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Collective/ Certification Trademarks : the new deal of the French “PACTE” law

Law No. 2019-486 adopted on May 22, 2019 known as “PACTE law” relating the growth and transformation of companies, reforms the very specific organization of trademarks formerly known as “simple collectives” and “certification collectives”. Beyond a simple change in terminology which now distinguishes “collective trademarks” and “guarantee trademarks”, this is an upheaval on the subject …

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Copie de concept et concurrence déloyale: une action délicate à bien anticiper

In a recent ruling dated July 4, 2013 in a case between Ameliste and Zankyou Ventures, the Paris Court of Appeal restated that a concept can only be considered as copied if any elements protected by intellectual property rights have been reproduced and unfair trading practices have been used. So the question remains as to …

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