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Anti-counterfeit and Brand Protection in Africa – It all begins with brand owners

Earlier this year, South African event organizer Everest Executive Education convened a conference named “Pan-African Anti-Counterfeit and Brand Protection Summit” the aim of which was to discuss the danger of counterfeits for consumers, the damage caused to trademark owners and the progress made so far by different countries in adopting legal and administrative measures enabling…

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Château Ausone gagne son proces contre un trademark squatter chinois

The Le Figaro newspaper echoed the opinion of the Inlex law firm regarding their work against wine counterfeiting in China (Published on 23/07/2013 in Le Figaro – Wine) :  The prestigious Bordeaux wine-producer, Château de Saint-Emilion, won its case in China when a Chinese Private individual applied for the “Château Ausone” name. However, defending trademarks…

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Un moyen efficace de lutter contre les contrefaçons en Chine ? Inscrire ses marques auprès des autorités douanières.

Is this one of the ways to fight Chinese counterfeits? Every day, we come across articles about trademark counterfeits in China. The existence of industrial property rights is obviously the absolute prerequisite for possible legal action. However, owning rights for the commercial territories in which one operates is not necessarily sufficient because, when counterfeits leave…

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