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

Another Adwords case…

Publié en August 2017

Here is another case of a trademark being used as a keyword to trigger commercial results on Google search engine. The facts are not original. The court’s decision is not either. However, it is a good opportunity to remind where the French courts stand on the question of commercial advertisement on internet search engines.

A company selling gothic products online filed a trademark infringement and an unfair competition lawsuit against

Trademark defence on the internet – The Chantelle case

Publié en May 2017

We recently commented the Vinci case and the misappropriation of domain names such as or (here) to warn about the necessity of monitoring marks on the internet, which is the only solution to be able to react fast and prevent or at least limit damages due to the infringement.

Trademark watch on the internet is only the first step of a defence strategy (See our watch services here).

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