No cybersquatting in the event of uncertainty regarding the transfer of a trademark

(WIPO, Arbitration and Mediation Center, Case No. D2022-0770, 11 May 2022, BH Vigny, BH Hotels, BH Balzac v. Paulo Ferreira, … Continued

Why is claiming unregistered trademark rights over a geographical name 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

Generic trademarks: good practices to avoid ‘genericide’

Protecting intellectual property assets is a major concern of companies. Trademarks are a subject of immediate interest, because they allow … Continued

Spain: Proof of use of the trademark, a new mean of defense in opposition proceedings

On April 30, Spain finalized the reform of its trademark law, started in late 2018. From that date, the Royal … Continued

Trademark reform package – Changes regarding the invalidity proceedings

Our study of the draft orders transposing the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of … Continued