UNITARY PATENT: 10 Key Concepts

We are getting closer and closer to the entry into force of the Unitary Patent system, but there are many doubts remaining and important concepts that we need to be clear about. As such, below you will find a clear and detailed breakdown of the 10 key concepts about the Unitary Patent that you cannot … Read more

EcoFood2023, the largest Spanish innovation proposal aimed to the Agri-Food PERTE is born

AVS CONSULTING and PONS IP, leading consultancies in their respective fields for the management of public aid for R&D and management of technology and intellectual property respectively, have launched EcoFood 2023, the largest innovation ecosystem in the Spanish agri-food sector with nearly 100 member companies that will apply for the next call of the Agri-Food … Read more

MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY names Ana Herrera, a new “RISING STAR 2022”

The current director of the Patents, Technological Development and Innovation Department, Ana Herrera, has been included for the first time in the important Managing Intelectual Property (MIP) known as “Rising Stars”. This list recognizes the best talents from the international industrial property sector in more than 50 jurisdictions from across the world. A graduate in … Read more

Carmen González: “We have to be vigilant and act now against unauthorized uses of our brand in settings like the metaverse”

Fundación PONS has recently hosted the third workshop within its Series on Innovative Technologies to support SMEs: “The Metaverse applied to companies – What possibilities does it offer your company?” in collaboration with Madrid Foro Empresarial, Ibercaja and Agora News. During the event we were able to learn several real applications that the future Metaverse … Read more

Is Literary Translation Copyrighted?

Traducción, libro abierto

Translation’s origins in the history of mankind date back to Ancient Egypt, specifically to the Rosetta Stone. It is a large stone containing a decree issued by a pharaoh. What makes it special, and the reason why it is considered the first case of translation, is that it is written in three different languages: Egyptian … Read more

Ana Herrera, new Head of Patents, Technological Development and Innovation at PONS IP

PONS IP —a global consulting firm specialising in intellectual property— has announced the appointment of Ana Herrera as the new head of Patents, Technological Development and Innovation, after thirteen years as head of Biotechnology in the Patent Department of PONS IP. With this appointment —which is part of the PONS IP Transformation process— Herrera will … Read more

PONS IP, Knowledge Partner of the 1st ‘Patents for Innovation’ Forum to be held in Madrid

Linking science, technology and intellectual property. With this mission in mind, everything is ready to celebrate the first edition of ‘Patents for Innovation’ International Summit & Expo 2022 (P4i 2022) —a technological innovation forum and patent trade fair organised by the Autonomous University of Madrid, Phantoms Foundation, BeAble Capital and Knode, which has the maximum … Read more

PONS IP launches SINGULAR TM, a new ALSP business line for registering trademarks in Spain and the EU

PONS IP, a global consulting firm specialising in industrial and intellectual property, announced the launch ofSingular TMan ALSPAlternative Legal Service Providerbusiness line created for registering trademarks in Spain and the EU through a 100% online platform that automates the process of applying for registration. The launch, a ground-breaking initiative in Spain within the legal sector … Read more

PONS IP, coordinator of Fundación Cotec’s new working group on Technological Sovereignty and Industrial and Intellectual Property

Fundación Cotec para la Innovación has created a new Working Group, coordinated by PONS IP, with a dual purpose: to identify actions to promote technological sovereignty in Spain and to foster the generation of technology protected by industrial and intellectual property rights. This group, comprised of 25 Cotec Members, held its first meeting today. Coordinated … Read more

PONS IP at TMAP 2022 – the international benchmark meeting on trademarks

The Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP) brings together hundreds of trademark professionals every year in what is already considered one of the world’s leading events for trademark professionals. This year’s meeting, held in the U.S. city of Arlington, Virginia, brought together more than 300 attendees from 40 countries who participated in the event organized … Read more

The impact of intellectual property on tourism

Intellectual Property is the commercial ally par excellence of the tourism industry. Although this kind of intellectual property is usually related to the intangible assets of companies —such as patents and trademarks—, it is also an effective commercial ally to strengthen the industry, which is making great efforts to recover after the peak of the … Read more

Leaders League includes 10 professionals from PONS IP in its “Best Law Firms & IP Agencies 2022”

PONS IP Team

Leaders League, an international ratings agency of French origin that prepares rankings and market studies, has published its rankings in Spain of the best industrial and intellectual property firms, agencies and consultants of 2022, together with the top professionals in each area of practice related to the protection of intangibles. In total, ten professionals from … Read more

Cultural Appropriation in the Fashion Industry and the Role Played by IP

Globalization is a typical phenomenon of the contemporary world. Borders between countries, cultures and traditions are becoming more flexible. The possibility of connecting the world is becoming simpler and narrower. On the other hand, fashion has been a cultural manifestation, which, as expected, has also been affected by globalization. The fashion industry, needing to find … Read more

Technology management in new mobility. An intellectual property perspective

We are experiencing dramatic changes in mobility technology focused on a “DANCE world”, based on Digital, Autonomous, Non-emitting, Connected and Electric vehicles. These vehicles will be part of an ecosystem managed by platforms where data will be a vital asset for the new regulatory framework and to deliver mobility-related services. In this context, intangible asset … Read more

How can we legally protect software? Who owns the exploitation rights? The developer?

