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 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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Towards the protection of culinary creations by certificate?

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 […]
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UK : a new IP law

Like every “wash-up period” preceeding the dissolution of the British Parliament and the election of a new one, this latest period witnessed the rushed adoption of a new intellectual property Act, which received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017. The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act As its name implies, the Act is specific to threats […]
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