You are here > Home > News > News alerts

News > 

News alerts

Search for expert


RSS

05-02-2018 » European designs: The CJEU gives its interpretation of the “repair clause” I Beau de Loménie

EUROPEAN DESIGNS: THE CJEU GIVES ITS INTERPRETATION OF THE “REPAIR CLAUSE”.   The question of the protection of spare parts by designs rules has always been a controversial issue between countries of the European Union. In EC Directive n°98/71 of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs, due to the lack…

14-12-2017 » Communication from the European commission to the users of the European union trademarks and designs system I Beau de Loménie

Communication from the European commission to the users of the European union trademarks and designs system   Since the vote in favor of Brexit on 24 June 2016, and the day after 29 March 2017, the official implementation date of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union by the United Kingdom triggering the process of its…

06-12-2017 » Obtaining right to priority should be your first priority

OBTAINING RIGHT TO PRIORITY SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY Two cases decided in 2016 and 2017 by the Board of Appeals at the European Patent Office have highlighted the importance of obtaining an explicit transfer of the right to claim priority to a national patent application prior to filing of an International (PCT) or European (EP)…

09-11-2017 » The application of the rule of exhaustion in cases of assignment of Industrial Property rights: a new concept, the unity of control?

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Centrafarm / Sterlit and Centrafarm Wintrop decisions n°15/74 and 16/74 of 31 October 1974, ruled that Articles 30 to 36 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) prohibits an IP right owner from using his exclusive rights to prevent the free movement of goods within the…

29-09-2017 » gTLD and ccTLD ADR procedures : an efficient tool against pirates

Extra-judicial proceedings can be initiated by a trademark owner against a domain name registered fraudulently, to obtain its withdrawal or its transfer through a decision rendered by one or several panellists. Such proceedings were notably developed by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre for gTLDs, but also exist at national levels…
Cabinet Beau de Loménie - 158 rue de l'Université - F75340 PARIS CEDEX 07 | T : +33 (0) 1 44 18 89 00 | F : +33 (0) 1 44 18 04 23