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NEW REGULATIONS FOR DRONES IN SPAIN

Following the worldwide increase in drones, the sector found itself in need of legislation to regulate, among other things, their use and security. The problem lies in the industry being far more advanced than the existing regulations. It is worth noting that 3,000 new companies have been set up in this sector in three years, and that, accordingly, the preceding…

LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION BETWEEN THE TWO EU TRADEMARKS: OSBORNE AND BADTORO

On September 20, the General Court of the European Union (hereinafter the “TGUE” or “General Court”) ruled against Group Osborne, S.A. (hereinafter “Osborne”), which had obtained a positive decision related to its claim before the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) for the revocation of the registration of the figurative mark “Badtoro” by Jordi Nogués, S.L. Jordi Nogués, S.L. applied for…

TRADE MARK REGISTRATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION VS. BUSINESS ACTIVITY

This article shall examine the recent judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the registration of trade marks which may generate confusion among consumers and the sector of the business activity of the companies who have registered said trade marks. The matter revolves around a specific EU trade mark “LAGUIOLE” registered for numerous products and services. Said application…

NEW DIRECTIVE FOR EUROPEAN COMPANY STATUTE

The responsibility of Member States to strengthen the European Union and its common interests is being compromised by an inability to harmonize their policies, identify common strategies, as well as a failure to rapidly solve problems. However, in the legal field, new approaches are being made regarding easy access to the information between different Member States, for example, as we…