The European Parliament has given its support to the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, with 438 votes in favor, 226 against and 39 abstentions. The vote moves one step further in the path to approve a directive that seeks to change the legal framework of copyright on the Internet.
The Government approves Royal Decree-Law 2/2018 amending the Intellectual Property Law in order to include the directives on collective management of copyright and permitted uses of works by the blind
The Order for determining the general rates charged by collecting societies is rendered null and void by the Supreme Court
The General Council of the Spanish Judiciary (CGPJ) publishes its Report on the Preliminary Trade Secrets Bill: the new legislation continues to make progress with the publication of this report, which introduces certain recommendations, particularly in the definition of “trade secrets”.
Business secrets are one of the most important intangible assets of companies, particularly in the context of the digital economy. Until now, however, the legal protection afforded them was fairly limited and was normally relegated to the contractual sphere.