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A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (3/3) – Third and last stop: journey into unknown lands!

A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (3/3) – Third and last stop: journey into unknown lands!

Thank you for joining us for the last part of our journey to discover the different degrees of protection of the geographical indications (GIs) of spirit drinks within European Union (EU). As you sure remember, the first steps of our trip led us to discover two degrees of protection offered by article 16.a) and b)…

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Opposition Division finds likelihood of confusion between SO DIVINE and SO…? LOVELY

Opposition Division finds likelihood of confusion between SO DIVINE and SO…? LOVELY

This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in (April/2019). For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com. Debonair opposed the registration of the figurative mark SO DIVINE based on earlier SO…? LOVELY marks The opposition was partially upheld, as the marks were found to be similar and the goods/services were found to be…

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Personal data – When goodwill, diligence et speed prove insufficient to avoid a heavy penalty (even though reduced) – OPTICAL CENTER >> 200K€

Personal data – When goodwill, diligence et speed prove insufficient to avoid a heavy penalty (even though reduced) – OPTICAL CENTER >> 200K€

The French Conseil d’Etat has just ruled over the CNIL’s sanction against the company Optical Center dated May 7, 2018 (see our news feed https://www.ip-talk.com/en/accueil/rgpd/ 07/05/18 CNIL– Conviction for Optical Center : 250K€). On 28 July 2017, it was reported to the CNIL that personal data had been made freely accessible on Optical Center’s website….

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