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

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 10/2019 and thus provided welcome clarifications on domain names

On April 23rd 2019, the Russian Supreme Court adopted Resolution No. 10/2019, which clarified the provisions of Part 4 of … Continued

RDAP replaces WHOIS

The WHOIS protocol now appears to be outdated due to the evolution of technical requirements in the digital era.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

Enterprise names and Trademarks in China

The Asian giant - hitherto invisible - has become one of the countries where most patent and trademark applications are … 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

Fashion ID & Facebook : a joint liability subject to debate

Like many digital players, Fashion ID inserted a Facebook “Like” button on its website. This plug-in automatically collects and transmits … 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

The dispute resolution policy which governs the domain has extended the term within which action may be taken from 2 to 3 years.

On March 2017, the new General Civil Chinese Law Rules extended the general limitation period for civil actions from 2 … Continued

Key points from the ICANN 65 meeting in Marrakech

The 65th international meeting of the ICANN took place in Marrakech, from the 24th to the 27th of June 2019. … Continued