Decisions, decisions: the courts lead the way in developing IP right

After two decades of ongoing law reforms, the Spanish courts are now applying a mature legal IP regime. The modern IP law has resulted in specialised and semispecialised courts and appeal courts, with the latter mainly located in Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Madrid. This has allowed the Supreme Court, which is continuously trying to reduce the time taken to rule on appeals, to issue some landmark decisions over the past year. The result has been better comprehension of the economic issues involved in different cases. This chapter looks at some key aspects of IP law involved in recent developments in Spain.

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