Good news for some, not so for others (Part II) – The Spanish government takes measures against Intellectual Property violations on the Internet.

5 January 2012

The affected right holder can sue the Internet service provider over the alleged violation of their intellectual property rights through the second section of the Intellectual Property Commission. In the event that the details of the service provider are unknown, the Commission can request the information from the administrative jurisdiction forthwith. Finally, the Commission can, and as the case may be, following a hearing with the parties responsible for the website, call for the suppression of content used without proper authorization. Should there fail to be voluntary compliance, the Commission can request legal assistance.

For further information, please contact Sönke Lund: slund@mmmm.es