Year of GDPR: What Have We Learned?

On 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) began to apply directly. The regulation, motivated by current technological advances and the complexity of the processing of personal data, was intended to find a new formula to guarantee an adequate level of protection for natural persons in the European Union and avoid divergences that hinder the free circulation of personal data within the internal market.

This entry was posted on 13 May 2019 by Consuelo Álvarez in Industrial Property.

Decree-Law Data Protection

Government Approves a Royal Decree-Law with Urgent Measures to Adapt to the EU Regulations on Data Protection, The

It entered into force on 31 July 2018: Royal Decree-Law 5/2018, of 27 July, on urgent measures to adapt Spanish law to the European Union regulations on data protection, approved by the Ministers’ Council and published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) on 30 July 2018. While the Draft Organic Law navigates through parliament, the Government has approved these regulations to adapt the data protection regulations to the General Data Protection Regulation, directly applicable since 25 May 2018.

This entry was posted on 9 August 2018 by Consuelo Álvarez in Data.


Protection Of Fashion Creations And Knock-Offs, The

The protection of designs in the fashion industry continues to be an unresolved problem. Much of the current litigation in the clothing sector deals with infraction of industrial design due to the increase in “knockoffs” of designers’ creations. In the fashion industry there is still discrepancy about whether knockoffs are authentic copies of the original designs or if they are simply inspirations.

This entry was posted on 17 April 2018 by Vanessa Guzek in Industrial Property.