SPAIN, EU and LATAM: IP Developments in Spain, EU and LATAM 2017/18


IP Developments in Spain, EU and LATAM 2017/18

We are glad to present you the following publication summarizing the main legislative developments occurred in Spain, European Union (EU) and Latin America in relation to Intellectual Property practice during 2017 and the beginning of 2018.

Among the many relevant changes we outline below, 2017 was an intense year in Spain, with the entry into force of a new Patent Law (Law 24/2015, of July 24) on April 1; in the EU, with the latest revised version of the European Patent Office (EPO) Test Guidelines, effective as of November 1, the entry into force of the Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 of the Parliament and the European Council of December 16, 2015) and the latest news about BREXIT and IP; lastly, in Latin America, where there have been substantial changes in the main jurisdictions of the region, especially in Argentina and Brazil.

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