Modification of the opposition procedure in France: an increased protection for the right holders

Opposition is a crucial procedure to ensure the protection of trademarks. It is a way to solve potential disputes quickly, … Continued

The blockchain offers a modern and simplified register for the traceability of your Intellectual Property rights

With the appearance of the blockchain, monitoring the life cycle of the creation of your Intellectual Property by setting a … 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

Major changes to Canada’s trademark law

Canada is finally implementing the new provisions set out in the “Trade-marks Regulations”

On the importance of the meaning of signs when analysing the danger of confusion between two trademarks

According to article L.713-3 of the French Intellectual Property Code, in order to allow that a sign imitates an earlier … Continued

Online platforms: Put yourself in compliance!

On September 29th, 2017, three new decrees in France were taken under The Law for a Digital Republic after a … Continued

Effectively combating the sale of counterfeit products online

The sale of counterfeit products currently represents 2.5% of global imports according to the OECD, amounting to more than USD 460 billion. Up to 5% of goods imported into the European Union are counterfeited goods. The sale of these counterfeited products concerns a range of industries, from luxury products and technological products to consumer goods.

A new industrial design Act in Zambia

The new Industrial Design Act came into effect in Zambia on June 6, 2016. It substantially amends the former law of 1958.

The hashtag: the legal approach to an essential element of social networks

The power of this new communication tool in our connected society is undeniable, especially due to the growth of Twitter, which now has over 300 million active users and was the very first social network where a hashtag was used. What is the appropriate legal stance for this symbol and on what basis can it be protected?