For the first time ever, Clarke, Modet & Cº has put together the most relevant intellectual property judgments in Spanish and Portuguese markets in a single digital publication. It provides an in-depth analysis of intellectual property rights protection in more than 10 jurisdictions in 2018 and includes decisions handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (TJUE), the European Patent Office Board of Appeal (OEP), or the Court of Justice of the Andean Community (TJCA), in addition to a plethora of other national courts.
The Annual Compilation provides a summary of some of the most relevant, high-profile IP decisions handed down throughout 2018, helping readers to find some similarities in the interpretation of the law of the countries under study. In the words of Rosario Echeverría, Director of Legal Services at Clarke, Modet & Cº, “the Annual Compilation is a very novel report because, in addition to putting together judgments of great interest, it points to a common interpretation framework in terms of intellectual property in these countries.”
Accessing information concerning the regulatory framework which forms the basis of intellectual property rights throughout the world has been made relatively easy in recent years as a result of the emergence of international IP organizations. Furthermore, in regions that fall within “IP highways”, such as the United States, Europe, or Japan, various studies which allow knowing how the laws are interpreted are available. However, in all those countries which do not fall within this circuit, access to global databases and reports is not so straightforward and there is often a significant knowledge gap concerning this area.
The Annual Compilation of the most relevant intellectual property judgments of 2018 saw the participation of a total 23 experts from ten countries and was entirely coordinated and prepared by Clarke, Modet & Cº, the largest group of the sector in countries that form part of the study. Today, the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets represent 10% of the world population and 9% of the global GDP.