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REGIMBEAU IP Newsletter N° 25
9th October 2018

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New step for the Directive proposal of the European Parliament and of the Council on Copyright in the digital single market.

By Christian TEXIER, Partner.
C.Texier 65x65.jpg On September 12th, 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution approving a proposal for a directive which must now be submitted to the Council and the Commission.
Published on: 4th Oct 2018

URDP procedure: do not relinquish action against a disputed domain name registered for several years!

By Anne CHANTELOUP, Intellectual Property Attorney
On June 20th, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center issued a decision in a UDRP proceeding initiated by REGIMBEAU against a 21-year-old domain name. The sole dispute resolution expert recognized the infringement of prior rights - in this case of trademarks and a domain name - and ruled in favor of the transfer of the disputed domain name to the complainant.
Published on: 28th Sept 2018

Industrial designs: prior disclosure: the non-relevance of the place of disclosure. Invalidity of the "Crocs" registered community design for lack of novely.

By Anne CHANTELOUP, Intellectual Property Attorney.
On March 14th, the General Court of the European Union issued a momentous decision to invalidate the registered community design relating to the famous “Crocs” clogs due to its premature disclosure to the public. This is a dark period for the Crocs company, after invalidation decisions of the design in the USA and of the three-dimensional trademark in the Dominican Republic.
Published on: 28th Sept 2018

Protection of Trade Secrets : Law No. 2018-670 of July 30th, 2018

By Christian Texier, Partner.
C.Texier 65x65.jpg Law No. 2018-670 of July 30th on the “Protection of Trade Secrets” was published in the Official Gazette, No. 0174 on July 31st 2018.
Published on: 25th Sept 2018

Brexit - Trademarks & Designs: an automatic transfer without official taxes for trademarks and designs of the European Union

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner, and Anne CHANTELOUP, Intellectual Property Lawyer.
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg Good news for trademark and design right holders in the heart of summer. It doesn’t come from the EU Commission, nor from the UK Government, but from the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).
Published on: 24th Aug 2018

Disclaimers at the EPO: an update with decision G1/16

By Jérôme COLLIN, Partner
Collin_search.jpg On December 18, 2017, the Enlarged Board of Appeal published decision G1/16 on the allowability of disclaimers. This decision clarifies the requirements for allowing a so-called ‘undisclosed’ disclaimer at the European Patent Office. This article will provide a reminder of the background behind decision G/16, present the content of the decision and draw conclusions on the practice of disclaimers at the EPO.
Published on: 24th Jul 2018

Agenda

Paris
07
NOV

TRIUM Forum

Participation of REGIMBEAU at the TRIUM Forum.
Osaka
07
NOV

JPAA Seminar

Contributions by Jérôme COLLIN, Partner, and Masahiro TAHARA, in the seminar on “Claim drafting and amendment with focus on how to build arguments in accordance with the problem-and-solution approach”, organized by the JPAA (Japanese Patent Attorneys Assiciation).
Tokyo
09
NOV

JPAA Seminar

Contributions by Jérôme COLLIN, Partner, and Masahiro TAHARA, in the seminar on “Claim drafting and amendment with focus on how to build arguments in accordance with the problem-and-solution approach”, organized by the JPAA (Japanese Patent Attorneys Assiciation).
Tokyo
13
NOV

Seminar JPAA Kanto

Contribution by Jérôme COLLIN, Partner and Masahiro TAHARA, in the seminar on "Priority in Europe", covering important aspects of priority in Europe with focus on Decision G1/15 and its possible consequences, organized by JPAA Kanto Division.
Paris
22
NOV

Biodiversity Laws and Issues on Your IP Strategies

REGIMBEAU is organizing a conference on "Biodiversity laws and issues on your IP strategy". The debates will be led by the following French & European Patent Attorneys: Barbara CASADEWALL, Partner, Gabrielle FAURE-ANDRE, Philippe BESSIERE et Raphaëlle GILLET.

Press releases

REGIMBEAU, 2nd French firm and 3rd European firm in number of International Applications

The World Organization of Intellectual Property (WIPO) has published the results of its annual PCT survey. REGIMBEAU is ranked 2nd French and 3rd European Patent Attorney Firm in number of PCT patent applications (Patent Cooperation Treaty) before the EPO acting as receiving office (Data extraction in March 2018 on applications published in 2016 and 2017).
Published on: 7th Sept 2018
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