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The "Ideas Powered for business" SME Fund is a grant scheme designed to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU in the field of intellectual property (IP) rights.  It is a European Commission initiative implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and...

On 13 July 2022, the long-running legal battle between two of the world’s largest manufacturers of machinery for the natural resources industry, among others, came to an end. We are talking about the famous dispute between Caterpillar Inc. and Tigercat International Inc. Caterpillar Inc, known to...

On 28 July last, Organic Law 7/2022, of 27 July, was published in the Official State Gazette, amending Organic Law 6/1985, of 1 July, on the Judiciary, in relation to the Commercial Courts. This Law has a major impact on our intellectual property practice as, among...

Hijos de Moisés Rodríguez González, S.A. is a Spanish company located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In 1967, it signed a contract with the Irish company, Ornua Co-operative Ltd, for the supply of butter. As a result of that contract and in the same...

On July 22, 2022, the Geneva Act of 1999 of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs will enter into force in Morocco. It is worth noting that Morocco has been a contracting State of the Hague Act of 1960. With the adhesion to...

The month of April has brought us a new revision of the EUIPO Examination Guidelines. And, this time, they propose an important change that will affect the strategy behind the withdrawal of certain EU trademark applications. Which is the proposed change? Decisions refusing EUTM applications on absolute...