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29-07-2016
Brexit: Thinking forward to some potential consequences while…

In the referendum of June 23rd 2016, a majority of British voters expressed their desire to leave the European Union. As a result, the…

27-06-2016
The protection of trade secrets: a European affair

Confronted by an increasing number of thefts of information, misappropriation of know-how, and lack of harmonized regulations, in 2013 the…

06-05-2016
Internet links and communication to the public

The forthcoming decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (EUCJ) in the case GS Media BV (GS Media) vs Sanoma Media Netherlands…

11-04-2016
Accelerated Examination Finally Available in France!

The French Patent Office (INPI), following in the steps of the EPO PACE program, has now implemented procedures for accelerated examination…

25-03-2016
Enforcement of IP rights : lump-sum damages do not exclude…

The European Directive 2004/48 of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights has given the injured party a choice, in…

12-02-2016
The “Trademark Reform Package” is not neutral!

The trademark reform package, which has been under discussion for several years, was finally voted in by the European Parliament in the…

29-01-2016
Can a non-recorded Licensee sue for infringement of a…

In his December 17, 2015 opinion, the Advocate General Mr. Melchior Wathelet suggests that the European Court of Justice should answer…

21-12-2015
The Internet and the jurisdiction of the French Courts: A new…

In the context of litigation between the French company Concurrence (hereinafter referred to as “Concurrence”), distributor of…

20-11-2015
New clarifications on the so-called “SVA” and “SVR” decrees

The rules set forth by the decrees of 2014 and 2015 concerning the implementation of the general principle “silence gives…

26-10-2015
The conditions for applying VAT to IP licenses in France

Patent licenses, trademark licenses, designs licenses and copyright licenses are considered to constitute the provision of services and are…

17-09-2015
Clarification about the notion and scope of reputed trademarks

Reputed trademarks, a creation of the Trademark Directive and Regulation, are of paramount importance, and yet the qualification criteria…

08-09-2015
The « Macron » law and the right to be informed of an…

The so-called « Macron » law n°2015-990 of 6th August 2015, aiming to improve economic growth, activity and equal…

27-07-2015
Latest news about copyright assignments

New French case-law has arisen regarding the formalities required for copyright assignments related to a work created by individuals,…

25-06-2015
Is it still possible to register a shape as a trademark today?

The matter is regularly discussed in jurisprudence and new decisions were recently rendered. In a first case, an opposition was filed by…

01-06-2015
"The silence of the Administration amounts to rejection":…

Decree N° 2015-511 of May 7, 2015 - published in the Journal Officiel de la République Française (The Official Journal of…

21-04-2015
Trademark law and tobacco prevention

A draft law on the modernization of the French health system was adopted by the National Assembly on April 14, 2015. With this law France…

24-03-2015
The European Law in questions

Every national Court is entitled to apply to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a preliminary ruling regarding the interpretation of…

29-01-2015
The EPO-Morocco agreement on validation of European Patents…

At the end of 2010, the Moroccan Office for Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) and the European Patent Office (EPO) signed the very…

28-01-2015
Perspectives for Industrial Property in Europe and France in 2015

In Europe: It seems that 2015 will not be the year in which we will see the implementation of the Unitary Patent Regulation and the Unified…

13-01-2015
Infringement actions and standard-essential patents: the CJEU…

In response to requests for a preliminary ruling presented by the Düsseldorf Landgericht (Germany) in a case opposing the owner of a…

20-11-2014
The newly adopted principle in France whereby «…

Adopted under a government program aimed at simplifying administrative standards and procedures, French law n° 2013/1005 of November 12th…

31-10-2014
End of protection for tri-dimensional trademarks?

After the Bang & Olufsen case rendered by the First Instance Court of the European Union about trademark protection for the…

30-09-2014
French Polynesia: One Year Later

In a newsletter dated 1 September 2014, the Directorate General of Economic Affairs (DGAE) of French Polynesia has summarized and clarified…

27-08-2014
The protection of French trademarks in Chinese characters reaffirmed

An interesting and important Decision concerning two French trademarks in Chinese…

24-07-2014
Agreement signed between the EPO and Tunisia

Tunisia has signed an agreement with the EPO (European Patent Office) making it possible to extend protection conferred by a European patent…

22-07-2014
When does the representation of a sales floor constitute a trade mark?

Judgment C-421/13, rendered on July 10, 2014, gave the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) an opportunity to rule on whether or…

30-06-2014
The protection of business secrets: a springboard for innovation?

