Electronic filings at the SPTO

The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), as part of its firm commitment towards electronic Administration, has recently implemented a series of services through its webpage (www.oepm.es) which helps to provide individuals, as well as SME's, protection on their patents, trademarks and industrial designs.


SME support center in the field of IP rights management

On May 8, the General Management for Policies for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office and the EOI Foundation, signed a collaboration agreement to establish an SME support center in the area of industrial rights management and vigilance and strategic intelligence.


Courts confirm the legality of SPTO conduct in regards to the revision of European patent translations

The Superior Justice Court of Madrid has recently handed down two sentences confirming the legality of conduct of the SPTO as it rejected the way for revising European patent translations for adding claims against unprotected chemo-pharmaceutical products like those in Spain , once they were conceded.


Removal of authorization requirement in PCT applications

The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, by virtue of Rules 90.4d) and 90.5c) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Regulation, and in its role as receiving Office, the Administration in charge of International Search and as the International Preliminary Examining Authority, has waived the requirement of a separate power of attorney along with the requirement of providing a copy of the general power of attorney, as referred to by Rules 90.4b) and 90.5a)ii, respectively.


Seminar: Technology and Competitiveness when Confronting the Crisis: The Role of Industrial Property: Patents, Trademarks and Designs

Once again, within the framework of summer Courses, the Menéndez Pelayo International University , under the sponsorship of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), is organizing a seminar on Industrial Property.



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