What is required for a database to be granted copyright protection?

Judgment No. 23/2018 of the Provincial Court Of Barcelona of 19 January (ECLI: ES: APB:2018:187). Intellectual property: legal protection of databases: “sui generis” right. Protection requirements. Originality. Mr. Marcos is the author of a climbing guide published in 2011 which includes information about climbing areas in the mountainous region of the Boi Valley and technical information required for practicing this sport. The guide is organized as an index divided into 9 chapters. The…


Is it possible to force upon an intermediary the duty to cooperate in ceasing an infringing conduct?

Judgment No. 115/2018 of the Provincial Court of Barcelona of 20 February (ECLI:IS:APB:2018:1317). Intellectual property. Action for an injunction against internet service intermediaries. Defendant’s standing. The Asociación de Gestión de Derechos Intelectuales (AGEDI) (Association for Managing Intellectual Rights) files a claim for a declaratory judgment against a number of telecommunication companies asking that the defendants be ordered to adopt the measures required to prevent access from…


Three parallel stripes on a shoe vs. Two parallel stripes on a shoe

Judgment of the General Court of 1 March 2018 ECLI:EU:T:2018:108 “EU trade mark. Application for EU figurative mark consisting of two parallel stripes on a shoe. Earlier EU figurative mark representing three parallel stripes on a shoe. Damage to reputation. On 1 July 2009, the enterprise Shoe Branding Europe BVBA filed an application for registration of a position mark consisting of two parallel lines positioned on the outside surface of the upper part of a shoe. The goods in respect of which…


La mafia SE SIENTA A LA MESA

Judgment of the General Court of 15 March 2018 ECLI:EU:T:2018:146 “Trade mark of the European Union – Invalidity proceedings – EU figurative mark La Mafia SE SIENTA A LA MESA – Absolute ground for refusal – Whether contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality – Article 7(1)(f) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001” On 20 December 2007, the enterprise La Mafia Franchises, S.L. (hereinafter, the appellant) was granted registration for the EU figurative mark “La Mafia SE SIENTA A LA…