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Brazil’s adhesion to the Madrid protocol.

24 June 2019

      Pursuant to the decree published in the Official Gazette on 30 May 2019, Brazil becomes the 105th member of the International System for registration of trademarks. This adhesion which will enter into force in October 2019 will ... Read more

2019 Status Reports on IP Infringement

19 June 2019

  According to the 2019 report from the EUIPO and the OECD, that has just been published, the weight of counterfeiting and piracy is more and more important. Indeed, Intellectual Property Right infringement amounts to: about 3.3 % of wolrd ... Read more

AFNIC new procedures for fighting against identity theft!

11 June 2019

AFNIC creates a new system to fight against identity theft in Whois data.   A disguised anonymity   This practice is unfortunately common and concerns all extensions. Many extrajudicial procedures (Syreli, UDRP) reveal these actions, which can be explained by ... Read more

Social networks: influencers-bloggers, celebrities and trademarks are a good match!

29 May 2019

In just a few years, influencers have become essential spokespeople for the promotion of trademarks on social networks. They now play a vital role in the advertising strategy for brands. Indeed, online product placement, posts or sponsored videos allow to ... Read more

Publication of the PACTE Law: significant changes on Intellectual Property

23 May 2019

The famous PACTE law (Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation) was published on 22 May 2019 in the Official Gazette of the French Republic. The Law contains important provisions on Intellectual Property. As for patents, the Law provides an ... Read more

Intellectual property goes green!

14 May 2019

The importance of sustainable development, which aims at economic development without harmful consequences for human beings and the environment, is no longer to prove. In 2008, the European Commission committed that renewable energy will represent 20% of energy produced in ... Read more

The trademark association, MARQUES calls the attention of the ICANN to the first revision of UDRP proceedings, 20 years after their creations.

29 April 2019

The European trademark association, MARQUES, grouping various players in trademark protection has just addressed a letter to the ICANN concerning the change of UDRP proceedings to expose the point of view of right holders. Conflicts between trademarks and domain names ... Read more

Laguiole vs Laguiole.

10 April 2019

  After many years of legal battle, the village of Laguiole, well-known worldwide for its knives, will finally be able to use its own name!   In 1993, Mr. Szajner filed several trademarks including the term “Laguiole” to designate various ... Read more

Patents are on an upswing

27 March 2019

Patent filings set new records in 2018 with a 3.5% growth in PCT international applications (243 500) and a 4,6% growth (174 317) in EP European applications compared to 2017. Among all countries, the United States filed the greatest number of ... Read more

Why abandoned domain names are dangerous for your business?

08 March 2019

Not renewing a domain name can compromise the security of a business, in particular, through the use of the associated email. By buying six expired domain names which formerly belonged to legal practices, cybersecurity experts were able to retrieve 25 ... Read more

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