As an intangible asset of a company, a patent is an economic tool. It provides its owner with a competitive advantage by granting a monopoly that enables the owner to prohibit any use of the invention without the owner’s consent.
The Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) law handles the full spectrum of IT and telecoms-related issues and involves advising and drafting agreements, licensing and advertising, data protection and privacy laws, e-commerce issues and fraud prevention.
The right of withdrawal is the most important consumer right concerning long distant selling contracts as established in the Spanish consumer protection act Ley General para la Defensa de los Consumidores y Usuarios (TRLGDCU).
The new regulation on the procedures for managing websites and blogs is to preserve bibliographic content and permit its access for cultural, research and informational purposes.
In Spain the conservation centres determine which online publication should be in the legal deposit to be conserved.
Distance selling has increased significantly in recent years, thus requiring knowledge of the registration requirements for distance companies in the Distance Selling Companies Registry.
The new regulation regarding the prevention of money laundering crimes and the financing of terrorism affects some conditions of the legislation regarding the protection of personal data information in Spain.
In Spain, no specific regulation governs the crime of digital identity theft. However, the rights of individuals on the Internet can be defended by a combination of the Spanish Penal Code articles and sanctions can be issued.
This article tries to reflect on the relations between two legislations that in principle have nothing in common, but that are called upon to relate to each other, thus it decides the legislator, which is essential for the good functioning of the business of the obligated parties.
The possibility of spying on mobile devices has demonstrated the need for Spanish companies to search for legal means of protecting themselves against possible complaints by clients concerning potential loss or theft of information. The different types of mobile applications – online or offline, invasive or non-invasive – determine the rules that are to be followed.
Knowing of the existence and operations of the Risk Information Centre of the Central Bank of Spain (CIRBE) is essential in understanding our rights and obligations related to certain financial information and in order to differentiate between patrimonial and credit solvency, commonly referred to as “defaulter files”, which are regulated by Art.