New systems for trademark protection in .XXX extension?
[10/12/2021] As a reminder, this was a blocking system (and not a reservation system) initiated in 2011 which will expire on 14 January 2022 This system was intended to prevent any...
Hague System: new possibilities for the timing of publication of international registrations
[03/12/2021] From 1 January 2022, it will be possible to choose between three options concerning the date of publication of international registrations: - the default "standard...
Reversal of case-law: the mere filing of a trademark application does not constitute an act of infringement
[02/12/2021] It was well-established case-law that the filing of disputed signs constituted in itself an act of infringement, regardless of their actual use By two rulings dated of 13...
New version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification for marks
[09/11/2021] From 1st January 2022, a new version of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (“Nice Classification “) will...
2020/2021: Trademark and Design Assistant Certificate
[05/11/2021] Congratulations to Julie PREVOST who obtained the Trademark and Design Assistant Certificate - 2020/2021-, from the INPI on 15 October 2021 Well done,
Webinar “Entrepreneur and creator: at least 2 reasons not to neglect Intellectual Property”
[21/10/2021] Agnès CONTENSOU, Industrial Property Attorney at Germain Maureau, speaks at the Webinar "Entrepreneur et créateur :Webinar “Entrepreneur and creator: at least 2 reasons not...
The United Arab Emirates Joined the Madrid Agreement
[19/10/2021] On 28 September 2021, the United Arab Emirates joined the Madrid Protocol and became the 109th member of the System for the International Registration of Marks which now covers...
GERMAIN MAUREAU member of the Lyon Start-up jury – edition 2021
[19/10/2021] As part of the sponsorship between the Foundation of the Lyon University and the CNCPI, several Industrial Property Attorneys and members of the CNCPI, will support candidates in...
Protection of PDOs / PGIs: neither CHAMPAGNOLA, nor CHAMPANILLO
[20/09/2021] In its judgement in the "Champanillo" case (C-783/19) on September 9, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ruled in favour of the protection of PDOs / PGIs At...
Unitary Patent: towards an entry into force in 2022?
[22/07/2021] As we mentioned in a previous post, the Unitary Patent Package, comprising the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent, will enter into force only after ratification by...