The increase in the use of technologies, and the inventions and developments stemming from their growing application in our daily lives, raises many questions related to the legal protection and exploitation of the rights attached to these intangible assets. Software, the different assets it can integrate and the ways to protect each of them, give … Read more

Inspiring new talent in the legal sector: “The Lex Fellowship” program comes to PONS IP

Madrid, July 14, 2022 PONS IP, a global consulting firm specializing in Intellectual Property, has welcomed in its Madrid headquarters a delegation of U.S. students enrolled in the international program The Lex Fellowship with the aim of learning “in situ” about the services of the company’s Legal Department team and its work methodology. The meeting … Read more

PONS IP gets multiple awards in the 2022 list of the “IAM Patent 1000”

IAM Patent 1000 2022 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the main international information benchmark in the intellectual property sector in the patent area, has acknowledged the outstanding work of our companies as well as that of five of our professionals from both the patent prosecution and litigation areas in its latest 2022 edition. According … Read more

PONS IP highlights the importance of the Madrid System in Chile at a meeting organized by WIPO and INAPI

On April 4, the Chilean government submitted its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, becoming the 111th member of the Madrid System. After three months of adaptation, this protocol, which homogenizes and simplifies trademark registration and management in 129 countries by filing a single international application, will enter into force in Chile next Monday, … Read more

#Metaverse: a technological, legal and educational challenge

Fundación PONS hosts the round table “Metaverse, an emerging world of opportunities”, organized by BeConfluence in collaboration with PONS IP The metaverse holds many opportunities for companies and professionals, and Spain as a country has great potential The metaverse will pose major privacy challenges Madrid, June 23, 2022. The main economic sectors are joining the … Read more

La Propiedad intelectual y el acceso a recursos genéticos en Colombia

La Propiedad intelectual y el acceso a recursos genéticos en Colombia

Colombia es reconocido como uno de los once países megadiversos por el World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) de las Naciones Unidas. Nuestro país cuenta con más de 50.000 especies registradas y cerca de 31 millones de hectáreas protegidas, equivalentes al 15% del territorio nacional lo que nos convierte en el segundo país más megadiverso del … Read more

Las marcas en la nueva economía digital

privileges-of-invention

El segundo episodio de nuestro podcast “Privilegios de Invención” está dedicado a uno de los derechos de propiedad industrial más conocidos y también más recurridos por las empresas a nivel mundial: la marcas. Anualmente, se solicitan en todo el mundo más de 11 millones de marcas, de las cuales cerca de 50.000 corresponden a España. … Read more

Patentes Biotecnológicas

Ep1 Biotechnological Patents

El primer episodio estará dedicado a uno de los grandes campos de la innovación a nivel mundial, uno de los que más dudas y controversias genera y que, en tiempos de pandemia y de vacunas, está de plena actualidad. Hablaremos de las patentes biotecnológicas con la participación de Nicolás Vincent Ruiz, Global Intellectual Property Head … Read more

Managing IP Awards 2022: ‘Grupo Cornavin vs Grupo Alvic’, best case of the year in Spain

Jean Devaureix, lawyer in charge of Patent Litigation at PONS IP, has achieved recognition as “Impact Case” of the year in Spain for the patent litigation settled in the Supreme Court between Grupo Cornavin and Alvic in the latest edition of the prestigious Managing IP Awards held in London. The ruling, which is now final … Read more

Implementation of the Junk Food Law in Colombia and Its Impact on Brand Strategy and Innovation

On July 30, 2021, the President of the Republic of Colombia ratified Law 2120 of 2021 ‘Whereby measures are adopted to promote healthy food environments and prevent non-communicable diseases and other provisions are adopted,‘ commonly known as the Junk Food Law, as its purpose is to promote healthy food environments in the country. The purpose … Read more

PATRICIA RAMOS ENTERS THE EXCLUSIVE TOP 250 LIST OF IP PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE

Patricia Ramos IP Star

Patricia Ramos, Assistant Director-General and Patent, Technological Development and Innovation Manager of PONS IP, our consulting firm, has made it into one of the most reputable lists in the sector, the Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP, as one of the two hundred and fifty professionals having shown an ‘exceptional performance’ in the practice … Read more

