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SUGRAÑES - Patents and trademarks registration

SUGRAÑES is a professional Company, which was founded at the end of the 19th century. It specialises in the protection, defence, consultation and management of all matters related to Industrial and Intellectual Property.

The Company is formed by a multidisciplinary team and has its own legal department. Indeed, this, alongside its network of trusted correspondents from around the world, enables SUGRAÑES to protect Industrial and Intellectual Property comprehensively, at both spanish and international level.

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Patents, trademarks and legal assessment services

The services provided by SUGRAÑES are defined by globalisation, privacy and a unique critical subjectivity, which enables the Company to achieve maximum protection and legal security for its clients.

SUGRAÑES specialises in the protection, defence, consultation and management of all matters related to its clients' Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights. This includes Patents and Utility Models, Trademarks and Trade names, Designs and Internet domain names.

Moreover, it boasts its own range of specialised technical and legal services, which form the basis of the SUGRAÑES business, enabling the Company to support Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Domain names throughout the entire decision process. This furthermore enables the Company to optimise response time and service provision, as well as enabling SUGRAÑES to provide the most appropriate means for protecting Intellectual and Industrial Property.

SUGRAÑES news about Trademarks and Patents

NEW REGULATION ON THE EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK

28.09.2017

As we have seen in previous publications, Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council ("amending Regulation") amending the Community Trade Mark Regulation entered into force on 23 March 2016. The Regulation introduced important changes, some of which were to be developed and implemented as from 1 October 2017 with the entry into force of the Rules of Procedure (Implementation Regulation (EU) 2017/1431 of the Commission of 18 May 2017) and the Delegate Rules (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1430 of the Commission of 18 May 2017).

The most significant changes to be implemented are aimed at increasing legal certainty, efficiency and uniformity of the European Union's trademark law provisions. Broadly speaking, the amendments to be applied from 1 October 2017 will be as follows:

1. The graphic representation of the marks. Until now, the trademark application has been made according to a graphic representation of the same. However, with the entry into force of the amending Regulation, other ways of representing a trademark using the technology available at all times will be acceptable provided that it is sufficiently clear, precise, complete, easily accessible and searchable.

2. Certification marks. A new legal instrument has been introduced (similar to the guarantee marks provided for in the current trademark legislation in Spain) which allows the registration of a type of trademark that guarantees certain specific characteristics of certain goods and services through the so-called "certification marks". In particular, the European Union certification mark is defined as a mark which makes it possible to distinguish the goods or services certified by the proprietor of the mark in respect of materials, the method of manufacture of goods or of rendering of services, the quality, precision or other characteristics, with the exception of the geographical origin, of goods and services which do not possess such certification. For its application, it must fulfil certain requirements and submit a use regulation that includes the characteristics, conditions of use, tests and supervision measures to be applied by the trademark owner.

3. Procedural changesNew practices of the Office with regard to claiming distinctiveness acquired as a subsidiary or alternative claim shall apply; requirements for admissibility of oppositions in order to take account of the separate plea on geographical indications introduced by Article 8 (6) of the Trade Mark Regulation of the European Union; - conditions of admissibility of oppositions to take account of the separate plea on geographical indications introduced by Article 8 (6) of the Trade Mark Regulation of the European Union; documentation accrediting earlier rights (the Office' acknowledges' all databases of national IP offices, and TMview is also accepted as a portal through which' access to these national offices'); simplification of translation requirements; updating the media with the Office, eliminating outdated channels of communication.

4. Resources. The provisions relating to the Boards of Appeal which were in different legislative sources, the reorganisation and structure of the Board of Appeal and new clarifying provisions on the admissibility of appeals are consolidated in a single text.

THAILAND WILL JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK

28.09.2017

On November 7, Thailand will join the International Trademark Agreement. With this new incorporation, the International Trademark now includes 99 Member States. More information

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Protecting the outcome of your efforts since 1925

SUGRAÑES - Patents and trademarks registration

SUGRAÑES is a professional Company, which was founded at the end of the 19th century. It specialises in the protection, defence, consultation and management of all matters related to Industrial and Intellectual Property.

The Company is formed by a multidisciplinary team and has its own legal department. Indeed, this, alongside its network of trusted correspondents from around the world, enables SUGRAÑES to protect Industrial and Intellectual Property comprehensively, at both spanish and international level.

Meet the team >
Patents, trademarks and legal assessment services

The services provided by SUGRAÑES are defined by globalisation, privacy and a unique critical subjectivity, which enables the Company to achieve maximum protection and legal security for its clients.

SUGRAÑES specialises in the protection, defence, consultation and management of all matters related to its clients' Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights. This includes Patents and Utility Models, Trademarks and Trade names, Designs and Internet domain names.

Moreover, it boasts its own range of specialised technical and legal services, which form the basis of the SUGRAÑES business, enabling the Company to support Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Domain names throughout the entire decision process. This furthermore enables the Company to optimise response time and service provision, as well as enabling SUGRAÑES to provide the most appropriate means for protecting Intellectual and Industrial Property.

SUGRAÑES news about Trademarks and Patents

NEW REGULATION ON THE EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK

28.09.2017

As we have seen in previous publications, Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council ("amending Regulation") amending the Community Trade Mark Regulation entered into force on 23 March 2016. The Regulation introduced important changes, some of which were to be developed and implemented as from 1 October 2017 with the entry into force of the Rules of Procedure (Implementation Regulation (EU) 2017/1431 of the Commission of 18 May 2017) and the Delegate Rules (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1430 of the Commission of 18 May 2017).

The most significant changes to be implemented are aimed at increasing legal certainty, efficiency and uniformity of the European Union's trademark law provisions. Broadly speaking, the amendments to be applied from 1 October 2017 will be as follows:

1. The graphic representation of the marks. Until now, the trademark application has been made according to a graphic representation of the same. However, with the entry into force of the amending Regulation, other ways of representing a trademark using the technology available at all times will be acceptable provided that it is sufficiently clear, precise, complete, easily accessible and searchable.

2. Certification marks. A new legal instrument has been introduced (similar to the guarantee marks provided for in the current trademark legislation in Spain) which allows the registration of a type of trademark that guarantees certain specific characteristics of certain goods and services through the so-called "certification marks". In particular, the European Union certification mark is defined as a mark which makes it possible to distinguish the goods or services certified by the proprietor of the mark in respect of materials, the method of manufacture of goods or of rendering of services, the quality, precision or other characteristics, with the exception of the geographical origin, of goods and services which do not possess such certification. For its application, it must fulfil certain requirements and submit a use regulation that includes the characteristics, conditions of use, tests and supervision measures to be applied by the trademark owner.

3. Procedural changesNew practices of the Office with regard to claiming distinctiveness acquired as a subsidiary or alternative claim shall apply; requirements for admissibility of oppositions in order to take account of the separate plea on geographical indications introduced by Article 8 (6) of the Trade Mark Regulation of the European Union; - conditions of admissibility of oppositions to take account of the separate plea on geographical indications introduced by Article 8 (6) of the Trade Mark Regulation of the European Union; documentation accrediting earlier rights (the Office' acknowledges' all databases of national IP offices, and TMview is also accepted as a portal through which' access to these national offices'); simplification of translation requirements; updating the media with the Office, eliminating outdated channels of communication.

4. Resources. The provisions relating to the Boards of Appeal which were in different legislative sources, the reorganisation and structure of the Board of Appeal and new clarifying provisions on the admissibility of appeals are consolidated in a single text.

THAILAND WILL JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK

28.09.2017

On November 7, Thailand will join the International Trademark Agreement. With this new incorporation, the International Trademark now includes 99 Member States. More information

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