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Implementation by the INPI of the Electronic Soleau Envelope - « e-Soleau »: A New Valuable Tool for Companies and Creators

The French Patent & Trademark Office (the INPI announced on 16 December 2016 the launch of the electronic version of the ‘Soleau envelope’ (the ‘e-Soleau’). This innovation makes it now possible to establish directly on the...more

An ever closer union? No more. The impact of ‘Brexit’ on IP holders

On 23 June 2016, UK voters voted for an exit of the UK from the European Union. While the UK will not leave the EU overnight, holders of intellectual property rights in the EU need to ask themselves what this vote means for...more

Adoption of the ‘Trade Mark Package’ and practical implications

On 23 March 2016, the European Union Trade Mark Regulation (dated 16 December 2015) comes into force. As part of the package of changes introduced by the Regulation, the ‘Community trademark’ will change its name to the...more

French trademarks composed of Chinese characters: imitation successfully upheld with a broad definition of “relevant French...

On April 29, 2014, the Versailles Appeal Court issued an interesting decision as regards assessment of likelihood of confusion between two French trademarks composed of Chinese characters and designating wine, the prior...more

6/5/2014  /  EU , Trademark Litigation , Trademarks

First case for the URS system: a successful prospect for trademark holders

The first case implementing the Uniform Rapid Suspension system, created at the same time as the new gTLDs, has just been rendered. IBM is the lucky winner after having filed a complaint against a third party who tried to...more

2/27/2014
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