Trademark

Anticipate your divorce (continued): CJEU considers existence of economic link between parties

This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in May 2020. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com. Gugler France sough a declaration of invalidity of the mark GUGLER, owned by Gugler GmbH The CJEU confirmed that the economic link between the parties when the application for registration of the mark …

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The Olympic rings partially fallen! (Decision on Cancellation No 3 689 C)

Only available in French. Once again, we are faced with the cancellation of a trademark that all indications were that it would be untouchable. The EUIPO decided otherwise and in March this year pronounced the partial revocation of the trademark registered by the IOC in 1998 in classes 1 to 45.  This case raises several …

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Deadlines – when silence means NO!

In the following article, in association with SMD Country Index, Charlotte Urman, deals with the current meaning of silence. The old adage that “silence equals consent” is widely applicable in French Law, in particular for adminstrative purposes. Indeed, usually (even if so many exceptions exist) in case the French Administration does not reply to a …

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Ajouter des éléments pour différencier sa marque d’une autre, bonne idée ?

In today’s e-cigarette world, disputes about traditionnal cigarettes still flourish, also regarding trademark registration and availability. In France, it is quite rare that Appeal Courts contradict INPI’s oppositions decisions, but here the applicant, a Bulgarian company, whose trademark application was rejected by the opposition division, decided to go for broke in appeal. The granted opposition …

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REVOLUTION DANS LE DROIT DES MARQUES APRES LES DECISIONS COMMUNATAIRES SPECSAVERS ET YAKULT ? Tout ne serait pas (que) dans le dépôt ? Deux décisions récentes des tribunaux communautaires le laissent à penser…

In trademark law, the analysis of files, particularly for registrations and oppositions, has always been based on the trademarks “as they were registered”. This means that any context that did not come into play during the registration of the trademark, whether it has to do with the sign, the sign’s possible description or products and/or …

REVOLUTION DANS LE DROIT DES MARQUES APRES LES DECISIONS COMMUNATAIRES SPECSAVERS ET YAKULT ? Tout ne serait pas (que) dans le dépôt ? Deux décisions récentes des tribunaux communautaires le laissent à penser… Read More »

‘I ♥’ … Le monopole du cœur en droit des marques

  Created by Milton Glaser in 1977 for an advertising campaign launched by the State of New York, the sign can now be found in numerous declensions, especially in the tourism sector. In France, several trademarks resembling the “I ♥ Paris” sign were applied for by the rights owner, Laurent Zilberberg. The oldest of his …

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CHEVAL BLANC, VINS ET HOTELLERIE : UNE LIAISON DANGEREUSE ?

After opening a hotel in Courchevel, the LMVH group announced its intention to open a new CHEVAL BLANC hotel in the Maldives in 2013. But it does not stop there! Their hotel and restaurant website states the following: MALDIVES After the Cheval Blanc hotel in Courchevel, the world number one in the luxury business, LMVH, …

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