Claiming unregistered trademark rights on a geographical name is a difficult challenge in UDRP proceedings

While certain geographical names may, by exception, benefit from protection within the meaning of the UDRP rules, it should be … Continued

COMPUTER GRAFICS – Modification of the opposition procedure in France: an increased protection for the right holders

RDAP replaces WHOIS

The WHOIS protocol now appears to be outdated due to the evolution of technical requirements in the digital era. Indeed, … Continued

Audiovisual works: the protection of program titles by trademark law

Companies which specialise in the audiovisual sector often require protection for their program titles through trademark law. If granted, this … Continued

The EU cybersecurity certification Framework

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and they are becoming more sophisticated. Our current business model is globally interconnected; commercial transactions … Continued

Social networks and online reviews: how to defend against unfair competition

In a short time, networking sites have become one of the main channels for companies’ communication. eBay, Tripadvisors, Amazon or … Continued

New French Decree on the protection of trade secrets : provisional sequestration of seized documents

French Decree No. 2018-1126 of 11 December 2018 on the protection of trade secrets, enacted in application of Act No. 2018-670 … Continued

US : A copyright registration is required prior to filing a copyright infringement suit

The U.S. Supreme Court held on March 4, 2019 on a long-debated question. In “Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. … Continued