12 January 2021
Cost awards in procedures before the French Trademark Office
Pursuant to a recent reform in French trademark law, as of April 1, 2020, it became possible to file cancellation and revocation for non-use actions directly before the French Trademark Office (the “INPI”). Prior to this reform, such actions could only be brought before the French courts.
Pursuant to Article L.716-1-1 of the French Intellectual Property Code (hereinafter “IPC”), during such cancellation/revocation proceedings, the winning party may request that (...)