Why should you file a patent or register a trademark?
According to the INPI, France is the European champion in terms of trademark application, with 100,000 applications filed per year at the INPI.
The most notorious (chocolate) rabbit
Do you know this rabbit? Sold by Lindt for a long time and successfully, it is protected in particular as a three-dimensional mark. As […]
Change of practice in the US
The United States Office (USPTO) has just introduced a new rule which, as of December 3, 2022, limits the time limit for responding to an objection from the Office.
Rififi among Marseille firefighters
The Departmental Fire and Rescue Service of Bouches du Rhône was recently the victim of cybersquatting for its domain name pompiers13.fr. (firefighters)
Intellectual property at the origin of 82 million jobs in the European Union
Intellectual property is responsible for nearly 30% of jobs in the EU over the period 2017 to 2019.
NFT and metaverse: how to classify?
The emergence of new technologies and new products can sometimes be a real headache when it comes to filing a trademark to protect them.
How to prepare for the Unified Patent Court
Initially announced for April 1, 2023 the Unified Patent Court (UPC) should finally start on June 1, 2023.
Copyright and artificial intelligence
An American artist has just registered his copyright for a graphic novel generated by artificial intelligence (AI). Kris Kashtanova indeed created this graphic novel from […]
Mr. Daniel Druet fails to have the paternity of his works recognized
We told you about the action brought by the sculptor Daniel Druet against the Galerie Perrotin, its publishing house and the Monnaie de Paris for […]
What the Global Innovation Index reveals in its 2022 edition
The global index published by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, ranks the innovation capacity of around 130 countries each year.
Montenegro becomes a member of the EPO
Montenegro's membership took effect on 1 October 2022.
The DIOR SADDLE bag is not a valid figurative mark
In March 2021, CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE filed as a three-dimensional trademark the following design representing the shape of its “Saddle” bag.
For the EPO, the inventor must be human
On July 5, 2022, the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) published their decision concerning the two European patent applications for which […]
The reputation of the Beatles is not that of the trademark
Following the filing of a French trademark The Beatles, an opposition had been filed by Apple Corps, owner of the Beatles trademark whose notoriety was […]
4 millions European patents published
The number of patent applications published by the European Patent Office (EPO) has just passed the 4 million mark.
First decision from the French Patent Office on a patent opposition
On May 23, 2022, the Director General of the French Patent Office issued the first decision on an opposition to a patent. This procedure was […]
Turmoil in the contemporary art world
A lawsuit is currently pending in the French courts between the French sculptor Daniel Druet and the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan regarding the paternity of […]
A new law in the United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates has issued a new Federal Trademark Law that came into effect in January 2022.