Counterfeiting and Appropriation Art… or the Balance between Artistic Movements, Free Artistic Expression and Copyright Law

On 23 February(1)  the Paris Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court of Paris of 8 November 2018 condemning the American visual artist, the highly-rated Jeff Koons, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris for infringing a Naf-Naf advertising campaign dating from 1985. This is not the first time that the artist has been penalized in France and …

EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Confirms that Computer-Implemented Simulations can be patentable

On March 10, 2021, the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal issued its long-awaited decision in case G1/19 relating to the patentability at the EPO of computer-implemented simulations.

Expressing a link to the land: three new Geographical Indications approved by the INPI

Last November the expressions “Linge Basque”, “Absolue Pays de Grasse” and “Pierre d’Arudy”  joined the small family of Geographical Indications for Industrial and Handicraft Products or IGPIA. To date 12 Geographical Indications have been approved by the INPI. There are, however, two new applications for registration: “couteau de Laguiole” (Laguiole Knife) and “poteries d’Alsace” (Alsatian pottery) …

PPH starts in France with the JPO

The French patent office (FPO) and the Japanese patent office (JPO) have ratified a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement. This agreement will be implemented in the framework of a Pilot Program conducted until the end of 2022. At that point, the Pilot Program may either be extended or confirmed.

Beau de Loménie has a new look

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Emmanuelle MACHINET becomes a Partner at Beau de Loménie

Beau de Loménie is pleased to announce the nomination of Emmanuelle MACHINET as a Partner, as of January 1st, 2021.