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Spain general info

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the South and East by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the North and Northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the West and Northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy.


IP Legal Base in Spain

Law on Trademarks
Law on Patents
Law on the Legal Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products
Law on the Legal Protection of Industrial Designs
Law Amending Patent Law on the Transposition of European Parliament and Council Directive on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
Law governing the Protection of Plant Varieties


International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Patent Law Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property


Patent Office Contact Details

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM)
Paseo de la Castellana, 75
28046 Madrid
Phone: (34) 910 780 780


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Spain are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by VILCHES Y ASOCIADOS on 18.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Spanish IP Laws.