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A registered trademark grants the proprietor a monopoly over the use of the products and services in respect of which the trademark is registered. In exchange for enjoying this monopoly, it is incumbent on the proprietor to put the trademark to genuine use ... read more
At the beginning of this year, Buckingham Palace came into the spotlight when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their intention to become independent by moving away from the Royal Family and giving up the title of “Royal Highness”. Their ... read more
The companies Showroomprive.com and Vente-privee.com both specialize in online clearances of multi-brand surplus stocks and offer their members flash sales events (over a period of a few days) of unsold products at highly discounted prices. ... read more
On July 18, 2019, in its role as the guardian of personal data, the French Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (“CNIL“), fined an insurance broker 180,000 euros and issued an order to publish the decision stating the ... read more
The Court of the European Union ruled one of Adidas’ figurative trademarks invalid. The above European Union figurative trademark was registered on May 21, 2014. However, the Belgian company, Shoe Branding, with its “two parallel stripes” ... read more
A new episode of protecting the famous red sole in China prompted us to consider this subject. In China and for the first time in this country, it could be conceded that a color affixed to a specific area could constitute a trademark. On February 3, 2010, ... read more
“The main name to note is Delphine Brunet-Stoclet, who handled sensitive and high-stakes litigation on behalf of well-known clients and assisted them with issues surrounding the filing of new trade marks. Marie André-Nivet was recently promoted to ... read more
There’s been a victory for Laguiole, the village in Aveyron famous for its knives bearing a bee insignia on the handle, which since March 5, 2019 has benefited from the Paris Court of Appeal ruling that cancelled twenty brands using the ... read more
“Hakuna Matata”! Many of us associate that phrase with the American firm, Disney, and its animated feature film The Lion King. Nonetheless, the phrase no longer benefits from the carefreeness of the 1990s. This now well-known catchphrase was registered as a ... read more
Above and beyond potential protection by Copyrights, all graphics or designs can be protected by Design rights. Any reproduction, without consent, of graphics or designs protected by design rights constitutes, as a matter of principle, an act of ... read more

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