Très récemment un client nous a demandé de reprendre en gestion ses dossiers de marques qui étaient précédemment gérés par un avocat.
Mois : juillet 2009
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The French Customs at the Roissy CDG airport intercepted a consignment from OKASA. The company sent pharmaceutical products in the form of VIAGRA pills from India to Chile, though France.
ALLERGAN recently opposed to the filing of Community trademark BOTUMAX in classes 3, 5 and 16, on the ground that ALLERGAN already holds a great number of trademarks called BOTOX, and also in view of their associated notoriousness.
The much awaited (and often unknown) law of June 17, 2008 has set new rules as regards civil prescription, especially by reducing the limitation of action from 30 years to 5 years. As applied to new Title XX of the French Civil Code, this law establishes new important rules that apply to intellectual property and …
On February 4, 2009, the Paris Court of First Instance ruled trademark infringement against an advertiser who had reserved a third party trademark as keyword on Google’s AdWords system.
Court of First Instance – October 31, 2008 In a recent decision, the Paris court of First Instance admitted the cancellation action for dilution initiated by CARREFOUR against trademark CAROUF in classes 35 and 38.
considered, for example, that the breakable characteristic and overall shape of the LEXOMIL pill did not fulfill a technical function. The shape of a product or a product’s packaging are eligible as trademarks. French and Community trademark provisions concur in listing them as signs that may constitute trademarks. However, in practice, distinctiveness and the desire …
Initials are eligible as trademarks. Our clients often ask us how initials are considered in practice. This article describes how these particular signs are treated by the OHIM and the trademark office.
When comparing the signs (Earth and Snow) and TERRE ET MER (Earth and Sea), the Rennes Court of Appeal considered that both signs had the same visual structure, same « rhythm », and similar phonetics.