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Cobranding and Collaboration

A trademark is a sign with a distinctive character and constitutes a major intellectual property asset for a company.


A contract is an agreement between two or more parties with mutual obligations to each other.


Infringement is defined as the reproduction, imitation or use of an intellectual property asset without the consent of the rights holder (and therefore in violation of a private right).

Coexistence agreement

A coexistence agreement is a contract by which two parties (individuals and/or companies) agree to organize the coexistence of their respective rights in a market, according to the terms they define.

Claim for fraudulent filing

In French law, there is a general principle of law that fraud corrupts everything (” Fraus omnia corrumpit “).

Company name

The corporate name is the name given to a company that identifies it as a legal entity and distinguishes it from competing companies.


In France, copyright is an intellectual property right (a branch of literary and artistic property) which arises from the sole fact of the creation of a work of the mind, subject to its originality, and which belongs to its author.

Copyright license

In the field of literary and artistic property, a copyright license agreement is an agreement by which the owner of the copyright The copyright owner (the licensor) authorizes the exploitation of all or part of his economic rights on his intellectual work to a third party (the licensee), most often in exchange for a royalty, often proportional to the result (turnover, profit) of the exploitation.

Customs detention

Counterfeiting is a customs offence under Article 414 of the Customs Code, which provides for :

Counterfeit seizure

The seizure of counterfeit goods is a means of evidence that is not covered by common law and that can be applied to all acts of counterfeiting, whether they involve trademarks, copyrights, designs or patents.



Denigration constitutes a limit to the freedom of expression which is a fundamental freedom, and implies in itself a right to criticism which must be justified by a desire to inform.

Designs and models

The design is defined by thefirst paragraph of article L.511-1 of the Intellectual Property Code as: ” the appearance of a product, or part of a product, characterized in particular by its lines, contours, colors, shape, texture or materials. These characteristics can be those of the product itself or of its ornamentation.


In France, defamation is governed by the law of July 29, 1881 on the freedom of the press.

Domain name

The domain name is a textual address assigned to an IP address, allowing an Internet user to access a particular website.