News and articles about Commercial Law in Spain


How to register a trademark in Spain

First of all, we have to define the concept of trademarks. Trademarks are signs allowing business people to distinguish their products or services from the products or services of competitors.

On the other hand, it is necessary to know the difference between trademarks and trade names and corporate names:

  • Trade names are signs or denominations identifying a company in trade activities and serve to identify it, separate it and distinguish it from other companies undertaking identical or similar activities.
  • The corporate name is the name that identifies a legal entity in mercantile operations as the subject in legal relations and is therefore subject to rights and obligations.
leveraged buy out

Leveraged buy out: all you need to know

From a conceptual point of view, the concept of leverage refers to the relationship between the level of own resources and the level of external resources to be used when acquiring a given asset.

Focusing on the subject matter of this blog, and from a strict point of view of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), leverage is the relationship between the company’s own assets, or rather, the equity used to promote a sale and external resources in the form of loans or similar that the acquiring company requests to pay part of the price.

In this way we are presented with the concept of leveraged buy-out,

Como constituir una startup

How to set up a Startup

To know the needs and problems that a Startup have to deal with, we will analyse and develop its different phases and stages through the life of these companies goes, with a potential growth and highlighted needs.

The different stages of a Starup

Seed Stage

Also known as the stage of the “sketch”, we are on the initial stage: the conception of the idea or business and the development of a specific product or service.

In this first step we find, a team (usually small) without having any business model built or defined.