China Joins two international Treaties
[09/02/2022] During the opening of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, China joined the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, as well as the Marrakesh...
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: coming soon!
[24/01/2022] After many hurdles (see our previous posts from May and December 2020, from July 2021), the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application...
Jamaica Joins the Madrid Protocol
[13/01/2022] On 27 December 2021, Jamaica joined the Madrid Protocol and became the 110th member of the System for the International Registration of Marks which now covers over 125...
Trademark protection in the Metaverse
[10/01/2022] Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are digital assets that prove the authenticity of virtual objects. After their explosion in the art market, their use spread to other fields,...
Happy New Year
[31/12/2021] The Partners and Associates of Germain Maureau wish you a Happy New Year
[17/12/2021] Best wishes for a happy holiday season and our sincere thanks for your loyalty in 2021! See you in 2022 for new collaborations…
Congratulations to our People on their new qualifications
[17/12/2021] We are proud of Sahra El Haddadine, Pierre Lannel, Timothée Jouart and Laurence Royer who have passed the French Qualification Examination - Patent
Jamaica Joins the Hague Agreement
[15/12/2021] On 10 November 2021, Jamaica joined the Hague Agreement for the international registration of industrial designs. Jamaica becomes thus the 67th contracting party to the 1999...
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...