The Research and Development and Innovation program launched in 2010 by the European Commission aims to give companies and non-commercial…

04-06-2014
The protection and conservation of personal data in the…

In the midst of European reform of the protection of personal data that is subject to computerized processing, and discussions on a free-trade…

29-04-2014
The new French law on consumer affairs creates: geographical…

Officially published on 18th March 2014, the law of 17th March 2014 on consumer affairs (also called the “Hamon” law) aimed to…

07-04-2014
Cabinet Beau de Loménie honoured at the 2014 MIP Global Awards

On March 19th, the well-known IP publication “Managing Intellectual Property” held the 9th annual MIP Global Awards in…

10-03-2014
The fight against counterfeiting: the law passed by the French Senate

While the new Regulation (EU) n° 608/2013, concerning customs control of intellectual property rights, has been in force since January…

13-02-2014
French Polynesia and industrial property: after the first step…

As we previously announced (IP News of September 2013), French industrial property rights can now be protected in French Polynesia by a…

14-01-2014
The Unregistered Community Design under Examination

The unregistered community design generated apparently little interest when it was created by the Council Regulation (CE) No 6/2002 of 12…

03-01-2014
Cabinet Beau de Loménie announces the retirement of partner…

Jean-Jacques JOLY began his career with the firm in 1974 and became a partner in 1986. Throughout his tenure at Cabinet Beau de…

06-12-2013
Amendments to the German patent law

In Germany, amendments to the patent law were announced in the Federal Law Gazette (BGBl. I p. 3830) on October 24, 2013, and will be valid as…

02-11-2013
Divisional applications at the EPO – back to square one

During its meeting last 16th October, the European Patent Office Administrative Council decided to change EPC Rule 36 which fixes the time…

05-09-2013
Extension of Intellectual Property rights to French Polynesia

When Law No. 2004-192 of 27 February 2004 regarding the autonomous status of French Polynesia came into force, French industrial property…

12-07-2013
The new regulation (EU) n°608/2013 concerning customs…

The regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council n°608/2013/EU of 12th June 2013 governing anti-counterfeiting action by…

21-06-2013
Software: difficulties of pleading infringement

Software does not fall outside the rules and protections of the common-law, despite its technical character and the difficulties that exist in…

30-05-2013
The Cour de Cassation and the application of the Berne…

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, is a Treaty that establishes the basis of…

18-04-2013
Trademark law reform is on the way

In order to make trademark registration systems more accessible and more effective for companies, the European Commission has published three…

22-03-2013
The sale of drugs on the internet: Act II

By order dated 14 February 2013, the interim relief judge decided to suspend the execution of Article L. 5125-34 of the “Code de la…

12-02-2013
The sale of medicaments on the internet now possible in France.

France has now incorporated into French law the European Union Directive 2011/62/UE 8 June 2011 amending Directive 2001/83/EC on the…

23-01-2013
From research tax credit to innovation tax credit

The French Budget Law for 2013 (Law No. 2012-1509 of 29 December 2012) includes an Article 71 which extends the existing Research Tax Credit…

13-12-2012
Unitary Patent Approved by the European Parliament

In adopting rules related to the Unitary Patent and the Unified European Patent Court Tuesday morning in Strasbourg, the European Union (EU)…

14-11-2012
Hit two trademarks with one use

The use obligation, under penalty of revocation, is an essential limit to the proliferation of unused or partially used trademarks on the…

09-10-2012
Patent Marking

"U.S. Pat. 6,267,346", marked in small characters and molded on the bottom of a document holder.  "U.S. Pat. No. 6,666,420", this mark…

18-09-2012
The right to use a .fr domain name assigned by AFNIC is an…

The Tribunal Administratif de Montreuil (Administrative Court of Montreuil) in a decision dated 9 February 2012, recently published, ruled for…

12-07-2012
European patent with unitary effect and European Patent Court:…

An invention can be protected in Europe by a national patent or European patent. After it is issued by the European Patent Office, a patent…

13-06-2012
Activities of service providers in the information society,…

Several recent court decisions have clarified the nature, in law, of the activities of service providers on the Internet, and the related…

16-05-2012
Forum Shopping and the Proper Administration of Justice

In private international law, rules of jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters, set out in EU Regulation 44/2001, are organized around…

14-03-2012
ACTA: A time for negotiations, now a time for signature?

Following confidential negotiations, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is now ready for signature by every country which…

07-02-2012
Application of the Right to Information, granted against an…

On December 13, 2011 the Cour de Cassation (the French Supreme Court) handed down, a decision (No. 10-28.088) regarding the application of the…

18-01-2012
Generic drugs: a bitter medicine to swallow for IP Rights Owners!

