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Crocs shoots itself in the clog

19 March 2018

At the request of GIFI, the EUIPO pronounced the cancellation of the registration of the Crocs’ design protecting its famous clogs. The CJEU has just confirmed this decision on the grounds that the “well-known shoes” had been disclosed to the ... Read more

After years of legal battle, Adidas win the war over stripes

13 March 2018

The ECJ upheld EUIPO’s decision to prohibit Shoe Branding Europe from filing trademarks for shoes with two oblique stripes as a logo. Indeed, the judges considered that due to the strong similarity between the two trademarks, Shoe Branding Europe could ... Read more

Best Wishes from Germain & Maureau

22 December 2017

Click and fly over our new location in Marseille The Partners and Associates of Germain & Maureau wish you a Happy New Year Read more

(Français)  « Chiche… j’innove ! » le livre blanc

21 December 2017

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Trophées Bref Rhône-Alpes

18 December 2017

Germain & Maureau, proud sponsor of Trophées Bref Rhône-Alpes for 12 consecutive years, will be part of ceremony that will take place in Lyon on December 18, 2017 at the Hotel de Ville. free slot machine games with free spins ... Read more

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between Brazilian INPI and EPO effective starting from December 1st 2017.

13 November 2017

The Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) issued on November 7th, 2017 the Official Resolution INPI/PR N° 202 on the launch of the Pilot Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between INPI and the European Patent Office (EPO). As for the ... Read more

Plant variety protection

08 November 2017

China ranks second among applicants for plant variety protection instead of USA. The total number of applications for plant variety protection increased from 15.017 in 2015 to 16.455 in 2016 (9.6% increase). Demand from the European Union remains predominant. We will be ... Read more

Access to biological material cited in European patent application – Expert solution

01 September 2017

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 10 July 2017, OJ EPO, 7, 2017 Pursuant the request of the expert solution, any biological material of a patent application is only accessible by an expert until the publication of the ... Read more

AWARD 2017 – Trademarks – Ranking of the Top Industrial Property Attorneys (France)

21 July 2017

We are delighted to inform you that GERMAIN & MAUREAU has been distinguished by Leaders League as one of the most leading firms in France. Established as a major international ranking, this accolade is testament to the commitment and expertise ... Read more

Expansion of UPOV’s PBR Application Tool (EAF)

17 July 2017

UPOV announced the release of a new version of UPOV’s PBR Application Tool (EAF) to cover PVP Offices of China, Colombia, Republic of Moldova and Turkey and to extend coverage for the United States of America to Potato (See UPOV Press Release ... Read more

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