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L’INDE ADHERE AU SYSTEME DE LA MARQUE INTERNATIONALE

According to an information published on  the WIPO’s website :   

India’s Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma today deposited his country’s instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks at WIPO, bringing the total number of members of the international trademark system to 90. The treaty will enter into force with respect to Read the rest

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L’INDE ADHERE AU SYSTEME DE LA MARQUE INTERNATIONALE

According to an information published on  the WIPO’s website :   

India’s Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma today deposited his country’s instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks at WIPO, bringing the total number of members of the international trademark system to 90. The treaty will enter into force with respect to Read the rest

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Compétence territoriale dans une action en contrefaçon

Cour d’appel de Paris 2ème chambre, Arrêt du 30 septembre 2009 My Little Paris / Violette 2008

En vertu de l’article 46 du Code de procédure civile, le demandeur peut, en matière délictuelle, saisir la juridiction du lieu où demeure le défendeur, la juridiction du lieu du fait dommageable ou celle dans le ressort de laquelle le dommage a été … Read the rest

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French law of June 17, 2008 and the reform of civil prescription: significant impact on intellectual property rights

The much awaited (and often unknown) law of June 17, 2008 has set new rules as regards civil prescription, especially by reducing the limitation of action from 30 years to 5 years.

As applied to new Title XX of the French Civil Code, this law establishes new important rules that apply to intellectual property and more specifically to trademark rights.Read the rest

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3D Trademarks in French and Community practice

considered, for example, that the breakable characteristic and overall shape of the LEXOMIL pill did not fulfill a technical function.

The shape of a product or a product’s packaging are eligible as trademarks. French and Community trademark provisions concur in listing them as signs that may constitute trademarks. However, in practice, distinctiveness and the desire to produce a technical effect Read the rest

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New rules in French opposition proceedings

A new French Decree modifies opposition proceedings. Suspension may still be obtained for a maximum of six months but only through an initial period of three months renewable once. Until now, the parties could apply for suspension for different lengths of time, provided these did not exceed six months in all.

The Decree also removes doubt on whether counter cancellation Read the rest