Are they copying your trademark, design or patent in Spain? Ask for damages.

4 January, 2014

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Do you have a trademark, industrial design or a registered patent in Spain and you know that someone is copying you? Why do not you prevent it, it’s your right.

The registration of a trademark, patent or industrial design offer the holder the exclusive right to use and market. Consequently anyone who manufactures or markets what you have is infringing your rights protected and you can claim compensation for damages for it.

But how to know that someone is copying really? How to get proof of that? What compensation can be ordered by the infringement of my intellectual property rights? Our advice is to go to an industrial property agent, such as Volartpons.

The agent will explain without compromise what are the possibilities and the likelihood of success of each and decide if it is worth it or not to litigate. You also inform the court that there are possibilities. Honestly, if you can avoid going to court better.

A good advice is vital to being taken advantage of your creations either trademarks, industrial designs and patents.

 


To register a trademark for an association / club / group

3 January, 2014

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The associations, clubs or groups should protect their name in order impede other association, group or club makes be named by the same name or by similar one. For this reason associations register as trademark their name in order to obtaining an exclusive right on the same one.

This exclusive right has two limitations. Firstly the trademark does not protect everything, but only a few products and concrete services (classification of niza). Secondly the trademark only protects in a territory in concretly, for example Spain or the European Community.

The most relevant classes for the associations or clubs són 41, 45.

Class 41: Education; formation(training); services of entertainment; sports and cultural activities.

Class 45: juridical Services; safety services for the protection of goods and persons; personal and social services given by third parties to satisfy individual needs.

It’s very convenient to hire the services of a professional, as Volartpons, who will establish the protection strategy to obtain the maximum protection with the minimal possible resources.


Register a CTM through a Spanish IP firm

13 December, 2013

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Certainly the European Community is an attractive market for all those who live outside it. The European Community on the other hand in a vast territory where live many different intellectual property laws and therefore the registration of a trademark in each of the countries is particularly difficult and costly. There is a simpler and cheaper way , The Community Trade Mark (CTM) .

The CTM ‘s can manage any Industrial Property Agent resident in a country of the European Community such as Volartpons . A very attractive option for those who wish to register a CTM is Spain . To know why , read on …

Why work with a Spanish agent?

Firstly because of the proximity with the OHIM which is based in Alicante ( Spain ) .

Secondly by the ease of communication since it is not the same work with someone who speaks English or German only with someone if you have to clarify some you can call and speak in the native language aspect ; Spanish .

Thirdly Spain being a country where the standard of living compared to the rest of Europe is low and consequently the agents fees are also compared with the agents of other countries.

Finally note that the rate paid to OHIM is quite high ( € 900 for the registration of three classes ) . About this rate the Patent Agents added their fees for work done .


What countries covers / covers / includes / protects the CTM or European Community Trademark?

2 December, 2013

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The European Community Trademark (CTM) does not include all the countries of Europe.  The CTM only covers the countries of the European Union that are most but not all of Europe. If you apply a CTM you are requesting the registration of the trademark in all EU countries as a”block”. You do not have to designate each country as in the international trademark applications. Therefore it is easy to get oppositions against the CTM application and consequently we recommend to apply a CTM through a professional, such as Volartpons.

Bandera de la UE

The countries in the European Union and therefore covered by the Community Trademark (CTM) today are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

It is important to remember that there are other European countries that are not part of the EU and therefore not covered. These are:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Switzerland, Ukraine, State of Vatican City.

 


URGENT Trademark Application (Spanish Trademark, European Community Trademark, International Trademark)

The registration of a trademark, the application date marks the beginning of the rights to it. For this reason, in some cases, there is the imperative of applying for registration of a trademark urgently. The urgency, it must be confessed, is not a strength of most patent and trademark agencies so it is important to know where to turn. In certain agencies, as Volartpons, have realized this need and offer to who wants it the possibility of applying for registration of a trademark urgently i.e. the same day the customer ask for the trademark application.

Moreover, customers can be confident that the trademark has applied the day that the requested since the OHIM, OEPM or WIPO issues the certificate attesting submission instantly. Undoubtedly the patent and trademark agency can forwarded to the client for tranquility.