Law 2011-2012 of December 29, 2011, relating to the reinforcement of the safety of drugs and medicinal products has modified the Code de la…

17-11-2011
SYRELI (SYstème de REsolution des Litiges ie DIspute…

"The internal regulations of the French Association for Internet naming in Cooperation (AFNIC) are approved as they define the system of…

01-11-2011
Finland accedes to the London Agreement

Finland has accessed the London Agreement with effect as of 1 November 2011. This Agreement is thus now in force in seventeen EPC contracting…

11-10-2011
Trade Mark and design: a break-up or a developing relationship?

A ruling of the ECFI dated October 6th, 2011 just ended the Bang & Olufsen saga that has opposed this company to the OHIM since…

21-09-2011
Refilling of gas bottles by a competitor: Trademark infringement?

When a container first sold by Company A, whose shape is protected by a three-dimensional trademark, is used by Company B to be refilled with…

12-09-2011
Focus on the Regulation on Domain Names.

The introduction of the new French legal regime for domain names provided for by the Law of March 22, 2011, was partially postponed up until…

09-09-2011
Refilling of gas bottles by a competitor: Trademark infringement?

When a container first sold by Company A, whose shape is protected by a three-dimensional trademark, is used by Company B to be refilled with…

21-07-2011
The « one click » did not « tilt »

Allowing validation of a purchase on the internet with one single click from online shopping consists in applying the already known cookies…

17-06-2011
What is the difference between advertisement and information?…

As everyone knows, the advertising of medicines is highly regulated, and even prohibited for medicines that are issued on medical…

01-06-2011
The new legal regime for domain names will be effective in…

The new provisions related to the status of TLD domain names regarding French national territory have been implemented in a Law, which has a…

29-03-2011
The plan to create a unified European patent litigation…

On 8 March 2011 the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) issued its opinion  on the envisaged agreement to create a unified…

16-03-2011
Tragic events in Japan: remedies in case of non-observance of…

In view of the current tragic events in Japan, we would like to draw your attention to specific measures that are provided for in the European…

14-02-2011
On Suspicion

Following the European Court of Justice’s rulings in the cases Class International (C-405/03) and Montex Holdings (C-281/05), it is…

20-08-2010
News Alert - June 2010

Patentability of Software: The European Patent Office upholds its case law in an opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeals On October 23,…

01-05-2010
News Alert – May 2010

MODIFICATIONS OF THE FEES FOR COMMUNITY TRADEMARKS AND EUROPEAN PATENT Substantial cut in costs for the protection of Community trademarks. …

Events

September 16-20, 2016 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 2016 AIPPI World Congress

Aurélia MARIE will represent Cabinet Beau de Loménie at the 2016 AIPPI World Congress taking place in Milan, Italy, from the…

June 22-25, 2016 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 2016 ECTA 35th annual conference

Aurélia MARIE and Grégory INGRAND will represent Cabinet Beau de Loménie at the 35th annual conference of the ECTA…

May 21-25, 2016 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 2016 INTA annual meeting…

Aurélia MARIE and Pierre BALESTA, as well as Emmanuelle MACHINET, Grégory INGRAND and James BELL, will represent Cabinet…

May 18-20, 2016 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 2016 AIPLA Spring Meeting

Cabinet Beau de Loménie  will attend the 2016 AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) Spring Meeting in…

October 10-14, 2015 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 2015 AIPPI World congress

Aurélia MARIE will represent Cabinet Beau de Loménie at the 2015 AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of…

June 10-13, 2015 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the ECTA 2015 Annual Conference

Aurélia MARIE and Grégory INGRAND will represent Cabinet Beau de Loménie at the 34th ECTA Annual Conference, taking…

May 2-6, 2015 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 2015 INTA annual meeting (San…

Aurélia MARIE and Pierre Balesta, as well as Emmanuelle MACHINET, Grégory INGRAND and James BELL, will represent Cabinet Beau…

April 13-17, 2015 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the FICPI World Congress (Cap…

From April 13th to 17h, FICPI will hold its World Congress in Cap Town, South Africa.Cabinet Beau de Loménie Partner Didier INTES, will…

November 5-8, 2014 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 15th FICPI Open Forum

From November 5th to 8th, FICPI will hold the 15th edition of its Open Forum in Barcelona, Spain.  The Open Forum is an…

October 8-9, 2014 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie at the EPO’s conference “Boards of…

The “Boards of appeal and key decisions 2014” conference held by the EPO will take place on October 8th and 9th at The Hague. For…

May 29-30, 2014 > OHIM's IP Mediation Conference

Cabinet Beau de Loménie will attend the OHIM's IP Mediation Conference on May 29th and 30th in Alicante (Spain). On May 29th, Partner…

May 10-14, 2014 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie attending the 2014 INTA Annual meeting (Hong Kong)

Partners Aurélia MARIE and Pierre Balesta, as well as associates Emmanuelle MACHINET and Grégory INGRAND, will represent…

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