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BOTOX / BOTUMAX

ALLERGAN recently opposed to the filing of Community trademark BOTUMAX in classes 3, 5 and 16, on the ground that ALLERGAN already holds a great number of trademarks called BOTOX, and also in view of their associated notoriousness.

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French law of June 17, 2008 and the reform of civil prescription: significant impact on intellectual property rights

The much awaited (and often unknown) law of June 17, 2008 has set new rules as regards civil prescription, especially by reducing the limitation of action from 30 years to 5 years. As applied to new Title XX of the French Civil Code, this law establishes new important rules that apply to intellectual property and…

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“La Minute blonde”

PLAYBOY Magazine was convicted of infringement by a court of first instance in France, for it had reproduced the mark “LA MINUTE BLONDE”. Claiming its right to inform, the magazine reproduced the mark on its cover page (with the actress* just beside it in her birthday suit), without the prior authorization of the holder. The…

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Google’s responsibility: the die is cast!

The ECJ will soon answer a number of interlocutory questions asked by several high courts in Europe. Its position is eagerly awaited by European trademark owners. The point is to set determine the rules that will govern the responsibility of the providers of paying keywords that reproduce or imitate the verbal element of a trademark,…

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