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1st first geographical indication accredited

The French IP office has recently accredited the first geographical indication for manufactured and handmade products and the lucky winner...

Acknowledgement of industrial property titles in French Polynesia

Within the framework of the organic law n°2004-192 of February 27, 2004 organizing the autonomy of French Polynesia, the competence...

Geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade products and modifications of trademark opposition procedure

Henceforth next to the AOC and IGP (protected geographical indication) the so-called “alimentary”, the geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade...

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Copyright

Frequently overlooked, copyright is present on a daily basis and provides protection from the time of creation onwards.

  • Protection of designs, applied arts and characteristic industrial designs: if a design is new, it qualifies for monopolization.
  • Protection of the fashion industry and seasonal industries; legal procedures are adapted to the economic constraints associated with this business sector.
  • Protection of photos; all photographs are included.
  • Protection of software and data bases; a special form of copyright has been created for the protection of both authors and producers.

We can organize and systematically regulate in-house procedures for the constitution of evidence.

Although an extremely straightforward form of legal protection, copyright nevertheless requires a highly rigourous contractual wording, frequently related to public policy, non-compliance with which may have serious financial consequences.

The mere reference “all rights assigned” has no force in law, and it is essential that provision be made for a full assignment clause, where a company wishes to be the holder of copyright in respect of the works which it produces.