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The CNMC issues its opinion on the Draft Bill for the Amendment of Industrial Property Laws


This Legal Briefing analyses the Report published by the CNMC on the Draft Bill to amend the industrial property laws promoted by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

The National Commission on Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, “CNMC”) has issued its opinion1 on the draft bill (“DB”) amending Law 17/2001, of 7 December, on Trade Marks; Law 20/2003, of 7 July, on the Legal Protection of Industrial Designs; and Law 24/2015, of 24 July, on Patents, promoted by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The report on the DB sets out the objectives of reforming the substantive industrial property laws to adapt them to the current reality, simplifying certain concepts and procedures and providing greater clarity and legal certainty for users of the industrial property system.

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For more information on the Draft Bill to reform the Trade Marks Act, the Industrial Designs Act and the Patents Act, see pages 6-8 of the 2021 Year in Review, available via this PDF.

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