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23 December 2019
A new edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest and most important event in the mobile communications industry, will be held in Barcelona from 24 to 27 February 2020.
Foreseeing possible conflicts that may exist between the participating companies, the panel of judges of the Barcelona commercial courts – for the sixth consecutive year and for the second year in conjunction with the panel of judges of the Alicante commercial courts (the EU trademark courts) – have agreed to adopt a specific protocol of guard service and fast action which contains effective measures to protect technology patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyrights, competition law, unfair competition and unlawful advertising acts in relation to products and materials which are on display at the MWC.
The agreed protocol, which will be applied during February 2020 and the days of the event, consists of:
The Barcelona commercial courts and the EU trademark courts highlighted the results of applying the MWC 2019 protocol as follows:
The commercial courts foresee that the number of cases filed will increase – in particular, regarding the filing of protective letters, the verification of facts procedures or interim injunction petitions. Further, an exponential growth of cases relating to EU trademarks and community designs from the EU trademark court is anticipated.
For further information on this topic please contact Alejandro Angulo, Jesús Arribas or Ignacio Marqués at Grau & Angulo by telephone (+34 93 202 34 56) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The Grau & Angulo website can be accessed at www.ga-ip.com.
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