Gestion de Portefeuille de marques, modèles et noms de domaine

Trademarks policies behind politics

Following the French Presidential elections that ended on May 6, 2007, we find it interesting to look at how political trademarks were handled. Mr. Sarkozy, member of the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire “ UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) party, won the French elections with 53,06 % on the second tour. While the party of …

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Some Trademark Offices do not accept to register a trademark formed of letters non pronounceable

Some Trademark Offices do not accept to register a trademark formed of letters non pronounceable as a word because they are not enough distinctive. First at all, it is particularly the case of Thailand, where initials that are not pronounceable as a word can not be registered except if they are represented in a special …

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The opportunities offered by the People’s Republic of China

More and more French companies, decide to file their marks in China, allured by the opportunities offered by the People’s Republic of China. Filing a trademark in China is much easier than one could imagine. The recording procedure is certainly long, but relatively easy. China, for the fifth consecutive year, receives the greatest number of …

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Developping an activity in China has to face the question of the translation

Any company wishing to develop an activity in China has to face the question of the translation of its mark in Chinese characters. The vast majority of large international marks translated their names, in order to render their approach to the Chinese market easier. Two solutions arise. The first consists in using Chinese characters that …

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