The representation at the general shareholders meeting of Spanish Limited Companies: The execution of a POA to manage all assets in Spain

Article 183 of the Spanish Corporate Enterprises Act (“Texto Refundido de la Ley de Sociedades de Capital”, hereinafter “LSC”) sets out the voluntary representation at the General Shareholder’s Meeting of the Limited Liability Company. The article begins by listing who can represent the shareholder at the General Meeting. Specifically, the shareholders can be represented by […]


2016: New year, new trademark system

We are set to witness a substantial trademark legislation reform in 2016. The EU Commission, the Council and the European Parliament are at a very advanced stage with their preparatory work in this area. If adopted, it will be the most significant trademark reform since the complete harmonization of national trademark systems and the introduction […]


Spain’s New Patent Act: The Key Points

On July 25th, the Spanish Official State Gazette (BOE) published the new Patent Act (“PA”) (“Ley 24/2015, de 24 de julio, de Patentes”), which will substitute the current legislation on April 1st, 2017. The main aim of the new Act is to simplify the patent protection of innovation and promote legal certainty by establishing a […]


How Intellectual Property Impacts Your Business

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and the European Patent Office have carried out studies on the contribution of the main intellectual property rights (IPR) to the economy in the European Union. The purpose of these studies is to provide evidence about the value of intellectual property (IP). The impact of the […]