The new trademark nullity procedure before the French Trademark Office (INPI)

On April 1, 2020, a new trademark invalidity procedure came into force with the French “PACTE” legislation. This law transposes … Continued

Raising funds through your intellectual property assets?

Start-ups’ executives, having difficulty obtaining loans to raise funds, may benefit from promoting their intellectual property assets, which can be … Continued

Sale of the domain name extensions: .cars, .car and .auto at auction

The domain name extensions (gTLDs) “.cars”, “.car” and “.auto” are about to be auctioned on July 13, 2020. Launched in … Continued

Admissibility of the complaint against several defendants, subject to the existence of a body of evidence

Source: WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, May 7, 2020, No. D2020-0491, Crédit Industriel et Commercial S.A. and Confédération Nationale du … Continued

Invalidity action: assessment of the likelihood of confusion between a trademark and an earlier company name when the companies maintain economic links at the time of filing

In a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union from April entretiennent, 2020 Gugler France SA v … Continued

Figurative trademarks: be aware of the extent of your protection

The judges of the Paris Court of Appeal, ruling on a referral from the Court of Cassation, adopted a strict … Continued

Questions and answers about the new opposition procedure before the French trademark office INPI

Since December 11, 2019, the French opposition procedure has evolved. We provide an update on the changes and questions.   … Continued

The lovelinesss of the European Union: to obtain in one Member State a declaration of counterfeiting for acts committed in another Member State

CJEU – September 5, 2019 AMS Neve Ltd, Barnett Waddingham Trustees, Mark Crabtree c/. Heritage Audio SL, Pedro Rodríguez Arriba, … Continued

UDRP Procedure: manage a domain name portfolio with attention

WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, March 10, 2020, No. D2019-3175, Orfeva SARL v. Vianney d’Alançon.   The company Orfeva has … Continued

UDRP Procedure: proof of claimed trademark rights must be accurate

WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, March 5, 2020, No. D2019-2887, SYMPHONY HOLDINGS LIMITED V. JAIMIE FULLER, FULLER CONSULTANCY F.Z.E.   … Continued