UAIPIT Desarrollo Parliament approves Copyright Directive, 14 Apr 2019 09:16:20 +02006997Last 26 March, the European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive with 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. In the absence of a formal adoption of the text by the EU Council, countries will have 24 months to transfer the changes into their national legislation.WIPO launches the Mediation Pledge for IP and technology disputes, 23 Mar 2019 13:57:05 +01006945The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation. WIPO provides companies, universities and research and development (RThe Spanish preliminary Draft Law on mediation approved, 31 Jan 2019 10:10:43 +01006770Last January 11, the Council of Ministers approved the Draft Law aimed to promote mediation, which will change its voluntary nature to obligatory. Parties in dispute will have to attend a mandatory informative and exploratory session during the six months prior to the filing of the lawsuit in an assessed number of matters.Amendment of the Spanish Trade mark Law, 17 Jan 2019 15:42:42 +01006732Last January 14th 2019, the Royal Decree-Law 23/2018 on Modification of Law 17/2001 on Trade marks entered into force. The purpose of this reform is to harmonize the Law with Directive (EU) 2015/2436.