Jour : 19 octobre 2008

Pros and Cons of the change in the Madrid System Safeguard Clause

Since September 1st, 2008, the Madrid Protocol takes precedent on Madrid agreement. We can consequently proceed with the WIPO extension on the basis of a French trademark application only. However, in practice, before proceeding with the international extension, applicants should wait for the end of the opposition, approximately four months in France. Otherwise, in case …

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Blind Test

On May 16, 2008, tthe Paris Court of Appeal considered the marks BLIND TEST as distinctive in respect of “discs, games, phonographic records”. For the judge, the proofs submitted were not sufficient to consistently establish that this expression was commonly used in the French language at the date of filing. The appreciation of the distinctiveness …

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Large similarity for unspecified Retail sale services

On September 24, 2008, the European Court of First Instance ruled that “retail and wholesale services, including on-line retail store services” could relate to all goods. The Court thus retained a similarity with “clothing, headwear, footwear, athletic bags, backpacks and knapsacks wallets” of the earlier mark. This establishes the scope of protection of retail sale …

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WHEN OLIVIER SERANTONI TALKS ABOUT HIS CREATIVITY AS A COOKING CHEF…

Croisette Beach is a successful 80-place restaurant located on La Croisette in Cannes.Olivier Serantoni is the Chef of the restaurant and, beyond the handling of menus, dishes and staff, he is implied in all business issues of the restaurant.He kindly replied to our questions to enable us to collect the main needs of chefs as …

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