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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 technology...
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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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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest-ever economic treaty proposed until now. The current TPP negotiation member states are the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei. Which are the consequences of this treaty in our countries? And, more specifically, which are the consequences on our IP laws? Firstly,...
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Which will be the most incredible patents in 2015? Will there be any change in our daily life due to some amazing patents registered by the end of 2014 or manufactured in 2015? Will we have flying cars by then? We have found a few interesting patents registered in 2014 that could be massive in...
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The medical field has always been one of the most profitable areas within the IP history. We have investigated some of the world known brands to find out what they have been registering and creating since they began and we found a couple of surprises. Some of the biggest medical trademarks began selling drugs, and...
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Canada and the European Union are about to present a trade agreement in order to help the first one export their products to the European Union with certain benefits, the CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). One of those benefits for Canadian companies is to pay fewer customs duties. This means that Canadian companies (as...
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These two massive companies have made a deal where they will both share their patents licesing until 2024. This contract is similar to the one signed by Google and Samsung for the last 10 years. They have been working together to improve the mobile software and now they have decided it would be better to...
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By now everyone knows what a crowdfunding company is, companies like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Kiva.org, etc. try to help startups get the funding they need to carry on their projects based on what people donate. Apparently we all know the advantages of it, but what are the disadvantages? Firstly, we should look at the way the...
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In Europe, the copyright laws and its protection varies greatly from one country to another and we would like to know what is the main reason for this. Even though in most countries it is illegal to download material with copyright you, as user, could get in more trouble in certain countries just by downloading an...
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