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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]). […]