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Spain: The Conquest of Marca España

There has been a huge amount of hype these days surrounding the Spanish Trademark application M3074831for "Marca España" by an individual named Luis Sans Huecas for telecommunication services in class 38, with filing date 9 May 2013. The application is open to oppositions until 23 July 2013.

The project "Marca España", and the High Commissioner retained by the Government to lead it, were created by Royal Decree 998/2012, dated 28 June 2012. The purpose of this project was to enhance the positive image of Spain in the fields of the economy, science, culture, technology and social, both domestically and beyond our borders. The High Commissioner, under the sign Marca España, has been investing efforts in spreading the word of the Spanish companies and citizens, and cooperating with the Spanish Administration, including universities, commercial delegations, broadcasting public companies, etc.  to show the world how agile, gleaming, smart and solid Spain could be despite the ongoing massive crisis


But the High Commissioner failed to secure the mark to which such reputation should have been attached. And someone has just done it. 

Now the question is: is such a mark actually valid? The High Commissioner is now expected to use all legal means at hand to avoid continuance of the application, which might be various in length, costs and grounds. We will keep an eye on the route chosen by the High Commissioner and keep the readers up-to-date.  
Posted by: Fidel Porcuna @ 18.09
Tags: Spain Marca España Bad Faith,
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21 June 2013 @ 12.30
There is a mistake in the trademark application number. The correct one is 3074821.
Submitted By: Fidel Porcuna
21 June 2013 @ 12.36
Alner, many thanks for letting me know. Fidel

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