What Are the Pitfalls of Not Having IP Protection?

Intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset that can help businesses grow and protect their investments. Without adequate IP protection, … Continued

What are the suggested modifications to the UDRP?

Following the UDRP ‘s new gTLD program, new Rights Protection Review Mechanisms (RPM) have been implemented to protect trademark holders, … Continued

Towards increased protection for authors and performers: what does Directive 2019/790 bring to the harmonization of contract chains?

The Copyright Directive n° 2019/790 of April 17, 2019 is a milestone in strengthening the protection for authors and performers. … Continued

Why does the willingness to sell a domain name is not conditioned on an active approach? 

(OMPI, Centre d’arbitrage et de médiation, 23 février 2021, affaire n° D2020-3322, Netflix Inc. c. WhoisGuard, Inc. / Siddharth Sethi) … Continued

How does the bad faith duplicate between registration and bad faith use?

While one generally refers to the “three criteria” of the UDRP (a trademark similar to the domain name; the absence … Continued

How to protect your brands in the digital era?

“Intellectual property was viewed with passion – and in a style steeped in pre-Romanticism! – as “the most sacred, the … Continued

The current reputation of the trademark is not sufficient to prove bad faith registration of an old domain name

Source: WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, Nov. 24, 2020, case DRO2020-0007, NAOS c/ Bioderm Medical Center   The Bioderma brand … Continued

Unfair competition: a doomed market place

On November 20, 2020, the Court of Appeal of Paris, condemned Webedia, a company specialised  in the management of Internet … Continued

Filing a trademark on behalf of a company in the process of creation: who may bring a trademark infringement action?

It is common for trademarks to be filed by individuals acting on behalf of a company in the process of … Continued

The creation of a data access system Whois by ICANN

Since the advent of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), it has become really difficult to obtain information about the … Continued