Panerai (Cartier) / Augarde

On the basis of a semi-figurative trademark reproducing a PANERAI dial, PANERAI and CARTIER brought an action for infringement, unfair competition and parasitism against TISM, which had developed a cushion watch marketed under the AUGARDE trademark, which the plaintiffs considered to be a copy of the PANERAI watch. In a decision dated June 5, 2024 […]

Louis Vuitton / Poopsie Pooey Puitton Slime

The Paris Court of First Instance has found the manufacturers, importers and distributors of the “POOPSIE POOEY PUITTON SLIME” toy guilty of trade mark infringement and parasitism. This toy, consisting of a plastic case containing ingredients for making slime (a coloured sticky paste very popular with children), was intended as a “parodic wink” at the […]

Ligne Roset – Vintage TOGO armchair

The publisher of the iconic TOGO armchair challenged the sale of second-hand TOGO armchairs on a commercial website, alleging infringement on the grounds that certain second-hand armchairs had undergone substantial alterations that infringed the TOGO trade mark. The Court recalled that the exclusive right of a trade mark owner to consent to the marketing of […]

Escobar Inc / EUIPO

The European Union’s General Court has upheld the refusal to register the European Union trade mark PABLO ESCOBAR no. 018568583 on the grounds that the mark was contrary to public policy and accepted principles of morality.The Court considered that “the mark applied for … would be perceived as contrary to public policy and accepted principles […]

Blue Dippers

The INNOXA laboratory brought an action for a declaration of invalidity against the GOUTTES BLEUES trademark belonging to the PERRIGO France laboratory, registered in September 1988 to designate “eye lotions and in particular eye drops”, arguing that the sign was devoid of any distinctive character and contained indications likely to mislead the public.The INPI, while […]

Rolex / Artisans de Genève

The Federal Court of Lausanne had to rule on a question relating to the legality of the customisation of luxury watches, mainly ROLEX watches, carried out by the company ARTISANS DE GENEVE. ARTISANS DE GENEVE offers a customisation service for luxury watches, in particular ROLEX watches, transforming the ROLEX DAYTONA into a skeleton version with […]