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The defendant’s advertisement hardly allowed the average internet user to determine whether the services included in the advertisement came from the owner of the trademark or from a company financially linked to it.
12 September 2022
The decision emphasises that setting these bases in the first-instance judgment is especially important in IP crimes, as there are different criteria for calculating civil liability for these types of crime.
30 August 2022
Substantial changes to the Spanish judicial system will come into effect as a result of administrative revocation and invalidity proceedings henceforth being held before the OEPM.
22 August 2022
New report finds that major football clubs “are not just entertainment brands, but are also country brands”, with brand strength “similar to those of Coca-Cola and Google”.
25 May 2022
Although other criminal courts have used this measure in similar circumstances, setting the defendant a bond in order to meet any possible financial liabilities is still rather unusual.
20 May 2022
In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Spain.
19 April 2022
The Madrid Court of Appeal has again sided with the trademark holders in a case involving the sale of garments bearing well-known marks at a Madrid fair.
03 February 2022
The purpose of the amendments is to offer greater legal certainty and clarify some confusing aspects.
24 January 2022
In a case involving the sale of fake adidas garments, the Spanish Supreme Court has clearly and vehemently dismantled the ‘consumer error’ theory - a long-standing bone of contention in IP litigation in the country.
04 November 2021
The court sentenced the defendant to three years’ imprisonment and a fine, taking into account that the latter was a repeat offender and due to the large volume of goods seized.
31 August 2021
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