Region: Spain

Spain could join the UPC during EU presidency, says top Barcelona patent judge

In an exclusive IAM interview, Judge Florencio Molina López talks about his court’s approach to the Mobile World Congress as well as the country’s potential entry into the Unified Patent Court

18 July 2022

Nokia, Oppo dig in for big decisions in global patent battle

The litigation state of play across nine jurisdictions in Europe and Asia as the two parties compete for leverage in re-negotiation of SEP deal

15 April 2022

FC Barcelona faces possible €137 million drop in brand value in wake of Messi’s departure

The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer

10 August 2021

European Super League could face domain and trademark issues as backlash to football revolution grows

Analysis by the team at IAM's sister publication World Trademark Review finds the 12 clubs involved are IP-savvy, but vulnerable to brand risk

19 April 2021

Report: Shanghai court dismisses Fractus cases against Oppo

Rulings suggest Chinese company’s wide-ranging invalidation campaign is paying off, a red flag for smaller licensors

30 November 2020

How compulsory licensing regimes in key European jurisdictions might respond to a covid-19 cure

Experts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK explain how their jurisdictions are set up to apply march-in rights should viable coronavirus treatments emerge

14 August 2020

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs

12 August 2020

India’s growing docket of high-tech litigation on hold

Nokia, Philips and Fractus are among the patent owners with active cases targeting major Chinese companies

26 May 2020

World leaders hatch further plans for accessibility of covid-19 IP rights

WHO to establish voluntary patent pool, while Greek Prime Minister calls for EU to buy rights to vaccines and tests

09 April 2020

Fractus global licensing campaign continues with US suit against TCL

Barcelona-based antenna pioneer accuses the Chinese manufacturer of Alcatel-branded appliances of infringing seven patents in case filed in the Eastern District of Texas

08 April 2020

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