Region: France

Versailles Court of Appeal finds infringement of renowned 3D Mikado trademark

The case highlights that a 3D trademark consisting of the shape of the product can become well known - and thus benefit from a broader scope of protection.

28 November 2023

How start-ups should protect themselves and wield IP to drive growth: tips from a robotics unicorn

Exotec's Olivier Billard gives insight into how embedding intellectual property into the core of the company’s business model led to the creation of France’s first industrial unicorn.

27 November 2023

France: EU legislation and amended national IP code prove a formidable combination

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Rights holders rely on anti-counterfeiting authorities to expertly use legislative enforcement tools, protecting domestic IP at home and across the European Union.

29 September 2023

Paris Court of Appeal validates Louis Vuitton’s use of four-leaf clover in jewellery line

The ruling raises critical questions about the protection of intellectual property and creative legacies within the fashion industry.

08 August 2023

Register Tracker Europe and North America: January-April 2023

Featured in Trademark register tracker

UK applicants filed 10% more trademark applications abroad in the first four months of 2023 than they did at the end of last year, Fovea IP data shows.

08 June 2023

Lacoste partners with Netflix; new EUIPO guidelines; Nissan anti-counterfeiting activities – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Korea-Japan trademark conference resuming after a three-year hiatus, and much more.

18 April 2023

“No justification”: study pushes back on proposals for EU GI domain name alert system

Study finds few domain disputes over GIs in the EU, CCTLD operators concerned about burden of proposed system.

20 January 2023

European IP offices: a year in review and what to expect in 2023

As 2023 nears, representatives from major IP offices across Europe share their annual highlights and what trademark practitioners should look out for in the future.

24 November 2022

France: Trademark procedures and strategies

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2022/2023

French trademark law confers no exclusive right to the owner of an unregistered mark. However, a well-known mark within the meaning of Article 6bis of the Paris Convention may be protected under civil law under certain conditions and notably, against the use of an identical or similar sign for identical or similar goods or services for which the mark is well-known, provided that there is a likelihood of confusion.

21 October 2022

Counterfeit hotspots in France that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In a new addition to our long-running series on physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to France.

13 October 2022

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