Spain flag Spain: Business Environment

Intellectual property in Spain

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Oficina Espanola de Patentes y Marcas for patents and trademark registrations.
Intellectual Property Central Registry
The competencies related to intellectual property were transferred to the Autonomous Communities which have their own registry, in coordination with the Intellectual Property Central Registry.
Regional Organisations
OEB, European Patent's Office,
EUIPO European Union Intellectual Property Office
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

 
Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
« Ley de patentes » (11/1986 of March 20)
20 years
Trademark
 
« Ley de marcas » (17/2001 of December 7)
10 year protection, renewable by 10 year periods. Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Design
 
« Ley de protección Jurídica del Diseño Industrial » 20/2003 of July 7)
5 year protection, renewable for 5 year periods, up to 25 years maximum.  
Copyright
 
Royal Legislative Order 1/1995 of April 12
lifetime of the author plus 70 years after his death. WIPO Copyright Treaty
Industrial Models
 
Royal Law-Order of July 26, 1929
20 years  

Return to top

Any Comment About This Content? Report It to Us.

 

© Export Entreprises SA, All Rights Reserved.
Latest Update: September 2022

Return to top