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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Enterprise names and Trademarks in China

The Asian giant – hitherto invisible – has become one of the countries where most patent and trademark applications are filed. It is not surprising that companies from all over the world want to have a presence in China. However, several factors must be taken into account when setting up these companies’ such as the […]
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The « Copyright in the Digital Single Market » Directive: transposition is on the way!

Protecting authors’ rights is a necessity in the digital age, as information flows more and more easily. That is why the European Commission reported in September 2017 that it was necessary to tackle illegal online content, while the French legislature has already transposed several European directives and has modified its literary and artistic property law. […]
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No exclusive right on the image of property.

The image of property cannot be subjected to an exclusive right. This is also valid for public domain properties, as stated in the Council of State’s decision dated April 13, 2018. (CE  13-4-2018 n°397047, Etablissement public du domaine national de Chambord c/ Société Kronenbourg). In this case, the Kronenbourg company used a photography of Chambord […]
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The pseudonym: what protection?

As an Alias adopted to preserve anonymity, the pseudonym is frequently used in the public sphere for commercial purposes. This can be, for example, the pen name of an author, the identity under which a painter is known, etc.   French law does not provide any legal status for the pseudonym. However, it is recognized […]
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