Trademarks and Designs

Symbole copyrightIn the digital age, now more than ever, questions about trademarks are at the core of organizational strategy. Global competition, more complex environments, and increased risk; the management of trademarks and models portfolios has become very complex and the consequences reverberate on such a scale that only a few expert firms can now claim international recognition in these matters.

Each member of the Dreyfus team brings their expertise and industry knowledge, which guarantees support and guidance in this area. The firm’s investment and creativity enables the development of a unique trademark management solution online. For each of the firm’s clients, Dreyfus IPweb ® ensures optimal management of the trademarks and models and domain names portfolios. Customized tips and innovative tools explain why Dreyfus has been entrusted with more trademark registrations than any other consulting firm in this field, both in France and Europe.

 

Services

Trademarks

  • Registrability and prior Rights searches in France, the European Union and internationally.
  • Registration, administrative monitoring of trademarks such as availability studies, trademark filing and renewal operations in France, the European Union and Internationally.
  • Trademark portfolio management: defining and implementing the valorization and protection of the company’s existing trademarks as well as territorial concerns.
  • Contracting practices such as the drafting and negotiation of licenses, co-ownership contracts, trademark transactions and coexistence agreements.
  • Monitoring of the Dreyfus IPweb® platform provides an automatic control of your company’s trademarks rights infringement. This service allows you to be aware of identical and similar trademark applications in order to make opposition in due time, even before their registration. – For more information, see Monitoring services
  • Infringement, counterfeiting, cybersquatting and unfair competition cases.
  • Cease and desist letters, take-down notices.
  • Coexistence and settlement negotiations.
  • Opposition procedures.
  • Litigation, arbitration and disputes.
  • Anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting procedures.
  • Customs surveillance and seizures.

Designs

  • Registrability and prior Rights searches in France, the European Union and internationally.
  • Registration, administrative monitoring of designs such as availability studies, designs filing and renewal operations in France, the European Union and Internationally.
  • Designs portfolio management: defining and implementing the valorization and protection of the company’s existing designs as well as territorial concerns.
  • Contracting practices such as the drafting and negotiation of licenses, co-ownership contracts, trademark transactions and coexistence agreements.
  • Cease and desist letters, take-down notices.
  • Coexistence and settlement negotiations.
  • Opposition procedures.
  • Customs surveillance and seizures.

 

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No likelihood of confusion for the juxtaposition of a corporate name with a prior trademark: ECOLAB / KAIROS ECOLAB.

Posted on 13 February 2019

It was after a lengthy procedure that the French Supreme Court, the Cour of Cassation, in its judgment delivered by the Commercial Chamber on November 14, 2018, held that there was no likelihood of confusion between the prior mark ECOLAB and the contested mark KAIROS ECOLAB.

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Alsatian Sauerkraut is recognized as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)!

Posted on 5 February 2019

The famous Alsatian Choucroute (Sauerkraut) was finally recognized on July 3rd, 2018 as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) at the European level.

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