Companies which specialise in the audiovisual sector often require protection for their program titles through trademark law. If granted, this protection obviously offers considerable advantages for the company, but it is necessary to take into consideration some limits to it. The advantages of trademark protection First, the term of protection of a title by […]
Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and they are becoming more sophisticated. Our current business model is globally interconnected; commercial transactions and even social life transcend national borders. Consequently, our vulnerability to cyber-attacks has been increased, however, the competences of the cyber security and police authorities, as well as political responses, are predominantly national. This situation […]
Canada is finally implementing the new provisions set out in the "Trade-marks Regulations"
According to article L.713-3 of the French Intellectual Property Code, in order to allow that a sign imitates an earlier trademark, a similarity must exist between the signs in question and the products or services must be identical or similar. This must also lead to a risk of confusion for an averagely attentive consumer. The […]
On September 29th, 2017, three new decrees in France were taken under The Law for a Digital Republic after a broad consultation within the conseil national de la consommation (National Consumer Council, CNC) with the representatives of the concerned companies. They clarify the practical modalities of new obligations of transparency and loyalty for online platform […]
The sale of counterfeit products currently represents 2.5% of global imports according to the OECD, amounting to more than USD 460 billion. Up to 5% of goods imported into the European Union are counterfeited goods. The sale of these counterfeited products concerns a range of industries, from luxury products and technological products to consumer goods.
The new Industrial Design Act came into effect in Zambia on June 6, 2016. It substantially amends the former law of 1958.
The power of this new communication tool in our connected society is undeniable, especially due to the growth of Twitter, which now has over 300 million active users and was the very first social network where a hashtag was used. What is the appropriate legal stance for this symbol and on what basis can it be protected?
An ICANN working group plans to improve current trademark protection mechanisms by 2017.