Copyright does not protect “taste sensations and experiences”: what protection for our culinary art?


(Taste of food products shall not be protected through Copyright Law)

Or the difficulty to protect “abstract” creations

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Trophee 2019 noir


We are honored to inform that, while Vidon was assisting to the stunning Ceremony of the notorious French ranking “Le Palmarès du Droit” hosted by the French legal professional Magazine Le Monde du Droit, we were gratified to receive the Golden Trophy for the category “Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year”.

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We would like to inform you that, within the context of maintaining French patents and validations in France of European patents in force, the French Patent Office is temporarily suspending:

• the issuing of letters of information prior to the due date concerning the next annuity,
• the issuing of notifications before loss of rights, concerning unsettled annuities within the expected time frames.

Besides, we are observing delays in updating recorded information on the French Patent Office Register. 

Do not hesitate to contact us with any of your questions. We are at your disposal with any advice you might need within the framework of the management of your patents.




“The fact alone that the incriminated sign is an approximate French translation of the invoked trademark” is not enough for finding counterfeiting !

Or clear proof of the benefit of choosing a distinctive trademark.

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Only the trademark owner is in a position to file an opposition against applications corresponding to his patronymic name, on the only basis of a prior registered trademark.

Should we expect from the New EU regulation a more efficient protection, while the French IP office failed to use the article L711-3?

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