A Champagne sorbet for New Year’s Eve?

Publié en December 2017

A German supermarket network sells a sorbet containing 12% of champagne under the name ‘Champagner Sorbet’ (Champagne sorbet in German). The Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC, Interprofessional Committee of the Champagne Wine), very active in the protection of the protected designation of origin (PDO) ‘Champagne’, took the view that the name ‘Champagner Sorbet’ was infringing the PDO Champagne and brought proceedings before the German courts.

The Bundesgerichtshof

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

Unjustified threats in IP: a French case

Publié en October 2017

While the UK Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 is in force since the 1st of October 2017, there exists no specific provisions in the French IP Law governing the forms of a letter containing a communication or a threat to bring infringement proceedings against someone, that would distinguish between actionable threats and permitted communications. The French common civil liability law is therefore applicable.

According to the French courts, in order

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