NFT, an intangible asset that is not so secure
If the NFT, or non-fungible token, is known for its security and traceability, recent news has shown that its security is quite relative.
The international trademark system extended to new countries
On April 4, 2022, the Government of Chile filed its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol.
Louis Vuitton condemned for counterfeiting
For once, the trunk-maker was condemned by the Paris Court of Appeal last March for having used a clasp created by a designer without authorization.
The European Patent Office is ready to grant a European patent
The European Patent Office is ready to grant a European patent, will it be possible to benefit from the unitary effect?
Trainee’s invention, attribution clarified
Article L.611-7-1 of the Intellectual Property Code (IPC) introduced by the December 15, 2021 ordinance finally clarifies the attribution of the invention developed by a trainee.
Consequences of the situation in Ukraine and Russia in terms of intellectual property
There have been reports that the Russian government has decided to waive patent rights for patent holders from certain foreign countries. In particular, there are […]
Two new accessions to the international design protection system (The Hague)
Jamaica and China have recently joined the WIPO Hague System allowing these territories to be designated within an international design application. Jamaica is the 93rd member […]
No three-dimensional mark for Moon Boot shoes
The Italian company Tecnica Group SpA was refused protection as a three-dimensional mark by the European Office. The trademark had been filed at the European […]
When Leffe asks a Breton brewer called Leff to change their name
The AB InBev group, the world’s leading brewer holder of the LEFFE brand does not intend to allow the Breton brewery of Leff to use […]
The USPTO registers its name as a trademark to better fight against fraud
Even national IP Offices have to defend their names. It is for this purpose that the US Office has registered the terms USPTO, UNITED STATES […]
Entry into force of the provisional application protocol of the UPC: we take stock
Almost 50 years after the creation of the European Patent Office and further to the recent filing of the instruments of ratification of the Provisional […]
United Arab Emirates join Madrid Trademark System
On September 28, 2021, the Government of the United Arab Emirates filed at WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, making the United […]
The filing of a trademark is no longer constituting an infrigement
In two decisions issued on October 13, the French Supreme Court made an important reversal of case law. The question asked to the Supreme Court […]
A look back at the year 2020
Global intellectual property indicators report: global trademark filings exploded in 2020 despite global pandemic. According to the WIPO report, patent applications increased in 2020, as […]
Signature of a PPH agreement (Patent Prosecution Highway)
Signature of a PPH agreement between the French Patent Office (INPI) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
What is the best security strategy to adopt when launching a new logo? On the one hand, to carry out an availability search among the […]
Cristiano shines in his underwear
Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo owns several trademarks composed of his name, for various products and services, some used, others most certainly for protective purposes. […]
An artificial intelligence named inventor of a patent application?
We have already told you about Dabus, the artificial intelligence to which the European Patent Office has refused inventor status. It was 2020 and it […]