United Kingdom: The Trademark Office no longer collects and forwards to WIPO fees when registering an International trademark.

The Office of the United Kingdom has withdrawn its notification made under Rule 34 (2) (b) of the Common Regulations applicable to the Madrid Agreement as well as to the Madrid Protocol.

Amendments introduced to the Czech Trademark Law Act

The Czech Republic has recently amended its trademark law in order to transpose the EU Directive of 16 December 2015

Major changes to Canada’s trademark law

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

Between unfair commercial use and infringement of a reputed trademark: the fate of an identical brand name

In a decision of 10 July 2018 (no. 16-23694), the judges of cassation clarified the criteria for assessing unfair commercial … Continued

Protecting trademarks during the Olympic Games : the major issues and challenges

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent an exceptionally important date for Paris. The city’s application was accepted by the … Continued

“No deal” Brexit and trademark rights

In case where the European Commission Draft Withdrawal Agreement is signed and ratified by the parties, it will offer advantages … Continued

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

Fraudulent invoices, a worrying trademark scam

Faced with cumbersome administrative procedures and numerous incoming letters, companies are facing a very worrying kind of fraud. This takes … Continued

When Emoticons make the Trademark laugh

Being symptoms of the language revolution in the Internet era, Emoticons, a sort of "digitalized emotions", have been face with … Continued

The masked licensee or the enforceability of the license of a non-enrolled European Union trademark

On February 4, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had the opportunity to specify the scope … Continued