Industrial Property

Portfolio, portefeuille de marques, propriété intellectuelle

How to effectively manage your trademarks portfolio?

The trademarks portfolio management system has been designed to be efficient and secure to adapt to your technical needs. IPzen is one of the best, easy-to-use management software for intellectual property professionals available on the market. Today, there is a … Read More

French trademarks – New opposition procedure serving the protection of right holders

Opposition is a crucial procedure to ensure the protection of trademarks. It is a way to solve potential disputes quickly, simply and with reasonable costs and time limits. Following the transposition of the « Trademark reform Package » in the French law … Read More

Canada: Accession to the Madrid System

Since March 17, 2019, Canada has officially become a member of the Madrid Protocol, the Nice Agreement and the Singapore Treaty. These treaties will be applicable in Canada from 17 June 2019. Following a long process of reform, Canada’s adoption … Read More

Trademarks: coordination between the principle of specialty and the Evin French Law on alcohol trademarks

The “principle of specialty” in trademarks law is set out in article L. 713-3 of the French Intellectual Property Code, under which the owner of a trademark only has a monopoly for the products and services that the trademark designates. … Read More

New Resolution No. 123/2019 of the Argentinian National Institute of Industrial Property

On May 27, 2019, the Argentinian National Institute of Industrial Property adopted Resolution No. 123/2019. This clarifies the January 2018 Argentine legislation on trademark law of January 2018 and the Decree No. 242/19 of April 2019. Most notably, this Resolution … Read More

Thailand adheres to International Brand

Starting from November 7th, 2017, the Madrid Protocol will formally host its 99th member : Thailand, thereby underscoring the importance of this international system of trademark registration. In force since April 1996, the Madrid Protocol is a treaty, administred by the … Read More

Cyberattacks: the need to adopt an adequate defence strategy for trademarks

Cyberattacks: a political phenomenon On Friday 5, 2017, the day before the presidential elections in France, the French political movement “La République en marche!” of Emmanuel Macron, elected since president of France, was targeted by a cyberattack. A cyberattack refers … Read More

Turkey: a new Industrial Property Code based on the European model

Turkey has just adopted an Industrial Property Code, and it has come into force on January 10, 2017. Prior to that date, Turkish Industrial Property rights were regulated by ordinances dating back to 1995. These ordinances were progressively quashed by … Read More

Sale of counterfeit products online: a burden for businesses

The sale of counterfeit products currently represents 2.5% of global imports according to the OECD, amounting to more than USD 460 billion. Up to 5% of goods imported into the European Union are counterfeited goods. The sale of these counterfeited … Read More