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Current research for COVID-19 treatments is based on known pharmaceutical active ingredients covered by industrial property titles (patents or supplementary protection certificates). These titles confer to their owner an exclusive right of exploitation on the claimed substances. Consequently, the manufacture by third parties of anti-COVID-19 medicinal products which composition would include protected molecules will require […]

One day I was painting, black had invaded the whole surface of the canvas, without forms, without contrasts, without transparencies. In that extreme, I saw in a way the negation of black. Pierre Soulage understood that, thrust in its extremities, black can be the price of every temptation. Surely Anish Kapoor had his words in […]

After a turbulent procedure before the EUIPO and then before the Community court, the Court of the European Union annulled on 24 October the European Union trademark of Rubik’s Brand for the famous Rubik’s Cube (1). The latter’s competitor, Simba Toys GmbH, had requested the cancellation of the said three-dimensional mark as early as 2006, […]

A photomontage published in the cover of a well known magazine called « Le Point », reproduced an Alain Aslan’s sculpture of a bust of Marianne,  a sculpture that depicts the figurhead of the Republic as of Brigitte Bardot, drowning in the seas, under the the heading “wreckers” and the subheading “Corporatists, untouchables, reform killers, lepéno-cégétistes*…. (…) […]

In France, the first law that protects inventions is from January 7, 1791. It follows a report of our dear knight Stanislas de Boufflers dated December 30, 1790 entitled “Report on incentives and privileges to be granted to inventors of machines and industrial discoveries ” (Parliamentary Archives, 1st Series, XXI, pp. 721-732 [December 30, 1790]). […]