Importance of using a trademark

The registration of a trademark gives its holder the exclusive right to prevent third parties from using identical or similar products with the same trademark or using a trademark so similar that it can create confusion. Law 17/2001, of December…

Trademarks and COVID-19 virus

With the current situation that is being experienced in our country and throughout the world, due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus, it is normal to ask the question of whether it is possible to register trademarks that contain denominations…

WIPO and the new Beijing Treaty

The Beijing Treaty regulates for the intellectual property rights of performers in audiovisual performances.  The Beijing Treaty was adopted by the Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Fixation Audiovisual Performances, held in Beijing…
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Falsification and Piracy of Trademarks: The Role of Customs

The border control in international trade has a great importance for the protection of industrial and intellectual property rights, especially trademarks, as it is a very effective preventive measure against counterfeiting and counterfeiting…

Personal Data Protection

The right to the protection of personal data is a fundamental right of all people that translates into the power of control over the use made of their personal data, in order to prevent third parties from having access to information about us…
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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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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…
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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 in…