Designs

The renewal of Industrial Designs at the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTMO) is regulated under Heading V of Act 20/2003 on the Legal…
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