Case law on contributory infringement is still very scarce in Spain. A Judgment dated 13 November 2020 offers a rare glimpse into the current stance of the influential Barcelona Court of Appeals (Section 15) on contributory infringement. Two points are worth noting: on the one hand, the Court sides with a specific interpretation of “staple product” (a staple product has other significant non-protected uses); on the other hand, the Court applies a seemingly strict standard on the notion of “inducement”.

Case date: 13 November 2020
Case number: 2410/2020
Court: Court of Appeal of Barcelona

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.


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