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  • The protection of fashion and applied art under criminal law: the Supreme Court rules on the Desigual case

    The Supreme Court has delivered a judgment that bolsters copyright protection for works of applied art under criminal law: It sets an important precedent in Spain in distinguishing design as an art that deserves protection under both criminal as well as civil law.
  • Debunking ‘green sheen’: the new rules on environmental claims

    La nueva Directiva europea sobre ‘greenwashing’ o blanqueo ecológico busca acabar con la ecoimpostura y la obsolescencia temprana. La mayoría de las obligaciones que establece ya son sancionables a través de las normas existentes en materia de competencia desleal. Sin embargo, la nueva normativa europea suple algunas lagunas legales.
  • SEP Regulation: the draft regulation concerning the licensing of standard essential patents takes a significant step towards becoming law

    The European Parliament has approved the Regulation on Standard Essential Patents, whose main objective is to facilitate the  licensing of these patents on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms. The text must be still approved by the Member States.
  • The Global IP Awards name Garrigues Firm of the Year in Portugal

    The specialized publications Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR) have recognized the Garrigues IP team in Portugal for the second time.
  • Generative AI: Can data models be protected?

    Data models, which are the “brain” of artificial intelligence systems cannot be protected under intellectual property law. In principle, they are not patentable either, but they could perhaps be protected as trade secrets. Let’s take a look at what is the angle in Spain. 
  • Garrigues receives the award as the best Intellectual Property firm in Portugal in the area of litigation

    The Intellectual Property Department of Garrigues Portugal has won the "Portugal Disputes Firm of the Year" award presented yesterday in London by Managing Intellectual Property, one of the world's most prestigious publications in the field of intellectual property.
  • Standard essential patents and FRAND licensing: publication by the EC of the proposal for a regulation puts the EUIPO in the spotlight for the development of IoT

    The European Commission has presented a proposal for a regulation that aims to promote the transparency and predictability of licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) and that will promote the development, among other areas, of the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Architecture and Intellectual Property: Is it possible to protect a building?

    Garrigues IP Blog.
  • 10 key aspects of applying for a declaration of invalidity or the revocation of trademarks and trade names at the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office

    Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog
  • God Save the Queen: what will happen to the Royal Warrants granted by the late Queen?

    Garrigues IP Blog