Législation

Coming soon : a French new law to fight counterfeiting !

The new bill was drafted by the French Government on February 7, 2007 in order to improve the tools in the fight against counterfeiting. Its scope of application concerns all industrial and intellectual property rights including indications of origin and geographical indications. This draft of bill is the French version of a Community Directive dated …

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Clarifications on the impact of the Evin law on trademarks

The Evin law relative to the anti-smoking and anti-alcohol campaign was put into force in France in January 1991 and deals specifically with restrictions on communication and advertising for tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. According to the text, « any publicity or advertising in favor of a company, a service, apiece of goods, or an article …

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10 YEARS OF OHIM PRACTICE…And still differences

After one decade of Community Trademark practice, we have decided to conduct a practical analysis of the main differences between the practice of national Trademark offices of the EU member states, on the one hand, and OHIM habits on the other hand. You will find our interviews with our European associates in each issue of …

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