PONS IP unveils its new strategic positioning as a global Intellectual Property consulting firm

PONS IP unveils its new strategic positioning as a global Intellectual Property consulting firm

Madrid, May 19, 2022.– PONS IP has held a meeting at Fundación PONS with clients, media and partners to unveil its new digital identity and strategic positioning as a global intellectual property consulting firm. This milestone for PONS IP is the result of a process involving technological transformation, process optimization and service improvement aimed to … Read more

PONS IP TURNS THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG INNOVATORS DURING WORLD IP DAY 2022

PONS IP, a global consulting firm specializing in Intellectual Property, has contributed to the international celebration of WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Day with a meeting at the company’s Madrid headquarters bringing together two young professionals from PONS IP, a company where one in three members is under 35 years of age, and two other young members … Read more

Movies Based on Literary Works and Intellectual Property Law

Cinema has always found a source of inspiration in literary works to bring stories that have already been told in written form to the screen. The obvious and famous examples are, among others, all those superhero movies based on Marvel or DC Comics comic books that attract so much the audiences’ attention, or the more … Read more

A LOOK INTO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY IN COLOMBIA – CONPES 4026

has a new Intellectual Property (IP) policy, CONPES 4062 of November 29, 2021, with a ten-year horizon and an estimated cost of 21,403 million Colombian pesos. Its main objective is to‘Consolidate IP generation and management and its use with tools to encourage the creation, innovation, knowledge transfer, and increase the country’s productivity‘. We hope it … Read more

CARMEN GONZÁLEZ IS RE-ELECTED AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL ASSOCIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGENTS UNTIL 2024

Carmen González, Trademark and Brand Intelligence Manager at PONS IP, has been re-elected by the Board of Directors of the Official Association of Intellectual Property Agents (COAPI) as Vice President of the organization after the General Meeting held on March 23 in Madrid. The organization that represents all Intellectual Property Agents in Spain linked to … Read more

FROM EUROPEAN PATENT TO UNITARY PATENT

What is the Unitary Patent? The Unitary Patent is a unified system that makes it possible for any owner of a European Patent (EP) to obtain patent protection in up to 25 member states of the European Union by means of a single procedure, provided that the claims that have been granted are identical for all member states. What is the process … Read more

THE RETURN OF BRANDING | THE 10TH EDITION OF THE BRANDING OBSERVATORY UNLOCKS THE KEYS TO DRIVING BUSINESS FROM THE BRAND PERSPECTIVE

Madrid, March 16, 2022. – Branding professionals assembled at the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM) on March 16 for the 10th edition of the Branding Observatory, promoted by the Marketing Association of Spain (AMKT), GfK – an international market research consultancy, Summa – a pioneering branding company in Spain, the Leading Brands of Spain Forum, and PONS IP – a leading intellectual property consultancy. … Read more

PONS IP JOINS COTEC FOUNDATION’S COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY AND DIGITAL ETHICS

The COTEC Foundation for Innovation has published the document ‘Commitments to Privacy and Digital Ethics’ that aims to serve as a basis for organizations to transform policies on privacy management and the ethical use of data. The document includes a series of commitments to guarantee the privacy of client and user data among Spanish organizations. Public and … Read more

PONS IP CONSOLIDATES ITS LEADERSHIP FOLLOWING THE WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW 2022 RANKING

The 2022 edition of the WTR 1000 (World’s Leading Trademark Professionals) is now official. This reference guide, which identifies the leading professionals and firms specializing in intellectual property worldwide, has once again recognized PONS IP‘s leadership in the Spanish and Colombian markets, both from the perspective of strategy and protection as well as legal defense in … Read more

SMART ROBOTS: LEGAL ASPECTS AND RESPONSIBILITY

SMART ROBOTS: LEGAL ASPECTS AND RESPONSIBILITY

Automation is a fundamental instrument for the digital transformation of sectors as diverse as the industry, healthcare and defense. Robots have become increasingly self-sufficient thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. The AI concept is now 65 years old. It was proposed during a conference at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in 1956 by three great … Read more

ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE NEW ST-26 STANDARD FOR THE SUBMISSION OF BIOLOGICAL SEQUENCE LISTS IN PATENT APPLICATIONS

NEW ST-26 STANDARD FOR THE SUBMISSION OF BIOLOGICAL SEQUENCE LIST IN PATENT APPLICATIONS

A sequence list included in a patent application gathers the information on all (nucleotide and/or amino acid) biological sequences to which the application refers in its description and/or claims in an orderly manner and in a particular format in compliance with regulations in force. Specifically, the ST-25 Standard established how sequence lists had to be … Read more

