Mois : août 2006

Developping an activity in China has to face the question of the translation

Any company wishing to develop an activity in China has to face the question of the translation of its mark in Chinese characters. The vast majority of large international marks translated their names, in order to render their approach to the Chinese market easier. Two solutions arise. The first consists in using Chinese characters that …

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SLIMMING WORLD gives indications on products and services purpose

On August 7, 2006, the OHIM Board of Appeals retained that SLIMMING WORLD would clearly and immediately be understood by the relevant consumers as a generic indication informing the consumer that the services and products in question are concerned with making or becoming slim. The link between the sign and the products and services was …

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infrigement on internet

The Paris First Degree Court has decided that emails sent from package-internet@hotmail.com address for commercial prospecting purpose should be considered as trademark infringement. For the Court, a medium care consumer would wrongly consider that the emails in concerns have been sent with the help of the HOTMAIL trademark holder. Non-authorized use of a third party …

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Similarity between stationary and clothing

On February 24, 2006, the Paris Court of Appeal considered that clothing should be regarded as similar with school supplies (stationary).   For the Judge, whereas the nature, function and distribution networks of these products are not identical, the consumer will consider that they have the same origin because of the tendency of some clothing companies to …

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