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Refusal of “vente-privée” for Veepee

18 November 2019

The French trademark no 13 4 055 655 has been registered since 2014 to designate, in particular, sales promotion for others. In 2016, the competitor, Showroomprive.com sought cancellation of this trademark due to the generic character of the expression “vente ... Read more

Trademark package: adoption of the order of transposition into French law

14 November 2019

The order transposing the EU Directive 2015/2436 2015/2436 of 16 December 2015 into French law was adopted by the Council of Ministers on 13 November. The text was published in the Official Gazette on the same day. So far it only ... Read more

Israel Joins the Hague Agreement

08 October 2019

On October 3rd 2019, Israel joined the Hague Agreement for the international registration of industrial designs. Israel becomes thus the 63rd member of the 1999 Act and 73rd member of the Hague Union. The entry into force of this ratification ... Read more

Vietnam Joins the Hague Agreement

01 October 2019

On September 30th 2019, Vietnam joined the Hague Agreement for the international registration of industrial designs. Vietnam becomes thus the 61st member of the 1999 Act and 71st member of the Hague Union. The entry into force of this ratification ... Read more

Malaysia’s accession to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks

30 September 2019

On 27 September  2019, Malaysia joined the Madrid Protocol and became thus the 106th member of the System for the International Registration of Marks which now covers 122 countries. This accession, which will enter into force on 27 December 2019, will ... Read more

WIPO – New dispute for .CN and .中国

28 August 2019

The Cyberspace Administration of China has just designated WIPO as an arbitration center for dealing with domain name disputes for the .CN and .中国 ccTLD national extension. With almost 22 million registered domain names, the .CN extension is currently the ... Read more

Internet Archive and bailiff’s report

05 August 2019

For the first time, the Court of Appeal of Paris has acknowledged the admissibility of a bailiff report made from the <archive.org> website, which is dedicated to Internet Archive and also known under the name of “WayBack Machine”. This service ... Read more

New rules concerning the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for medicinal products

05 July 2019

Regulation (UE) No 2019/933 amending Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products entered into force on 1 July 2019. This Regulation aims to allow EU-based manufacturers: to make  generics and biosimilars in the Union during ... Read more

Key step in the fight against fraudulent trademark applications in China

27 June 2019

  Further to the approval on the revision of the Trademark Law by the Standing Committee of the Congress, new amendments to the  Chinese Trademark Law will become effective on 1st November 2019. Among them, it should be noted, in ... Read more

Amendment to Canada’s Trademark Act

12 December 2018

The new trademark regulation will come into force on 17 June 2019 and will allow Canada to join the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty and the Nice Agreement. Here are the most significant changes: – Harmonization of administrative formalities and ... Read more

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