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NEW TRADEMARK LEGISLATION

In Spain trademarks are understood to be “any mark capable of being represented graphically, which serves to distinguish on the market the goods or services of one company from those of other companies”. With the aim of moving more in line with European Directive 2015/2436 and in the absence of the approval of the respective regulations which develop these new…

LEGALISATION OF COMPANY CORPORATE BOOKS

Pursuant to Act 14/2013 of 27th September to support entrepreneurs and their internationalisation, and specifically on the basis of the interpretation given in this respect by the General Directorate of Notaries and Registries (the GDNR) of 12th February 2015, the obligation was introduced for all companies to legalise company corporate books by telematic means. This new obligation completely changed the…

FEWER REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC DOCUMENTS BETWEEN EU COUNTRIES

On 16th February 2019, EU Regulation 2016/1191 (the “Regulation”) entered into force. Said Regulation is aimed at reducing bureaucracy  between the countries of the European Union. Specifically, the Regulation eliminates the need for obtaining the Hague Apostille and translating some public documents with the purpose of them taking effect in other countries of the European Union. Before this Regulation entered…