Mois : juillet 2008

Perfumes excluded from Copyright (Act II)

On July 1st, 2008, the French High Court ruled that a fragrance only resulted from a know-how and was not a creation eligible to copyright protection. The High Court had previously excluded a remuneration of perfume creators under copyright basis on June 13, 2006. The French case was ambivalent since then. This strong reiteration of …

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Registration Proof in France for a WIPO trademark?

The French Trademarks Office (INPI) has 12 months (if the Madrid Agreement is claimed) or 18 months (under the Madrid Protocol) starting from date of the WIPO notification of an official action against a trademark.In practice the INPI issues no decision of grant of trademark allowance. Consequently if no decision of rejection or opposition is …

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Interview with EU Legal Director in charge of the relationships with the owners of rights and manufacturers for Ebay in Europe

Mr. Alexandre MENAIS accepted to answer to our questions considering especially the two French decisions. What is your professional evolution? I have a master of private law from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg and an Executive MBA from HEC. I passed the Lawyer certification and started in a Law firm specialised in Community law …

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Taxes et Opposition communautaire

Si, durant le délai de réflexion, le demandeur limite sa demande en supprimant certains des produits et services visés par l’opposition, l’Office invite l’opposant à faire savoir s’il maintient son opposition et, dans l’affirmative, à préciser parmi les produits et les services restants, ceux qui sont visés par l’opposition. Si l’opposition est retirée, la procédure …

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Apericube : un apéritif notoire

Cour d’Appel de Lyon 17 janvier 2008 APERICUBE / APERICREME La Cour d’appel de Lyon a reconnu en janvier dernier la similitude entre les marques APERICUBE (appartenant aux fromageries Bel) et APERICREME (appartenant au groupe Entremont), toutes deux déposées pour des produits laitiers. La décision fait état du préfixe commun des 2 marques pour mieux …

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