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Casalonga Avocats
This article explains the simple steps that all owners of IP rights in the European Union should take in order to defend their rights effectively against counterfeiting and piracy, in particular the filing of an application for action by customs authorities in the 27 EU member states.
K&L Gates
The European Union Court of Justice confirmed the intellectual property rights owned by the French company "Forge de Laguiole", but solely in areas in which it pursued an actual business activity.
Jones Day
In France, actions for patent revocation are subject to strict rules regarding interest to sue and to a five-year statute of limitation.
Marks & Clerk
Commercial practices in the domain name business can lead to small web entities losing their domain names.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The French Patent & Trademark Office (the INPI announced on 16 December 2016 the launch of the electronic version of the 'Soleau envelope' (the 'e-Soleau').
Foley Hoag LLP
Bastille Day is a French national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, an important episode in the French Revolution.
Foley Hoag LLP
On the French territory, two types of marks coexist: French trademarks issued by the French Trademark Office (INPI), that are valid on the French territory only, and Community trademarks...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
In France, the Trademark Office declared that it has rejected over 50 trademark applications for « Je suis Charlie » since the terrorist attacks in France.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The Versailles Appeal Court issued a decision as regards assessment of likelihood of confusion between two French trademarks composed of Chinese characters.
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
The French Supreme Court reaffirmed that a company is allowed to use its competitor's trademark as a keyword in Google's paid referencing service AdWords.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The Parliament of the European Union, on December 11, 2012, voted for creating a Unitary Patent System (UPS) with a unitary effect in 25 European states.
Venable LLP
In May, high-end French footwear designer Christian Louboutin suffered yet another loss in its ongoing legal battle over its iconic red-soled shoes.
Casalonga Avocats
IP regulation is codified within the French IP Code. The code was amended by the Law of October 29 2007 against Infringement (1544/2007), which implemented the EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC).
Cabinet Regimbeau
Which employer, licensing, IP or R&D department of a company has never been faced with the difficult task of designating the inventors when filing a patent application?
Deprez Guignot & Associés
Perhaps the most frustrating way to lose a court case for a party is to lose with the court ruling on the basis of what it thinks is best for you.
Howrey LLP
France has a reputation for allowing copyright protection for works of applied art. But is this reputation actually deserved in practice?
Howrey LLP
On 11 September 2007, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a preliminary ruling regarding the interpretation of Article 5(1) of the Trade Mark Directive in relation to the right of the owner of a registered trade mark to prevent a third party from using a company name which is identical to its sign.
Kahn & Associes
When drafting or negotiating a patent license agreement, a number of pitfalls should be avoided or at least have their effects reduced. Failing that, the rights and interests of the company which you represent might be affected, if not altered.
Linklaters
After months of discussions, the French Copyright Act was finally enacted on 1 August. The so-called DADVSI Act is 52 sections long and divided into 5 parts. Its main purpose is to implement the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society (2001/29).
IP TWINS
Over the last years, most of Europe’s ccTLDs administrations have either cancelled or at least seriously liberalized the restrictions to domain name registrations in their zones.

It’s no longer possible to advocate that gTLDs are the only extensions used for Corporate communication, and that ccTLDs have an interest only, if at all, for preventive/ defensive purposes only.

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K&L Gates
The European Union Court of Justice confirmed the intellectual property rights owned by the French company "Forge de Laguiole", but solely in areas in which it pursued an actual business activity.
Jones Day
In France, actions for patent revocation are subject to strict rules regarding interest to sue and to a five-year statute of limitation.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The French Patent & Trademark Office (the INPI announced on 16 December 2016 the launch of the electronic version of the 'Soleau envelope' (the 'e-Soleau').
Foley Hoag LLP
Bastille Day is a French national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, an important episode in the French Revolution.
Marks & Clerk
Commercial practices in the domain name business can lead to small web entities losing their domain names.
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