Representation and defence in Commercial Courts

Organic Law 8/2003 of 9 July 2003 for Bankruptcy Reform, which amends Organic Law 6/1985 of 1 July 1985 on the Judiciary, for Bankruptcy Reform, in addition to other amendments, includes a new article 86.bis in Organic Law 6/1985 of 1 July 1985 on the Judiciary, which creates commercial courts.

This article states that in each province, with jurisdiction over the whole province and headquarters in its capital, there will be one or more commercial courts; although they may also be established in towns other than the provincial capital when, in view of the population, the existence of industrial or commercial centres and economic activity, this is advisable, the scope of their jurisdiction being delimited in each case.

Likewise, commercial courts may be established that extend their jurisdiction to two or more provinces of the same Autonomous Community. Article LO 6/1985 of 1 July 1985 provides that the Commercial Courts of Alicante will also have jurisdiction, in the first instance and exclusively, to hear all disputes brought under the provisions of Rgto. 207/2009 of 26 February 2009, on the Community trade mark, and Rgto. 6/2002 of 12 December 2001, on Community designs.

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