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Inventions Law 11/1986
Inventions Law 24/2015
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What is industrial property and what can be protected?
Is registration of a trademark, patent or industrial design mandatory?
How do I apply for an industrial property right?
What are the differences between industrial and intellectual property in Spain?
How are contests, games and radio and television programmes protected by the SPTO?
Can business ideas be protected by patents?
I have been hired to do a design project, how can I register it?
If I haven't found the trademark, patent or design that I want to register in the SPTO databases, can I be certain that the application I am submitting will be approved?
An item of mine protected by industrial property rights has been copied or I am accused of copying one.
What is the BOPI?
Do applications always have to be filed on paper or are there electronic procedures?
Can I send official documents via email?
Where can I get hold of hard copies of the forms?
Who can advise and help me with procedures? Does the SPTO have staff who do this?
Do I need a representative to interact with the SPTO?