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Spain: Club Atlético de Madrid recovers the domain name “atleticodemadrid.com”

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Patricia Torres The Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid has successfully recovered the domain name <atleticodemadrid.com> in a recent domain name dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Case No. D2015-1659). The disputed domain name, which was registered by a third party …

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Spain: Judge orders the blocking of pirate website “Rojadirecta” as an interim measure

By Gonzalo Santos In the course of a judicial process started by DTS Distribuidora de Televisión Digital (Canal +), a Spanish court has ordered ISPs to provisionally block access to the famous pirate website, which provides users with links to sporting events around the world. Said blocking shall be made effective if the website does …

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Spain: Subsidies for film production under scrutiny

By Gonzalo Santos Following a report from the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (“ICAA” in its Spanish acronym), Spanish courts are currently investigating whether a series of film production companies have received from the ICAA public grants based on false information. Under the current subsidy scheme, film production companies can request repayment grants …

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SPAIN: Tougher prison penalties for IP infringers

Author: Gonzalo Santos On 1 July 2015, a major amendment of the Spanish Criminal Code entered into force. Among other measures, said amendment considerably increases the maximum prison sentences which can be imposed for criminal activities against intellectual property. Prior to the amendment, the maximum imprisonment penalties for them were of 2 years (4 years …

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Spain: National Court suspends the strike of La Liga

By Ceyhun Pehlivan The Spanish National Court has ruled in favour of the Spanish Football League (LFP), and suspended the proposed strike called by the Spanish Football Players’ Union for the final two rounds of the Spanish top-tier football league La Liga discussed in our previous article. Spain’s Football Federation and the Fédération Internationale de …

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Spain: TV rights dispute threatens La Liga

By Ceyhun Pehlivan Spain’s Football Federation has recently suspended the Spanish league and cup matches from this weekend onwards in protest of the recent law on the collective sale of television rights and the distribution of revenue, Royal Decree-Law 5/2015 on the commercialization of rights to exploit audiovisual content of professional football competitions (the “Act”). …

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Webinar on the Re-Opening of the Spanish Gambling Market

The Spanish gambling market is about to live two very relevant developments: its re-opening for new entrants as well as the introduction of new and long-time-awaited games. Spain is one of the most relevant markets for online gambling operators in Europe, which should be growing significantly in the next future due to these new features. …

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Real Madrid 2014/15 audiovisual rights for sale

Real Madrid has just published in its website that it will listen to offers from those entities who might be interested in acquiring its audiovisual rights for 2014/2015 season. Although Real Madrid audiovisual rights had already been sold to the Spanish company Mediapro, Spanish antitrust authorities declared that such sale of rights was against to …

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Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Jorge Monclús The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona filed a lawsuit against Le Monde as a consequence of …

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Spain: Spain launches a reform of the Intellectual Property Law. Including the so-called “Google News tax” on use of copyrighted material.

By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Jorge Monclús The Spanish Council of Ministers has just approved a draft law for the partial reform of the Intellectual Property Law. It will be now submitted to the Spanish Parliament for discussion and final approval. Although the final version of the draft law is not yet available, on the basis …

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