Cultural property is defined as tangible or intangible assets of a society, which may include emblems, buildings, monuments, folklore or tradition. Owned by the State or a private entity, cultural properties are generally inherited from past generations and are preserved, bestowed and passed onto the future generations. Cultural properties have significant values, given that they…Read more
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Click here to read the article “Sign designating targeted consumers is not distinctive” written by Meriem Loudiyi published in the World Trademark Review. Read moreRead more
Click here to read the article “Reproduction of letter X is not insignificant for General Court” written by Meriem Loudiyi published in the World Trademark Review.Read more
Click here to read the article “General Court: common descriptive elements will not attract attention of relevant public” written by Meriem Loudiyi published in the World Trademark Review.Read more
After having overcome a refusal for lack of distinctiveness and an opposition filed by the German company Roland SE, Louboutin has finally managed to obtain a registration for his ‘red sole’ trademark in the European Union! Please find below my comment on this opposition procedure published in the World Trademark Review Daily magazine Read more…Read more
In the following article, in association with SMD Country Index, Charlotte Urman, deals with the current meaning of silence. The old adage that “silence equals consent” is widely applicable in French Law, in particular for adminstrative purposes. Indeed, usually (even if so many exceptions exist) in case the French Administration does not reply to a…Read more
(Français) Chronopost v DHL Express France  R 2425/2013-4, The Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM, 28 January 2015. The Fourth Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market revoked a decision […]Read more
(Français) In Formula One Licensing BV v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-55/13, May
21 2015), the Eighth Chamber of the General Court has upheld a decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of
OHIM in which the latter had rejected the opposition filed by Formula One Licensing BV against the
European part of the international trademark F1H2O.
On April 16 2008 Formula One filed an opposition against Idea Marketing SA’s international registration for
F1H2O (No 925 383) […]
Meriem Loudiyi has contributed to the “Annual Review of EU Trademark Law published in The Trademark Reporter of March-April, 2015 : France — French Supreme Court, CommercialChamber Can the reputation of a trademark be proved by its owner merely making reference to previous cases attesting to its well-known character? Read her contribution [HERE] France—Supreme Court,…Read more
In Chronopost v DHL Express (France) (Case R 2425/2013-4, January 28 2015), the Fourth Board of Appeal
of OHIM has annulled a decision of the Cancellation Division upholding an action filed by DHL for the
cancellation of the Community trademark (CTM) WEBSHIPPING, owned by Chronopost.
On July 6 2012 DHL filed an action for the cancellation of the CTM WEBSHIPPING (CTM No 1 909 183),
which was registered on May 7 2003 in the name of Chronopost, on the grounds of non-use.