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The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has issued its guidelines on the classification of goods and services relating to NFTs, establishing the bases to approach the legal challenges resulting from their registration and the scope of protection afforded to owners.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have come to hold a fundamental place in the digital

An EU proposal for a regulation could help protect craft products and the qualities attributed to specific local skills and traditions.
Talavera pottery, Elche footwear and Albacete knives are undoubtedly well-known the world over. The challenge now is to protect them on the register as geographical indications of craft and industrial products.
 The EU specifically

When harmonising E.U. regulations, an extensive range of interpretations are tacitly accepted when new concepts arise. This is particularly true when the lawmakers find it difficult to define the boundaries of the term in question, given the plethora of situations it encompasses. Moreover, including these terms in our legal system is not an easy taskand

The Supreme Court has again ruled on the protection of the personality rights of deceased celebrities. Analyzed in conjunction with the previous Dalí judgment, this new ruling may introduce some uncertainty as to the post mortem scope of protection of such rights.
A judgment by the Supreme Court (Civil Chamber) of June 16, 2022 (see

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its 2021 Indicators Report (WIPI Report 2021). In this article we will look at the main aspects of the document, which provides a detailed analysis of global trends in relation to filing, registration, validity and other aspects of intellectual property around the globe, as we