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June 2020 | Bulletin num.123 | Subscribe
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World Anti-counterfeiting Day 2020

On the occasion of World Anti-counterfeiting Day, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) organized the week of June 8 to 12 a series of events focused on the protection of Industrial Property Rights and the fight against their violation.

Throughout this week we have been reflecting on what we can do from the Government and Public Administrations to fight against counterfeiting, but also from the point of view of the private sector and citizens.


8 June

Organized jointly with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Portugal, this IBERIAN ANTI-COUNTERFEITING TABLE has discussed the actions of both offices in the defense of industrial property rights and the fight against their violation, together with prominent representatives from both the public and private sectors with relevance in Spain and Portugal.

It was opened by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and by the Portuguese Secretary of State for Justice. Throughout this event, the Director of the OEPM and the president of the National Institute of Industrial Property of Portugal (INPI) and were able to share a table with representatives of the Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE) and the Union of Brands Group, for part of Portugal, and on the Spanish side, with the director of the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products, and the President of the Organization of Consumers and Users, Mr. Miguel Ángel Feito.

You can watch the event at the following link:



During the Iberian round table, a very interesting video was presented in collaboration with the INPI of Portugal, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Association for the Defense of the Brand (ANDEMA); the Union of Trademarks of Portugal, the Portuguese Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE), and the Spanish National Police.

Link to the video.


In addition, that same day the director of the OEPM participated in the morning program of Melodía FM, Good morning, Juanma, to talk about the phenomenon of counterfeiting.



June 10th

The report Keys for the search for a responsible, ethical and conscious consumer: Contributions of Psychology to the purchase of counterfeit products has been carried out by the Official College of Psychologists of Madrid (COPM), in collaboration with the OEPM and ANDEMA, to understand the phenomenon of counterfeiting and delve into the problem by analyzing the motivation of those who select a counterfeit product instead of purchasing an original product.

Despite the fact that several studies and reports have been carried out, as a result of the historical relationship between these two institutions, this is the first time that this scientific perspective has been approached to observe consumer behavior from a psychological point of view.

The table was presented by the director of the OEPM and the president of ANDEMA, the dean-president of the COPM, and Elisabet Marina, a member of the COPM and associate professor at the European University participated.

Here is the link to view the conference:



11th of June

In the course of this round table, the Observance of Industrial Property Rights was studied from a public and private perspective, with special emphasis on the phenomenon of counterfeiting at present and on possible actions and proposals for improvement in the fight against falsification.

Tomás Domínguez Martín, Lieutenant in the Economic Crimes Group, participated in this table. Department of Criminal Analysis (Civil Guard), Fernando Iglesias Pérez, Security and Protection Area (General Sub-Directorate of Operations, Department of Customs and Special Taxes), Javier Ignacio Reyes, magistrate of Investigating Court No. 1 Alcalá de Henares and Eva María Ochoa de the firm PINTÓ RUIZ & DEL VALLE, member of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

The link to the event is as follows:



In addition, during the week, SPTO campaigns were recalled on social networks to raise awareness of the importance of fighting counterfeits and the impact that their acquisition has from the social, economic and health point of view.

Contact the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO)
902 157 530 información@oepm.es
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