Canada: Accession to the Madrid System

Since March 17, 2019, Canada has officially become a member of the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty. These treaties will be applicable in Canada from 17 June 2019.

Evolution of the number of domain name registrations in the world

In this article, we present the latest key statistics on domain name registration from a report published by Verisign in … Continued

Entry into force of a new version of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol for the international trademark.

On February 1, 2019, a new version of the Common regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol for the international … Continued

Trademark reform package – Changes in the opposition procedure : formal rules (Part II.)

Continuing the review of the changes in the opposition procedure made by the French draft orders transposing the “Trademark reform package”, we will now focus on the conduct of the procedure.

Trademark reform package – Changes in the opposition procedure : substantive rules (Part I.)

Among the changes made by the French draft orders transposing the “Trademark reform package”, in addition to deleting the graphic representation requirement and the expansion of grounds for refusing an application, is the modification of the opposition procedure.

Amendments introduced to the Czech Trademark Law Act

The Czech Republic has recently amended its trademark law in order to transpose the EU Directive of 16 December 2015

Trademark reform package – Change in the grounds for refusal of registration

In France, the transposition of the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 16, 2015 is still ongoing. The draft orders, published on February 15, plan numerous amendments to the Intellectual Property Code. We will focus here on the grounds for refusal of an application for registration of a trademark, which are extended by the project.

Trademark reform package – Deletion of the requirement for graphic representation

Following our previous analysis of the modifications generated by the draft enactment project of the “Trademark Package” in French law, we focus our analysis here on the elimination of the graphical representation requirement.

Analysis of the risk of confusion between a domain name and a trademark within the scope of the UDRP proceedings

SOURCE: WOPI, Arbitration and Mediation Centre, 15 November 2018, No. D2018-1865, Medical Marijuana, Inc. v. Domains By Proxy, LLC / … Continued

Nathalie Dreyfus : domain names, an asset and risks

Domain name registrations are constantly increasing, reaching a growth rate of 3.5% in 2018. Domain names represent a valuable business … Continued