On October 31, 2019, Brexit was expected to reach its final conclusion. However, at the last minute, the United Kingdom and the European Union, because of a lack of agreement, decided to extend the negotiation period to January 31, 2020. If negotiations are once again postponed, the scenarios remain unchanged for the Brexit and its […]
Like many digital players, Fashion ID inserted a Facebook “Like” button on its website. This plug-in automatically collects and transmits to Facebook the personal data of the website users, whether or not they click on the button, and whether or not they have a Facebook account. This process takes place without any control by the […]
To the delight of our taste buds, flavors and gourmet creations are part of our daily lives, but from a legal perspective, the situation is more delicate and the flavor more bitter. Indeed, there is a consensus on the need to protect culinary creations but intellectual property law currently offers only peripheral protection. As […]
Protecting intellectual property assets is a major concern of companies. Trademarks are a subject of immediate interest, because they allow consumers to associate products and/or services with a specific company. The company is therefore more easily recognized and is more likely to see customers buy its products. Once a trademark has been duly registered, […]
On April 30, Spain finalized the reform of its trademark law, started in late 2018. From that date, the Royal Decree 306/2019 of 26 April 2019 amending the Regulations under Spanish Trademark Act 17/2001 entered into force. The possibility to request proof of use in defense in opposition proceedings is one of the main […]
Nathalie Dreyfus has been admitted as panelist and arbitrator in the CIRA Panel (Canadian Internet Registration Authority). The CIRA Panel is a new Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre which belongs to the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC). The main aim of CIRA is to settle disputes concerning domain names through a quick and relatively […]
The Office of the United Kingdom has withdrawn its notification made under Rule 34 (2) (b) of the Common Regulations applicable to the Madrid Agreement as well as to the Madrid Protocol.
According to the judgment “Société Roche Bobois Groupe v. Société Caravane” of 23 January 2019, n° 17-18693, the French Cour de cassation held that a sign used to reference a piece of furniture may constitute a trademark infringement. In the present case, Roche Bobois had marketed sofas referenced as “Karawan”. Caravane, considering this exploitation damaging, […]
Since March 17, 2019, Canada has officially become a member of the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty. These treaties will be applicable in Canada from 17 June 2019.
One of the main innovations introduced by the "Trademark Package" Directive of 16 December 2015 (2015/2436 EU) is the introduction of an administrative procedure for revocation or declaration of invalidity. Some countries, such as Great Britain or Germany, have already introduced this possibility into their legislation but this was not the case in France.