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Non-traditional trademarks, marketing is a powerful ally!

By Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Partner
v3588-Martine BLOCH WEILL.jpg While it is customary for legal teams to file trademarks to ensure the durability of marketing efforts and investments when launching and commercializing new products and services, lawyers, do not forget that marketing is also your ally! And it has not finished being proven.
Published on: 29th Oct 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

The assessment of the protection of a design with a technical function: an issue now settled by the Court of Justice of the European Union

By Anne CHANTELOUP, Intellectual Property Lawyer
CHANTELOUP_SEARCH.jpg The Court of Justice of the European Union has just issued an interesting and expected decision regarding the exclusion of functional forms by design law and the non-determinative nature of the existence of alternative designs (CJEU, 2nd Chamber, 8 March 2018, Aff C-395/16)
Published on: 25th April 2018

Elimination of the graphical representation requirement of your trademarks: Can’t find an available trademark? Be creative! Any sign can be registered... In theory

by Evelyne ROUX, Partner
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg On October 1, 2017, one of the provisions of the European trademark system reform will become applicable, namely the elimination of the graphical representation requirement of a trademark.
Published on: 17th Oct 2017

Recordation of Change of Legal Name for Trademarks: Minor Change / Major Risk

by Jérôme BRAQUEHAIS, Head of the Recordal Department
v2062-Jérôme BRAQUEHAIS.jpg An 8 September 2016 ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has disrupted the French legal framework relating to recordals in the trademark register.
Published on: 2nd Feb 2017

First Remarks as to the Implications on Intellectual Property Following the BREXIT vote of 24 June

This morning, Friday 24 June 2016, the British referendum result in favour of BREXIT was announced, meaning the United Kingdom has voted to leave of the European Union. What will be the initial consequences in the intellectual property field?
Published on: 24th Jun 2016

On your European (Trade)marks! Do you have Something to Declare?

by Isabelle THILL, Partner
THILL_SEARCH_2013.jpg SPECIFICATION OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR YOUR TRADEMARKS: the President of the OHIM has just released a statement regarding the modalities of application for Article 28 (8) of the amended regulation on the European Union Trademark.
Published on: 24th Feb 2016

European Trademark Reform: What does it mean for You!

We’ve been waiting a long time and at last it’s nearly here! On 15 December 2015 the European Trademark reform was approved by the European Parliament and should enter into force in Spring 2016.
Published on: 14th Jan 2016

European and French Customs Retainer Procedures

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner and Carole ADJADJ, French and European Trademark and Design Attorney
ROUX ADJADJ.JPG It is worthless to say that infringement is ever increasing. A battle is engaged, involving all the stakeholders, to stop counterfeited and pirated goods, and to fight against infringement. Customs, as well as Legal procedures and resources are being continually improved.
Published on: 15th Dec 2015

Crocodiles are Allowed to eat up Caimans According to the General Court

by Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Partner
v3588-Martine BLOCH WEILL.jpg On 30 September 2015 the General Court of the European Union passed judgement (T-364-13) in a case that, since 2007, has been opposing the Lacoste Company, with its famous crocodile logo against the Polish society Eugenia Mocek and Jadwiga Wenta KAJMAN Firma Handlow-Uslugowo-Produkcyijna, who filed a Community trademark covering, notably, clothing, bags, and footwear, as well as property rental services or furniture.
Published on: 23th Oct 2015

List of Goods and Services: General Class Headings, Trap or Temptation?

By Julei BRUN, French and European Trademark and Design Attorney
v3621-Julie BRUN.jpg The national Intellectual Property offices of the European Union and the OHIM have published a common communication relating to the interpretation of the IP TRANSLATOR decision.
Published on: 9th Sept 2013

Community Trademarks : Which countries need to be exploited in order for its use to be considered serious ?

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner
Registering a trademark is not sufficient to make it a valid right, five years on from registration it must still actively be in use.
Published on: 1st Jul 2013

French and community trademarks opposition proceedings

By Caroline WEHNER and Evelyne ROUX, Partner, Head of the Trademarks & Designs Department
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg Practical Guide to French and community trademarks opposition proceedings
Published on: 3rd Sept 2012

Mediation for community trademarks and designs

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg Nearly 2,500 OHIM decisions are the subject of appeals to the Boards of Appeal, and they are rarely resolved in less than 18 to 24 months.
Published on: 20th Feb 2012

Designs in the European Union and in France

Evelyne ROUX, Partner - Cabinet REGIMBEAU, European Patent and Trademark Attorney
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg Since the 1st of April 2003, companies have been able to protect their designs in the European Union not only by filing national applications in each country, but also by using a single application .
Published on: 29th Sept 2008