On September 17, 2019, the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris (first degree civil jurisdiction) ruled against VALVE, following a lawsuit initiated in 2015 by the consumer association ...Lire la suite
To be eligible as a trademark, a slogan, as any other sign, shall bear a distinctive character, meaning it shall serve as an indication of origin for the covered products and services and not be limited to a promotional function.
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The Pirate Bay is a BitTorrent online sharing platform which provides to internet users indexed links in order to localise protected works and to download them, without any hosted files on the platform. Thus, the exchange of files is realized directly between the internet users and not through ...Lire la suite
In a decision dated May 6, 2015, the Paris First Instance Court, ruling in emergency, held that neither manifestly unlawful disturbance nor eminent harm could be characterized by the use, by a political party, of the term “Les Républicains” as a denomination and as a trademark.
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The Decree n°2015-511 of May 7th, 2015 introduces exceptions concerning the principle "silence is considered as an acceptance".
In the relationship between the citizens and the Administration, the principle is: "if the administrative authority failed to respond within two months to a ...Lire la suite