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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 therefore subjected to VAT in France, insofar as the provision of services is considered to be performed in this country.  The place of provision of services, which is susceptible to lead to…

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 are still ambiguous. In a decision rendered on September 3rd 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given some welcome clarifications regarding these criteria. (CJEU, September…

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

The so-called « Macron » law n°2015-990 of 6th August 2015, aiming to improve economic growth, activity and equal opportunities was published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on 7th August 2015 and, in so far as no transitional provisions apply, this law entered into force on 8th August 2015. The…

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, whether or not they are an employee. Article L. 131-3 of the French Intellectual Property Code provides that “Assignment of copyright is subject to the conditions that each of the assigned rights…

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 Cadbury UK Ltd before the British Office against the registration, requested by Produits Nestlé SA, of the following 3D trademark: Cadbury disputed the registrability of the shape of the famous…
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Beau de Loménie Marseille: a new era is beginning

 

2018/2019 has marked an important stage for the first branch office that Cabinet Beau de Loménie opened, in 1968, outside the Paris region: a new head, Olivier BOURA, has taken up post, new experts have joined the Patent, Trademarks and Designs practices and the office has been relocated from the Prado district to the Place Castellane (...).

Read the entire press release here.

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

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