What learning can we get from the first CNIL’s formal notices under the GDPR?

Since the GDPR entered into force in May 2018, multiple decisions were issued by the CNIL according to the ancient law. Their analysis put into bright that the most frequent breaches are about: the legality of the personal data processing (data that are not minimized, purpose diversion, lack of consent of the data subject), the…

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Specific regulations concerning the registration of certain products in Africa: registration of cosmetics in Nigeria with the national agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC)

Some products are subject to certain requirements before they are placed on the market in some countries.   In Nigeria, NAFDAC is the authority charged with the regulation and control of the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of certain products. The scope of its authority is broad and the products under its…

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Erotic products, happy life ends here [T‐457/17 HAPPY LIFE, Medisana AG / EUIPO, 25 september 2018]

Using a slogan as a trademark could be an original way to distinguish your products or services provided the slogan is finely formulated. Slogans such as « Just do it » (Nike) or “Because you’re worth it” (L’Oréal) obviously attract the consumers’ attention towards the goods or services concerned considering they make it easy to remember. The…

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