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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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The attempt to harmonize the notion of “public communication”

A real jurisprudential saga has been at play for several years around the delimitation of the scope of application of the notion of “communication to the public”. Indeed, the question is in which case this notion can be applied. Before looking at the evolution of case law, it is important to take a look at […]
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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 […]
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World Intellectual Property Forum, November 6-8 2019

Meet Nathalie Dreyfus at the World Intellectual Property Forum in Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan, from November 6 to 8, 2019. This year’s conference will be on the following theme: “IP as a Powerhouse for Innovation and Economic Growth“. This three-day forum will focus on recent developments in intellectual property and their synchronization with business objectives. […]
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