Valentine’s day flowers

Publié en February 2017

A few months ago, we commented the judgment of the Court of First instance of Paris of 29 January 2016 which denied copyright protection to promotional pictures of flowers published on an e-commerce web site because of their lack of originality (here).

Before the Court of Appeals of Paris, the claim for copyright infringement was dropped, the appellant focusing its complaint on the notion of unfair competition (commercial free-riding).


INSCRIPTA receives IP law award

Publié en February 2017

INSCRIPTA receives the “2017 Rising Teams” award in the Trademark Attorney category at the Law Trophies ceremony.

INSCRIPTA was already Highly Recommended in the 2016 Ranking of the Top Industrial Property Attorneys in France by Leaders League.

This new award is the recognition of INSCRIPTA’s successes, which depend on our innovative working methods and above all on our clients’ trust.

Thanks to all of you.


Publié en January 2017


Calissons d’Aix (French sweets) and trademarks in China

Publié en January 2017

At the end of 2016, the registration of CALISSONS D’AIX as a trademark in China for confectioneries by a Chinese company led to the reaction of the Union of Manufacturers of the Calissons d’Aix owner of the corresponding collective trademark in France since 1991.

This registration is certainly opportunistic and interested, but is it cancellable?

Yes, if it is still possible to oppose to the contested mark. To fight against

New: e-Soleau is online

Publié en January 2017

Although they do not provide any legal protection, Soleau envelopes, named after their inventor, are a low-cost way of ascertaining the date of one’s creations in France.

Until now, creations were to be carefully described in two identical copies each of them respectively placed in both compartments of a Soleau envelope. Once it was sealed and registered before the INPI (French PTO) through a once-patented process,