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  • The District Court of Lyon, France, dismissed the allegation of plagiarism that had been made against David Hallyday for his song “Tu ne m’as pas laissé le temps”, to the great relief of the French singer.
  • Zlatan Burger is a trademark registered with the French PTO (INPI)… by a restaurant in Boulogne Billancourt. This dish contains 600 g of mince meat and is highly appreciated! The professional football player has filed the trademarks ZLATAN and ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC for himself, in Europe, but these are not associated with food products …
  • French singer Mylène Farmer has won her case against musician Serge André who had initiated proceedings against her for unfair competition and infringement by the trademark TIMELESS she had chosen to designate her 2013 tour.
  • The author of the 2013 summer hit Robin Thicke is being sued by Marvin Gaye’s family members on the allegation of plagiarism of one of Marvin Gaye’s songs by the song Blurred Lines.
  • Leading French football club PSG was in great turmoil after discovering the new jersey of the Kuwait football team, which is a perfect copy of the Parisian jersey.
  • Arnaud Lagardère has purchased the rights (in France) associated with the documentary that retraces his history with his new wife, so as to stop any further distribution in France.
  • A court has ruled that Alain Minc’s latest book l’Homme aux deux visages. Jean Moulin, René Bousquet, itinéraires croisés (Grasset) counterfeited 47 parts from a biography by René Bousquet. A. Minc and his publisher will have to pay 5,000 € as damages. Alain Minc thus re-joins (he was already convicted in 2001) the list of other French writers who were convicted of plagiarism a few years ago, such as Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, Michel Le Bris, Joseph Macé Scaron and Henri Troyat.
  • Following the buzz around the now famous phrase “NON MAIS ALLO QUOI ?!” by Nabila – the French reality show star of the moment, the French PTO has been besieged by zillions of applications including this phrase…
  • A bar located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris has been denied the right to bear the name Miou Miou, which is the name of a famous French actress. The actress succeeded in her claim before the court, using her right to oppose any use of her famous pseudonym for commercial purposes by any eponymous brand.
  • French horseman Pierre Durand is suing the producers of the film called JAPELOUP to prevent them from using his famous horse’s name as a trademark.
  • In January 2013, a private individual had reserved zlatan.fr and offered the famous football player to transfer this domain name to him on condition that he would first receive a jersey from Paris football club PSG, bearing a dedication in his own name, as well as the following statement in French: “Save for Zlatan, you are the best!”. This domain name now takes web browsers to a site featuring commercial links.

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