World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Spain

The main talking point on the Spanish trademark scene remains the implementation of the EU Trademark Directive into national law, with practitioners reporting positively on the impact thus far. For example, an option to request proof of use from an opponent in opposition proceedings has been introduced, bringing local practices...

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The main talking point on the Spanish trademark scene remains the implementation of the EU Trademark Directive into national law, with practitioners reporting positively on the impact thus far. For example, an option to request proof of use from an opponent in opposition proceedings has been introduced, bringing local practices into line with those of the EUIPO. However, opponents will have to wait a few years for the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office to be able to examine direct actions for cancellation and invalidation as these proceedings remain with the courts for now. Looking at the legal market, the traditional separation between trademark attorney firms and law firms continues to blur, and competition is heating up as more outfits diversify to offer the full scope of services under one roof.

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