Commercial free-riding for non-profit organizations

Publié en December 2017

What do an animal protection society and associations promoting natural filiation and lobbying against same-sex marriage have in common?

According to the First Instance Court of Paris, they share advertising campaigns with the same concept (judgment of 23 November 2017, 3rd chamber, 4th section). However, it was not because of a mutual decision or by mere chance but because the latter tried to promote their activities by copying the campaign

INSCRIPTA meets businesses at Paris Chamber of Commerce

Publié en October 2017

INSCRIPTA is proud to be an official partner of Paris Chamber of Commerce for the next International Business Meetings taking place 27 November 2017 in Paris.

The event is dedicated to helping companies expand their business overseas by meeting experts on various international matters.

INSCRIPTA will be hosting a workshop on:

Intellectual Property and Online Business

Keys to international success

INSCRIPTA’s stand will

CNCPI Workshop – Digital Business and IP

Publié en October 2017

CNCPI Workshop is the annual event intended to businesses and individuals to increase information and promote public awareness on intellectual property issues.

The French Patent and Trademark Attorneys Institute (CNCPI), will organize the 2017 workshop on 7 November 2017 in several major French cities on the topic: “Digital Business and IP”.

It will address all necessary and useful legal advice to run a successful

A concept before the courts

Publié en July 2017

The French Cour de cassation, the highest civil court in France, recently issued a decision about how a concept can be protected through intellectual property rights. It is interesting to study this decision to be reminded that, although it is not impossible, protecting a concept can prove difficult. The important thing is to anticipate the obstacles to adopt the right strategy (see also our article about how to protect a

Wrong ideas about design infringement

Publié en June 2017

If there are at least 7 differences between two designs, there is no counterfeiting.

Wrong!

The designs are compared according to their similarities and the overall impression they produce on an informed user. If the overall impressions are the same, copying or infringement may be recognized. If they differ from each other, the first registered design is not infringed.

There is thus no anti-counterfeiting magic method. The key points are

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