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INVALIDITY OF REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

INVALIDITY OF REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

Since the entry into force of the amendment to the Trademark Law 17/2001 processed through Royal Decree-Law 23/2018, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office has been given the capacity to resolve in administrative proceedings some actions by which the invalidity of a previously registered trademark is directly requested. It enters into force on January 14, 2023, as determined by final provision 7 of the aforementioned Royal Decree-Law, incorporated as Additional Provision One of the aforementioned Trademark Law. In the past, these...

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EXPRESS REVOCATION AND TACIT REVOCATION OF REGISTERED TRADEMARKS

Express revocation and tacit revocation of registered trademarks

Since the entry into force of the amendment to the Trademark Law 17/2001 processed through the channel of Royal Decree-Law 23/2018, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office has been given the ability to resolve administratively some procedures by which the revocation for lack of use of a previously registered trademark is instigated directly. It enters into force on January 14, 2023, as determined by final provision 7 of the aforementioned Royal Decree-Law, incorporated as Additional Provision One of the aforementioned...

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brexit united kingdom impact european intellectual property rights trade marks patents designs
brexit united kingdom impact european intellectual property rights trade marks patents designs

Impact of the UK BREXIT on European Intellectual Property Rights

The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), materialized its separation (BREXIT) on February 1st, 2020. The exit agreement signed by both parties established a transitional period extended until December 31st, 2020, during which the future relationship between the two territories were negotiated. Thus, in the field of industrial property, the changes and consequences after January 1st, 2021 will mainly be as follows: Patents (European Patents at the EPO) European Patents are not affected by Brexit, as the European Patent Convention is...

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