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Trademark owners: check now your trademarks evidences of use!

In recent months, we have seen an increased number of administrative cancellation actions for non use against our clients’ trademarks, mainly at EUIPO level. However, in the context of these actions, we have repeatedly noted that either the “attacked” trademarks are not exploited optimally or, in the vast majority of cases, that the proof of…

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Marque communautaire, usage dans un pays et action en déchéance : alerte pour les gestionnaires de portefeuilles de marques

An analysis of the OMEL/ONEL ruling by the CJEU on 19 December 2012 The OHIM has for several years considered that “genuine use of the trade mark in a single Member State is valid for the Community” (example of the Taxor Cosmetic AG v Caswell S.P.A. ruling on 4 June 2007) The CJEU modified this…

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Déchéance de la marque TEXTO

 CA PARIS – 23 Septembre 2009 -SFR/ONE TEXTO La Cour d’Appel de Paris a confirmé le 23 septembre dernier que la marque TEXTO était nulle faute de distinctivité et que la reprise de la couleur rouge par la société One Texto n’était pas constitutive de concurrence déloyale. Comme on le sait la distinctivité d’une marque…

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