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El próximo 1 de abril de 2017 entrará en vigor la nueva ley de patentes, que tiene como objetivo principal la actualización del derecho español para adecuarlo al ámbito internacional y europeo, así como simplificar y fortalecer el sistema español de patentes estableciendo un único procedimiento de concesión. Uno de los cambios más relevantes es...
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On 1 April 2017, the new Spanish Patent Act will come into force. This new law is aimed to bring the Spanish law system into conformity with European and international rules as well as to simplify and strengthen the Spanish patent system by establishing a single granting procedure. One of the most relevant changes introduced...
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La adopción de medidas cautelares inaudita parte se ha convertido casi en una práctica habitual de los Tribunales españoles ante una posible infracción de los derechos exclusivos del titular de la patente. Puede decirse que con ello el presunto infractor queda en tal tesitura que roza la indefensión incluso antes de que el Tribunal llegue...
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1) Falsificación: España y Hong Kong En Madrid fueron requisados unos 5.300 productos falsos por vulnerar derechos de Propiedad Industrial entre los que figuraban las marcas Levis y Ralph Lauren. Más detalles sobre la operación aquí . En Hong Kong una actuación contra la falsificación de cosméticos estaba siendo desarrollada desde el pasado 2013 y ha...
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La globalización, las transacciones entre países y el entorno digital han llevado a los consumidores a recibir una gran cantidad de información a diario. Estamos ante una sociedad sobrecomunicada que se refleja en un mercado saturado que cuenta con una excesiva oferta de productos y servicios. Estamos ante un consumidor muy experimentado que se enfrenta a una multitud de marcas...
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1) La investigación del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT) para detectar  CÉLULAS CANCERÍGENAS USANDO ONDAS SONORAS El procedimiento, que sigue perfeccionándose, permite separar de la sangre del paciente las células afectadas por el cáncer. Estamos ante un avance en el método al ser hasta veinte veces más rápido que la versión presentada el año anterior....
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In our previous posts we talked about generic medicines for hepatitis c in Spain but there are other diseases that haven’t got a generic equivalent such as Insulin. A generic version of insulin, the only medicne for diabetes has never been  available in the United States because pharmaceutical companies have made incremental improvements that have...
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The biotechnology company Neuron Bio, based in Granada, yesterday got ahead of the field of research and healthcare when they published some news about the registration of a patent for the diagnosis of Alzheimer‘s, which is a significant advance against this disease as it is a noninvasive method for the patient and it is also...
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The OHIM office stated in a new report that Spanish companies are the ones which suffer most illegal activity in EU. In Alicante, the cosmetic sector and loses each year 4,700 million in counterfeit, the 7.8% of total sales, according to a study by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) released yesterday....
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Here is the list of the 10 most important for human civilization related to eating or drinking, from the most simple food conservation methods to modern microwave inventions: 1. Cooling The use of ice to preserve food dates back to prehistoric times. The fridge as we know it today comes from ideas of mechanical cooling...
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The Ministry of Economy and Finance of Spain summoned the National Awards for Innovation and Design 2015, one of the most important events in the country focused on recognizing and supporting professionals, companies and organizations that are distinguished by their contribution to the development of design and technical innovation. Through the context and needs, both...
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In our past posts we talked about India and their IP laws focused on providing their community affordable medicines for those with less resources. We also talked about the big pharmaceutical companies and their desire to exploit their medicines regardless the sick people who need them and can’t afford the inflated prices. We recently heard...
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  A few weeks ago in our blog we talked about a couple of companies which decided to give away their patents in order to improve innovation and a more sustainable future helping other companies to produce cars which use a hydrogen driven engine. Almost every day we hear about a patent war between big...
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  Over 120 trademark applications have been filed in the French trademark office and one in Spanish Office (OHIM) to register “JE SUIS CHARLIE”. In Spain, the application has just been presented and the French ones have been declined because it does not qualify for trademark protection since the phrase is “too general” and not...
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Spain is living a tense moment due to the IP policies regarding the Hepatitis C drugs. The problem is that even though doctors prescribe the medicines to the patients who need them, the Spanish Social Security after the health spending cuts is not paying for their treatments. Spain’s overall national health spending declined from 70...
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