Changes regarding patents and trademarks with the French PACTE law (Action Plan for Growth and Transformation of Enterprises)

On October 9, 2018 the National Assembly passed a law entitled “Action Plan for Growth and Transformation of Enterprises”, i.e. the PACTE law, which has a notable impact on patents and trademarks.   Regarding patents On the one hand, we see a revitalization of the utility certificate. The utility certificate makes it possible to protect […]
Continue reading

Best wishes for 2020!

  2019 is already ending… What do you remember from this year? At Dreyfus, the year was marked by 7 months of renovations and complex client files, but above all else, great opportunities and successes. Dreyfus team is now settled in, in premises that look like them: allowing them to work in a dynamic, young […]
Continue reading

Key points of the ICANN 66 meeting in Montreal

At the 66th ICANN Forum, held in Montreal from November 1-7, 2019, several topics were discussed, including issues related to new gTLDs, domain name registrations and privacy. New gTLDs The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), ICANN’s advisory committee, recommends that the ICANN Board of Directors not create new TLDs until the various recommendations of the Competition, […]
Continue reading

The legality of permanent promotions without the prior authorization of the trademark owner

On 24 September 2019, the Lille Court ruled against a leather goods manufacturer who abruptly terminated a commercial relation ship, without notice. The manufacturer broke off this relationship without notice because the website concerned distributed the products with permanent promotional offers. The Court pointed out that no formal contract is necessary to establish the existence […]
Continue reading

FABA/FBA Paris Fashion Law and Innovation Conference, October 4th 2019

The Federal Bar Association, in collaboration with the French American Bar Association, is organizing the 2019 Fashion Law and Innovation Conference. This event will take place on Friday, October 4 at 8:30am at the Maison du Barreau in Paris. Programming will feature a notable group of law experts and industry representatives who will discuss recent […]
Continue reading

RDAP replaces WHOIS

The WHOIS protocol now appears to be outdated due to the evolution of technical requirements in the digital era. Indeed, this tool, provided by registrars, is inter alia not capable of working with either encoding or with non-latin characters. Consequently, since 2015, ICANN in collaboration with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IEFT) has been working […]
Continue reading