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Conditions of reuse

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The SPTO shall not be held responsible for damages resulting from the use of the tools and information provided on this Web portal in relation to the adoption of decisions regarding the commencement, development or outcome of administrative proceedings. More specifically, the information and contents of this Web portal may be not be used in proceedings brought against the Spanish Central Administration and the SPTO accepts no responsibility for any discrepancies that may exist between its administrative documents and the electronic publication of said documents within the pages of this portal.

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The following Terms and Conditions of Reuse shall apply to the reuse of information contained within this portal.


By merely making use of documents that are subject to these terms and conditions, which can be accessed at any time at “www.datos.gob.es/avisolegal”, any reusing party shall be bound by them.

Authorisation for reuse and non-exclusive transfer of intellectual property rights.

These terms and conditions allow for the reuse of the documents subject thereto for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Reuse is understood to be the use of documents held by the administrative bodies of the Spanish General State Administration and other organisations and bodies of the national public sector referred to in Article 1.2 of Royal Decree 1495/2011, of 24 October, implementing Law 37/2007, of 16 November, on the reuse of national public sector information by individuals or entities for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided that said reuse does not constitute a public administration activity. By way of example, the authorised reuse includes activities such as copying, disseminating, amending, adapting, extracting, reorganising and combining information.

The document concept is stipulated in section 2 of Article 3 of Law 37/2007, of 16 November, on the Reuse of Public Sector Information, and includes all information, whether in tangible or electronic format, as well as information represented in graphic or sound form, or by an image used, and therefore also including data at its most disaggregated level or "raw data".

Furthermore, this authorisation implies the free and non-exclusive transfer of intellectual property rights, where applicable, in relation to said documents and authorises the reproduction, distribution, public dissemination or transformation activities necessary in order to carry out the authorised reuse activity in any manner and in any format, for everyone and for the maximum term permitted by the Law.

Terms and Conditions for Reuse.

The following terms and conditions shall apply to the reuse of documents subject thereto:

  1. Any distortion of the meaning of the information is prohibited.
  2. The source of all reused documents must be cited. Such citations must be done in the following manner: "Source of the data: Spanish Patent and Trademark Office".
  3. The date on which the reused document was last updated must be mentioned, provided that said date was included in the original document.
  4. Under no circumstances must the reusing party indicate, insinuate or suggest that the SPTO, as the owner of the reused information, sponsors or supports the purpose for which the information is reused.
  5. Where applicable, the metadata relating to the update date and the applicable conditions of re-use included in the document provided for reuse must not be altered or deleted.

Exclusion of Liability.

Users or reusing parties make use of the data sets provided on their own behalf and at their own risk and as such they are exclusively liable for any third party damages that may be derived as a result of said use.

The SPTO shall not be held responsible for the use made of its information by reusing parties or for any damages or financial losses that result or may result, whether directly or indirectly, in financial or material losses or harm to data caused by the use of the reused information.

The SPTO does not guarantee the continuing availability of reusable documents, either in content or in form, and does not accept responsibility for any error or omission contained within said documents.

Liability of the Reusing Party.

The reusing party is subject to the provisions of the applicable regulations regarding the reuse of public sector information, including the scheme of penalties stipulated in Article 11 of Law 37/2007, of 16 November, on the reuse of public sector information.

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