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Well-known trademarks and their protection

Pursuant to the Trademark Law, all signs, especially words, including names of people, drawings, letters, figures, colors, the shape of the product or its packaging, or sounds, may constitute trademarks provided that such signs are appropriate…
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Amazon and Intellectual Property

Amazon has a policy and tools designed to preserve the intellectual property rights of users of its platform, thus prohibiting the sale of any product that infringes this type of rights. Prohibited products include contraband, counterfeit or…
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Preventive Writings: causes and effects

This is one of the most significant developments introduced in the procedural scope by Patent Law 24/2015, of July 24, which is in force since April 1, 2017. The preventive writings are regulated in article 132 of the aforementioned legal…
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Gambling regulation

It is a fact that more and more people are users of websites or establishments where they participate in gambling or betting, and that is why in our country we have seen the need to regularize this type of activity. The role of gambling…
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New year, new Nice Classification

On January 1, 2020, the 2020 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification will take effect. The World Intellectual Property Organization (hereinafter, WIPO) has announced that with the entry of the new year 2020, the new…
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Trademark protection in Africa: Ethiopia

Ethiopia has experienced an increase in applications for trademark rights registrations worldwide given its economic development. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa after Nigeria. Its…