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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International trademark : Malaysia’s accession to the Madrid System

After the accession of the Republic of Rwanda, Algeria, Gambia, Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, Samoa and Canada, it is Malaysia’s turn to join the Madrid System. This means the Madrid Union now has 106 members, covering 122 countries. This succession of countries acceeding confirms the success of the Madrid System and its effectiveness in […]
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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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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 […]
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The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 10/2019 and thus provided welcome clarifications on domain names

On April 23rd 2019, the Russian Supreme Court adopted Resolution No. 10/2019, which clarified the provisions of Part 4 of the Russian Civil Code relating to intellectual property rights, and therefore to domain names, which are the subject of this article.   Among the clarifications provided, the Russian Supreme Court decided in particular that the […]
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