Legal Watch : A public figure’s name constitutes a right that can be the basis for UDRP proceedings

Less than a month after the 2022 presidential elections, a WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s Expert rendered a decision regarding … Continued

Personal data, intellectual property and consumer law: their challenges in the metaverse

The concept of Metaverse is nothing new. This term was first introduced by Neal Stephenson, in his science-fiction novel  “Snow … Continued

Why does good trademark protection in the Middle East require registration in Israel as well as in Palestine?

The Palestinian territory is the subject of much controversy, however, trademark rights are not as insignificant as they might seem. … Continued

Validity of three-dimensional trademarks: Tic-Tac does not crack.

A three-dimensional trademark, featuring the shape or packaging of a product is valid, provided that this shape is not exclusively … Continued

Family of trademarks and summary proceedings: from opportunism to trap?

Don’t be fooled, although the argument of the family of trademarks can certainly be used to avoid the cancellation of … Continued

Legal Watch: UDRP Proceedings: Legitimate Interest of the Respondent

The legitimate interest of the respondent justified by the use of his trademark in connection with the services for which … Continued

Trademark Modernization Act

Trademark Modernization Act: new fast and efficient procedures to challenge non-used U.S. registered trademarks. The United States Trademark system is … Continued

How could Louis Vuitton, a well-known brand, fail to prevent the registration of a competing trademark?

On November 2, 2020 Louis Vuitton Malletier filed an opposition against the application for registration of the figurative mark “LOVES … Continued

Legal Watch : THE UDRP PROCEDURE

The UDRP PROCEDURE is designed to deal with cases of abusive cybersquatting. Since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation … Continued

LEGAL WATCH : THE NAME PARISTECH.ORG

The name < PARISTECH.ORG >, operated by Parisian entrepreneurs, would not infringe Paritech’s rights. At the end of the year … Continued