A propos de Jean-Philippe BRESSON

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No TM rights on LEGO bricks confirmed

After the Cancellation Division of the OHIM, the Board of Appeal and the (formerly named) Court of First Instance, it has now been the turn of the ECJ to hold on September 14, 2010, that the Lego brick could not be registered as a mark in respect of construction toys because the shape at hands…

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The reassuring SORVIR case of the General Court

This September 13, 2010, was certainly the day when the General Court made the pharmaceutical trademarks practice feel better again by ruling that the marks SORVIR (contested CTM) and NORVIR (earlier CTM hold by Abbott Laboratories) were confusingly similar in respect of products of class 5. This solution may look quite obvious in the end…

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France: eBay liability steps forward

On July 20, 2010, the Court of Appeal of Reims confirmed the findings of the First Instance Court which ruled that eBay companies and a seller of fake Hermès bags on www.ebay.fr had infringed the marks of Hermès International. The Court said that, when the fake Hermès bags sold in 2006 on the auction site,…

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French Customs strengthen their position on pharmaceuticals

The French Pharmaceutical Companies Association (LEEM), representing about 326 companies operating in France in the research and/or development of medicines for human use, has signed a joint declaration with French Customs on June 18, 2010. New processes of collaboration and of exchange of information result from it. An observatory of medicines has been created which…

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