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The CJEU has rejected Spain’s latest challenges to the proposed new EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The decision, which largely follows the AG’s opinion, was widely expected, and clears a major hurdle for the introduction of the UPC. Read our analysis in this newsflash from 05/05/2015.
The CJEU has today handed down its eagerly anticipated decisions in the two challenges by Spain (C-146/13 and C-147/13) to the legality of the Unitary Patent Package. Spain was seeking the annulment of the two regulations forming part of that package, namely the regulation on the creation of unitary patent protection (Case C-146/13) and the
The Spanish Companies Act 1/2010, of 2 July 2010, was amended by Act 31/2014, of 3 December. Among the amendments introduced by the Act, there is one which may be particularly relevant for companies owning Intellectual or Industrial Property rights (e.g. patents, patent applications, know-how, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, etc.), without them even knowing. Pursuant
Before the end of 2014, the Spanish Government wants to amend key aspects of the Copyright Act. Instead of proposing a full new act, in February this year, the Government brought a draft legislative proposal concerning amendments of select key aspects before the Parliament. According to the proposal, the Spanish Government considers that the current
In view of their limited resources and technical knowledge in certain areas, Spanish courts rely heavily on opinions issued by “independent” experts and bodies such as the Spanish Patents and Trademark Office (“PTO”). In the absence of patent courts, experts play a significant role in patent infringement and revocation proceedings (both exclusively heard by civil