The second additional provision of Ministerial Order SND/399/2020, of 9 May, of the Spanish Ministry of Health, which loosened some restrictions at the national level, introduced after the declaration of the national alert applying phase 1 of the New Normalisation Plan (see https://www.boe.es/eli/es/o/2020/05/09/snd399), caused much confusion among Spanish retailers and raised doubts about the application of the prohibition.
Ambas compañías fueron compradas por Black Toro a través de sus sociedades Mistic Triunfo y Michizara en septiembre de 2017 y 2018. Objetos de la compraventa fueron en ambos casos la compra de la marca y el alquiler de los edificios, propiedades de las compañías de moda. En el contrato entre Amichi y Black Toro […]
The protection of designs in the fashion industry continues to be an unresolved problem. Much of the current litigation in the clothing sector deals with infraction of industrial design due to the increase in “knockoffs” of designers’ creations. In the fashion industry there is still discrepancy about whether knockoffs are authentic copies of the original designs or if they are simply inspirations.
On April 1st the new Patent Act (“PA”) (“Ley 24/2015, de 24 de julio, de Patentes”) will substitute the current legislation. The main aim of the new Act is to simplify the patent protection of innovation and promote legal certainty by establishing a single method of patent granting, which requires a prior examination of novelty and inventive step.
Despite the international recognition of the Spanish Fashion Industry, Spain appears be one of the EU member states that is most impacted by intellectual property rights infringements.