How is counterfeiting really characterized?

For the average consumer, a counterfeit is just a copy of an original product. Hence, there are many misconceptions attached to this term, such as “this is not a counterfeit because the trademark is not reproduced on the product” or … Read More

Trademark, copyright and patent: how they differ?

Trademarks, copyrights and patents are three different legal instruments belonging to the umbrella term of intellectual property. Nevertheless, they differ significantly one from the other. Indeed, trademarks protect the source identifications of goods and services while copyrights protect original creative … Read More

Unfair competition and domain names: enlightment by two French court decisions

A domain name enjoys protection, but when does it acquire such protection? Tribunal de Grande Instance of Nanterre, civil division, first chamber, November 3, 2016 The Tribunal de Grande Instance of Nanterre points out that a domain name is a … Read More

New business profiles on Instagram: protect your trademarks against any attempt of cybersquatting or username squatting

Instagram, with its ever-increasing popularity since being taken over by Facebook in 2012, announced in May 2016 that it is developing business profiles. The emerging of business profiles Business profiles, which are entirely free of charge for the business community, … Read More