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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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Toyota announced on the 5th of January that the Japanese company will give away fuel-cell patents to boost industry. They presented their fuelcell automobile for the 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company thinks that by giving away their approximately patents 5.600 patents on hydrogen cars other automakers can...
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We have heard about some IP law changes in Spain, as well as other changes, that have been passed by the right party majority of the Spanish congress but we haven’t figured out yet what those changes will do to us as IP users and IP professionals. These changes will take place on January the...
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  WISHES YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   WE WILL BE BACK WITH OUR IP NEWS SOON ENOUGH!
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