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First sound trademark published by the INPI

22 January 2020

As part of the transposition of the “Trademark Package”, the requirement for graphic representation, which was so far necessary to register a trademark, has been removed from Article L711-1 of the Intellectual Property Code.

Accordingly, it is now possible to file new types of trademarks, including: sound, multimedia or motion marks by means of a digital fingerprint.

A first sound trademark was published on 17 January 2020 through a MP3 file which is available on the INPI’s website.

This change in legislation should allow to facilitate the legal protection of communication elements.

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