Too good, too bad: the popularity punishment

It is said in competition law that the market awards the strongest and fairest competitor with client fidelity, intellectual property protection and other legal or economic mechanisms meant to support a fair competitive market. Yet, reality shows otherwise. In the UK and USA, a trademark can be so popular that it becomes generic, i.e. it … More Too good, too bad: the popularity punishment

Innovative ideas… is patent registration the right protection?

There has been much discussion about the role and real effect of the patent system on the market of innovation. Recently, innovation is the most important competitive advantage and, as firms fight to be the most innovative one, the mechanisms used to protect inventions are being prosecuted closer. Patent – the problem with the definition … More Innovative ideas… is patent registration the right protection?

The Spanish Gag law

Recently, the #LeyMordaza (Gag Law) has been approved in Spain. This law essentially legalises human rights abuses. Under the new law, the production and distribution of images such as this one can get you a 30.000€ fine. The government supported the law by arguing that it is not abusive and it’s only scope is to … More The Spanish Gag law