PONS IP WAS AWARDED THE ISO 27001 CERTIFICATION IN INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT

ISO 27001

PONS IP, a global consulting firm specialized in Intellectual Property, was awarded by Bureau Veritas the certification of compliance with the international standard ISO 27001, which guarantees maximum security in information management protocols. In this way, Bureau Veritas accredits PONS IP’s firm commitment to strengthening information protection for clients during all phases of service provisioning, … Read more

PONS IP JOINS THE COTEC FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION

PONS IP se incorpora a fundación COTEC

PONS IP, a global consulting firm specialized in Intellectual Property, has officially joined the Cotec Foundation for Innovation as a permanent member after the business meeting that both entities held at the headquarters of the organization with the presence of Cotec’s General Manager, Jorge Barrero, and PONS IP’s General Manager, Nuria Marcos, together with their … Read more

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S LARGEST MOBILE TECHNOLOGY NEW PROTOCOL 2022 FOR THE “MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS”TRADE FAIR?

NEW Protocolo WMC

The Barcelona Commercial Court and the European Union Trademark Courts of Alicante have published the “Protocol for on-call service and prompt response” for the Mobile World Congress 2022 – to be held from 28 February to 3 March. The event is expected to attract one of the world’s largest crowds of leading companies in the … Read more

CATALONIA, NATIONAL LEADER IN HEALTH-RELATED PATENT FAMILIES SINCE 2012

Report Biocat

Investments in health-related startups in the BioRegion continue to rise steadily and have once again surpassed the 200 million barrier for the second year in a row, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, €238 million in investments have been raised, which is the highest figure on record to date. As reported in the 2021 BioRegion … Read more

PATRICIA RAMOS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF PONS IP

PATRICIA RAMOS, SUBDIRECTORA GENERAL DE PONS IP

PONS IP, a global consulting firm specializing in Intellectual Property, has appointed Patricia Ramos as Assistant Director-General, a position recently created by the company to consolidate the process of digital transformation, quality improvement and process optimization initiated in 2020 at PONS IP. Patricia Ramos will combine this role with her position as Head of the … Read more

PONS IP, The First Spanish Company to Become A Partner of WIPO Green

WIPO GREEN

Madrid, December 2, 2021.- PONS IP, a global company specializing in Intellectual Property, is now a partner of WIPO Green, the World Intellectual Property Organization online platform created in 2013 to promote technology exchange and support global efforts to address climate change by connecting providers with those seeking environmentally-friendly technologies. Out of the 134 WIPO … Read more

DEEPFAKE AND COPYRIGHT GENERATION By José Carlos Erdozain, 'Of Counsel' at PONS IP

DEEPFAKE AND COPYRIGHT GENERATION

The term deepfake has been growing in significance over the past few years. This refers to an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that makes it possible to edit videos of actual people that are actually nothing more than fake images of such people. The actual person and a virtual reality that identifies with that person but … Read more

Patenting biological material

Patenting biological material

Patent protection for inventions involving living beings or their components is highly controversial. Among other reasons, this is due to the bioethical implications involved in granting a holder an exclusive exploitation right over something that actually already exists in nature and that may even belong to the subject from which the biological sample that gave … Read more

TWO PONS IP LAWYERS LISTED AMONG THE 2022 BEST LAWYERS™

BEST LAWYERS™ 2022

Two lawyers from PONS IP, a global company specializing in Intellectual Property, have been featured in the long-awaited 2022 Best Lawyers in Spain™. Our Counsel José Carlos Erdozain has been selected as Best Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, while Jean Devaureix has been recognized in the Litigation category. Both have been acknowledged as the best … Read more

ISABEL CORTÉS, NEW VICE-CHAIR OF THE HARMONIZATION COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION

VICE-CHAIR OF THE HARMONIZATION COMMITTEE INTA

It is now official. Isabel Cortés, International Legal Affairs at PONS IP, has been appointed vice-chair of the Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the world’s leading global association of professionals which represents more than 6,500 organizations from 184 countries and 34,000 trademark professionals worldwide. This way, Isabel … Read more

OWNERSHIP, SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE, THE KEYS TO THE NEW MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR THE NEW DATA ECONOMY

THE NEW DATA ECONOMY

Technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence or 5G have strongly burst into the economy and created opportunities for an industry that, in the near future, will be based on the management of non-personal data as one of the main growth assets of these companies. In this timely context, Tecniberia, in collaboration with PONS IP, held … Read more