Intellectual Property

Spain

CMS Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo provides legal advice on intellectual and industrial property matters to domestic and international clients, including leading companies in the pharmaceutical, technology, financial, automobile and consumer goods sectors, in addition to other entities whose activity is linked to intellectual property such as publishers and audio-visual, arts and IT enterprises. Moreover, we possess vast experience in specific industries such as advertising, data protection and information society services. 

In the current economic climate, intangible assets are of significant value to companies. Said assets, essential for generating competitive advantage and avoiding the loss of opportunity, are becoming increasingly threatened by risks. Receiving sound advice on intellectual property matters provides the key to effectively protecting brands, patents, designs, copyrights and know-how. The CMS team comprises more than 200 specialist lawyers located in 42 countries. Thanks to our vast experience advising on intellectual and industrial property matters, we are able to understand business needs and provide a strategy aligned to each client’s sector, helping them to achieve their creative and commercial goals.

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    Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual

    Nuestro equipo de Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual ofrece asesoramiento en materia de derechos de autor, marcas, patentes, diseños, protección de know-how y competencia desleal.

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    Protección de Datos

    Nuestro equipo de Protección de Datos cuenta con amplia experiencia en el asesoramiento a empresas en materia de protección de datos y concretamente, en la adaptación al nuevo Reglamento de Protección de Datos de la Unión Europea.

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    17/10/2018
    Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
    In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.
    25/07/2018
    Kenzo v Kenzo Es­tate: The CJEU con­siders the ad­miss­ib­il­ity of late...
    In­tro­duc­tion The latest de­cision of the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU”) in the Kenzo case provides use­ful guid­ance on ad­miss­ib­il­ity of late evid­ence in EU trade mark ap­peal pro­ceed­ings and cla­ri­fies the mean­ing of ‘un­fair ad­vant­age’ for well-known.
    14/06/2018
    CJEU rules that Louboutin's red sole trade mark is not a shape trade...
    On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU rendered its much-awaited judge­ment in the case about Louboutin’s red sole trade mark, rul­ing that this trade mark does not re­late to a spe­cif­ic shape of sole for high-heeled shoes since the de­scrip­tion ex­pli­citly.
    28/03/2018
    Brexit up­date on In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Rights -Draft With­draw­al Agree­ment
    On 20 March 2018 the UK and EU Com­mis­sion pub­lished the draft With­draw­al Agree­ment (here), which re­flects the cur­rent status of Brexit ne­go­ti­ations between the UK and the EU. The text of the Agree­ment has been col­our-coded to show: (1) agreed terms that are.
    26/03/2018
    McHardy with­draws in­junc­tion re­quest – Is this a vic­tory for open...
    After the with­draw­al of re­quest for in­ter­im in­junc­tion in Co­logne High­er Re­gion­al Cour­ton March 7, can users of open source soft­ware breathe a sigh of re­lief or does this with­draw­al give rise to false hope? When Co­logne Re­gion­al Court is­sued an in­junc­tion in.
    19/03/2018
    Open Source Com­pli­ance
    Open source com­pli­ance fail­ures can pose a ser­i­ous threat to af­fected com­pan­ies. Here is an over­view. After the first open source li­cense was en­forced by a Ger­man court in 2004, there is no longer any doubt about their valid­ity.
    15/03/2018
    Trans­par­ency in Big Data – New in­form­a­tion rights of the GDPR
    One of the GDPR’s main ob­ject­ives is to in­crease trans­par­ency in Big Data. Sub­sequently, con­trol­lers are re­quired to re­veal more de­tails of their data pro­cessing op­er­a­tions. In­form­a­tion rights as in­di­vidu­al rights In­form­a­tion rights as stip­u­lated in art­icles.
    13/02/2018
    GDPR: ma­jor im­pact on hotel in­dustry
    In a de­vel­op­ment that is ex­pec­ted to re­ver­ber­ate across the hotel in­dustry of the Neth­er­lands and EU, the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) is sched­uled to come in­to force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR was de­signed to strengthen pri­vacy rules, pro­tect the.
    23/01/2018
    Brus­sels Court of Ap­peal de­cides that Aldi’s Buval Pils­ner does not...
      In a de­cision of 12 Decem­ber 2017 the Brus­sels Court of Ap­peal over­turned the first in­stance de­cision and de­cided that Aldi’s Buval beer does not in­fringe In­Bev’s trade­mark and is in fact not con­trary to fair com­mer­cial prac­tices.