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Anti-counterfeit and Brand Protection in Africa – It all begins with brand owners

Earlier this year, South African event organizer Everest Executive Education convened a conference named “Pan-African Anti-Counterfeit and Brand Protection Summit” the aim of which was to discuss the danger of counterfeits for consumers, the damage caused to trademark owners and the progress made so far by different countries in adopting legal and administrative measures enabling brand owners to … Read the rest


De la sensibilisation des douanes indiennes à la lutte anti contrefaçon

Le gouvernement indien a pris le parti de former les services des douanes afin de tenter d’endiguer les contrefaçons sur le sol indien…les titulaires de marques se doivent de contribuer à ses efforts en maitrisant leur protection dans ce pays à fort potentiel.


Dans la poursuite des objectifs de lutte contre la contrefaçon et la protection consacrée aux droits … Read the rest


(English) Facebook acts against a licentious social network

We all know that the Facebook social Network’s history is closely linked to intellectual property questions, with, from the very beginning, an action against its creator Mark Zuckerberg for copyrights infringment. This is so not a surprise to see that now the american company Facebook Inc. is deeply attached to the defense of its trademarks rights. The French Court of … Read the rest


Château Ausone gagne son proces contre un trademark squatter chinois

The Le Figaro newspaper echoed the opinion of the Inlex law firm regarding their work against wine counterfeiting in China (Published on 23/07/2013 in Le Figaro – Wine) : 

The prestigious Bordeaux wine-producer, Château de Saint-Emilion, won its case in China when a Chinese Private individual applied for the “Château Ausone” name. However, defending trademarks is a never-ending battle.

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