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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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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Brexit: the three potential scenarios

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 […]
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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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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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