“No deal” Brexit and trademark rights

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 […]
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Protecting trademarks during the Olympic Games : the major issues and challenges

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 […]
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Fraudulent invoices, a worrying trademark scam

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 […]
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When Emoticons make the Trademark laugh

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 […]
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