 

 


How to know if something (an invention) is already patent (registered)?

19 November, 2013

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The majority of the inventors want to know if their idea or invention is or not new and if they can o can’t apply for a patent to protect it. In this post we are going to explain how to know if an idea or invention already is registered as a patent and in addition we are going to explain if this this circumstance is sufficient to go for your patent application.

First to be able to know if an idea or invention is registered we must know that though not this one registered, if the idea already is known, that is to say already is spread, it is not possible to register it as patent. For this motive our search must not limit to patents and models of usefulness(utility) but also it(he,she) must look for the above mentioned idea or invention in any other place (for example Internet).

Also it is important to know that if the idea or invention is registered (patented) in another country, at first(in principle) (there is an exception), it is possible to protect either in Spain nor in any other place of the world. This is like that because the idea or I invent already it(she) is not new, and the innovation worldwide is the first requirement to be able to patent an idea or invention. For this motive our search must not limit to Spain but it must include the whole world.

To know if an idea or invention is registered or patented in a concrete country it is not necessary to pay anything. It is a free service that you can offer you your same one across our pager of patents in different countries that we will throw(launch) in a few months. For the present time I leave a couple you of links of pagers of patents.

INVENES: pager of patents offered by the Spanish Office of Patents and Brands(Marks)

ESPACENET: pager of patents offered by the European Office of Patents.

The search of (clear) inventions in the pagers of patents is cumbersome since there exist multiple ways of identifying the same invention. For this motive, the agencies of patents and brands(marks), as Volartpons, offer the professional search in the above mentioned pagers of patents and in great others more. Already we speak about this type of searches here.

It is necessary to bear in mind that the fact of not having found any patent that protects the idea or invention that you have had, though it is a good indication, does not assure you that not this one protected. This is like that because the pagers of patents are not complete when those requested patents do not appear and even not published.

For this motive, great part(report) of the inventors, they prefer not investing(inverting) in the search before the record of his(her,your) idea or invention and investing(inverting) directly in the protection of the above mentioned invention or idea by means of the record of a patent.

He(She) remembers that the record of a patent must be realized across the services of a professional as Volartpons who will help you during the record in order that you do not spend(consume) any more resources of the necessary ones.


Promote for free your advertisement to sell your patent, trademark or industrial design.

19 October, 2013

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Already you know that to sell a patent, utility model, trademark, or industrial design is existed to your disposition by our markets of dealing patent, trademark and industrial designs that you will find in the same web page. These services are totally free! Once refill the necessary form to publish your advertisement, this one will be published immediately. How to increase the visits to your advertisement and this way to increase the probabilities of sale of your record? To click I like (facebook) the retwitt (twiter) or +1 (google +) placed rightly under your advertisement. With this simple action(share) you will generate new visits!


How to know if an invention / invention is patented / protected in Paraguay?

22 September, 2013

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Before applying for a patent in Paraguayyou should check if  the invention is already patented and therefore can no longer be protected. In www.Patentes-and-Marcas.com offer a direct link to the Spanish patent locator LATIPAT including patents and utility model protected in Paraguay. To see if your invention already registered, please click here. Remember that this locator is limited and therefore it is highly recommended that a preliminary report further through an industrial property agent, as Volartpons to know if is possible to protect your invention.


How to know if an invention / invention is patented / protected in Peru?

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Before applying for a patent in Peru you should check if  the invention is already patented and therefore can no longer be protected. In www.Patentes-and-Marcas.com offer a direct link to the Spanish patent locator LATIPAT including patents and utility model protected in Peru . To see if your invention already registered, please click here. Remember that this locator is limited and therefore it is highly recommended that a preliminary report further through an industrial property agent, as Volartpons to know if is possible to protect your invention.


How to know if an invention / invention is patented / protected in República Dominicana?

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Before applying for a patent in República Dominicana you should check if  the invention is already patented and therefore can no longer be protected. In www.Patentes-and-Marcas.com offer a direct link to the Spanish patent locator LATIPAT including patents and utility model protected in República Dominicana. To see if your invention already registered, please click here. Remember that this locator is limited and therefore it is highly recommended that a preliminary report further through an industrial property agent, as Volartpons to know if is possible to protect your invention.


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