Intellectual Property

02-21-2019
New Trade Secrets Law 1/2019, of February 20, 2019 (TSL, available here) has been published in the Official State Gazette. The Law will come into force on March 13, 2019. It transposes into Spanish law, Directive (EU) 2016/943 of 8 June 2016, on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (available here).
01-30-2019
Garrigues Portugal has been named IP Law Firm of the year in the first edition of the Global IP Awards granted by the international publications World Trademark Review (WTR) and  Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). The firm received the award yesterday in a ceremony held in London. 
09-13-2018
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. 
04-16-2018
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

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