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Last week the IP Office of Singapore organised a series of events to celebrate its first in-person IP Week since the start of the pandemic. WTR was on the ground to bring you the key takeaways.
14 September 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at French police busting a Bordeaux wine counterfeiting operation, Mickey Mouse reaching its copyright expiry, and much more.
05 July 2022
Application numbers have continued to fall at major North American and European trademark registries this year. But the rate of decline could be slowing, new data suggests.
17 June 2022
In the next edition of our series on the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to France.
04 March 2022
The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in the United States, Canada, the EUIPO, the United Kingdom, France and Germany between September and December 2021.
16 February 2022
In this dispute between firearms company Glock GmbH and two manufacturers of replica guns, a French court of appeal has cancelled Glock’s 3D mark for the shape of its Glock 17 pistol on the ground that it lacked distinctiveness.
27 October 2021
French trademarks are governed mainly by Law 1991-7, which implements the EU First Trademarks Directive (89/104/EEC) and is codified in the IP Code.
29 July 2021
Late last year, the CJEU issued a preliminary ruling on some questions concerning the reproduction of the shape or appearance of a product (here, Morbier cheese) protected by a PDO. The French Supreme Court has now issued its decision based on the CJEU’s answers.
27 July 2021
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