Region: France

The metaverse, valuation issues and IP in the age of covid – takeaways from IP Week @ SG 2022

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

EU-NZ trade deal adds GI protection; Clint Eastwood CBD lawsuit win; Crystal Palace to enter metaverse – news digest

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

Register Tracker Europe and US: January-April 2022

Featured in Prosecution

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

Online marketplaces in France that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

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

Register Tracker Europe and US: September-December 2021

Featured in Prosecution

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


Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2022

Trademark law rules and regulations National law: Trademark law is codified in the French IP Code in Articles L711-1 to L731- 4. In addition, Article 1240 of the Civil Code prohibits unfair competition and parasitic acts.

20 December 2021

Register Tracker Europe and US: May-August 2021

Featured in Prosecution

The latest data reveals that filings are down, particularly domestic applications.

27 October 2021

3D trademark misfires: Glock shoots too late and misses target

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


Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

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

French Supreme Court issues decision in Morbier case following CJEU’s preliminary ruling

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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