The Office of the United Kingdom has withdrawn its notification made under Rule 34 (2) (b) of the Common Regulations applicable to the Madrid Agreement as well as to the Madrid Protocol.
The Czech Republic has recently amended its trademark law in order to transpose the EU Directive of 16 December 2015
Canada is finally implementing the new provisions set out in the "Trade-marks Regulations"
In a decision of 10 July 2018 (no. 16-23694), the judges of cassation clarified the criteria for assessing unfair commercial use as well as the concept of just cause with respect to the usage of a well-known trademark, all within the scope of the disputed employ of the Taittinger surname. The affair opposes a member […]
In case where the European Commission Draft Withdrawal Agreement is signed and ratified by the parties, it will offer advantages in terms of intellectual property rights protection by ensuring continuous protection in the UK. There are many unaddressed issues concerning trademark rights registered in the European Union. Today, less than eight months before the Great […]
The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent an exceptionally important date for Paris. The city’s application was accepted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 13 September 2017. This event is a major challenge for both the Olympic trademark and the partner trademarks which will be protected by intellectual property rights and competition law. Challenges […]
Faced with cumbersome administrative procedures and numerous incoming letters, companies are facing a very worrying kind of fraud. This takes the form of fraudulent invoices from companies pretending to be official bodies domiciled abroad in order to collect payments for trademark services. Fraudulent invoices While rationally, companies are cautious about their accounts and the payment […]
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 […]
Being symptoms of the language revolution in the Internet era, Emoticons, a sort of “digitalized emotions”, have been face with Trademark Right. Emoticons are sequences of characters that describe emotions, feelings or sensations in a written speech. Widely used nowadays on social networks, their paternity is still a subject of debate. Although the idea of […]
On February 4, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had the opportunity to specify the scope of the first sentence of article 23 § 1, first sentence, of the Community Regulation (CE) n°207/2009 on the European Union trademark. Despite a detailed reasoning resulting from a teleological reading of that regulation, we can […]