CNCPI Workshop 2015 – How to protect my idea?

Publié en February 2015

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

The French Company of Industrial Property Attorneys (CNCPI), will organize the 2015 workshop on March 19th in 11 major French cities on the topic: “How to protect my idea?“.

Please see the complete program (only in French) following this link.

Filing trademarks in black and white – choices and consequences

Publié en January 2015

Upon filing of a trademark, many questions may arise. The issue of colour/B&W trademarks is particularly important for applicants especially considering it is quite easy to make variations in the sign, enabling it to be better adapted to the marketing and promotion requirements of the goods or services.

This issue was dealt with under the Convergence Programme aiming to harmonise the way OHIM and a number

I am Charlie, I am not a trademark

Publié en January 2015

Everybody knows by now what dreadful and terrible events occurred in France last January 7. And many people worldwide also know about the phrase adopted by supporters of such French republican values as freedom of speech or secularism.

This slogan is JE SUIS CHARLIE – I AM CHARLIE.

It seems there is no debate over who “invented” or came up with

Long-lasting protection for games: a brainteaser

Publié en December 2014

In this Christmas season, games are popular in the shops and under the tree, but also spark fierce legal debates.

How to durably protect the games and prevent competitors from developing identical or similar games?

When launching a new game, manufacturers obviously think to file the game’s name as a trademark. The names of successful games (which can be considered as well-known) benefit from

New publishing contract in France

Publié en December 2014

By governmental order No.2014-1348 of 12 November 2014, entered into force on the 1st December 2014, the French Intellectual Property Code has been modified as regards publishing contracts.

The main purpose of the modifications is to adapt the rules related to publishing contracts to the digital era. As a consequence, French law now provides that the publishing contract is made to frame and organize the edition