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25/06/2021

Financial Times 2021

We are proud to announce that yet again ZBM Patents and Trademarks has been included in the prestigious ratings of the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Leading Patent Law…

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24/02/2021

Oscar Rubio, accredited advisor in ACCIÓ Programs

The Generalitat de Catalunya offers subsidies to SMEs with an operational establishment in Catalonia in contracting innovation services and implementation of technologies that include aspects such as technology, the innovation…

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17/11/2020

We have some news!

Here at ZBM we’re about to turn 17 and we have something exciting to announce. We’ve just launched our brand-new website which has updated and renewed design features that facilitate…

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04/11/2020

Dear clients

We are pleased to announce that ZBM Patents & Trademarks is moving its Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biotechnology team, currently based in Parc Científic de Barcelona, to Rambla de Catalunya 123.…

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31/07/2020

Impact of Brexit on IP rights

After the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and in accordance with a Withdrawal Agreement that stipulates a transition period which will end…

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09/05/2019

EPO Plant patentability

Decisions G2/12 and G2/13 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the EPO (Tomatoes II and Broccoli II) allowed the protection of plants per se, even though they had…

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19/02/2019

New Trade Secret legislation in Spain

On February 6, 2019 the Spanish Senate approved the draft of the Trade Secret Law with the purpose of transposing Directive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Parliament and of the…

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10/01/2019

Reform of the Trademarks Act in Spain

On December 21, 2018, the Council of Ministers approved by Royal Decree-Law 23/2018 the partial amendment of Trademarks Act 17/2001, with the purpose of transposing Directive (EU) 2015/2436, of December…

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02/10/2017

Note

Everyone at ZBM would like to express our deepest rejection of the violence suffered by many citizens of Catalonia on October 1st. Nothing justifies the use of violence against people…

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05/09/2017

Guillaume Durville joins ZBM

ZBM is proud to announce that Guillaume Durville joined the Madrid team this September. Guillaume holds an MSc in Applied Physics and is an Electrical Engineer. Before joining ZBM he…

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04/07/2017

New European Patent Attorney at ZBM

ZBM is delighted to announce that Margarita Hoic (MSc Industrial Engineering) has passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) this year and will become a European Patent Attorney. Margarita is also a…

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16/02/2017

Client Choice awards winners at ZBM

At a gala dinner at One Great George Street in London on Feburary 2nd, two partners of ZBM were honoured with Client Choice Awards. Anna Barlocci received a Client Choice…

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20/01/2017

Unified Patent Court before the end of 2017?

Despite the Brexit vote, last year the UK government unexpectedly announced its willingness to ratify the UPC agreement. As a consequence, the UPC preparatory committee restarted with their preparations for…

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17/01/2017

New partner in ZBM

Since the beginning of this year, Marga Ibáñez has been appointed partner of ZBM. Graduated in Philology and part of the ZBM staff since 2004, she is in charge of…

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