Entries by Nicolás Melchior

Spain combats Money Laundering

The fight against money laundering focuses on eliminating the laundering of funds or assets obtained through illegal activities. Not only are credit institutions and investment service companies obliged to comply with national and international legislation, but so are notaries, lawyers, and prosecutors.

Protecting trade marks in Spain

A trade mark is a distinctive sign indicating products and services. Registration confers an exploitation monopoly to the depositor who can prohibit use of his or her distinctive sign by any third party. To protect his or her brand is essential; it prevents a third party from taking advantage of efforts invested in the product or service. In Spain, rights in trademarks are acquired with registration. A trademark is protected for ten years and is renewable infinitely.

Dissolution of a Limited Liability Company in Spain

Of the various probable instances for the dissolution of an L.L.C. in Spain, some are based on economic reasons (accumulation of losses, capital reduction below a legal threshold, etc.) and others may be due to the behaviour of its partners (paralysis of the company, agreement on the dissolution, etc.).

Counting Leave in Spain and France

The counting of paid leave days is not always clear, as demonstrated by the recent decision of the Court of Appeals regarding a dispute between Air France and one of its part-time employees. It is therefore important for employers to remain aware of the regulations on paid leave at all times.