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Congratulations to the whole Intellectual Property team, Delphine, Marie, Félix and Léna, for their excellent mentions in the latest Legal 500 France rankings! We are now in Tier 2 for Intellectual Property Trademarks & Design, Marie André-Nivet is ... read more
Why and How? Why carry out an IP audit? In business field, the concept of due diligence is known and used in the context of company transfers. Buyers must be vigilant, in particular by conducting audits prior to any acquisition. The aim is to limit the ... read more
YAHOO EMEA LIMITED – hereinafter referred to as YAHOO – publishes eponymous Yahoo! mailbox. As part of this activity, it has implemented advertising cookies. In order to ensure that users will accept them – a condition for setting cookies ... read more
In terms of intellectual property, perfume is a product that is difficult to protect by private rights, such as copyright (it is settled case law that perfume is not a work of the mind), design law (which limit protection to the appearance of the bottle) ... read more
Our IP team presents the case of an influencer who sued the fashion company MAJE for infringement of her copyright, as well as for acts of unfair and parasitic competition. Article L. 112-1 of the French Intellectual Property Code states that “The ... read more
In October 2022, journalist Marion Leclerc spent 48 hours in the Jura with members of the Morbier Syndicate to investigate their long battle against “copies”. On 18 November 2022, the Paris Court of Appeal finally ruled in favour of the Morbier ... read more
In a decision ruled on 12 October 2022, Paris Court of Appeal reminded the delicate conditions under which a trademark made of a well-known surname must be used, and the – serious – risk for the purchaser of losing the right to use this ... read more
If the approach to French author’s rights has been “individualist”, historically, attached to the author as a physical person, in practice, it can be relatively complicated for the employee creations regime to respect that. Effectively, ... read more
Our practices in IP law, Trademarks and Designs, Copyrights have achieved this year a new high ranking in The Legal 500 EMEA. This is the opportunity to thank our clients and our partners for their trust and collaboration. And congratulations to the whole ... read more
Under a recent ruling (8 December 2022, RG n°19/11225), the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal recalled that an author’s moral rights on a work affixed to a building might face limitations. In this particular case, in 1997, Saint-Georges-d’Orques ... read more
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