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“Bébé Lilly”

Decision of the Supreme Court, Commercial Chamber (Cour de cassation, chambre commerciale) 11 January 2017 – Case No. 15-15750

A trade mark can be deceptive if it is capable of deceiving the consumer as to the relationship between the sign used and a work protected by copyright or a neighbouring right.

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Intellectual Property Code, Arts. L. 712-6, L. 711-3, L. 711-4; Code of Civil Procedure, Art. 624. “Bébé Lilly”. IIC 48, 994–996 (2017).

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  • Deceptive trade mark
  • Interface between trade mark and copyright law
  • Copyright or neighbouring right
  • Fraudulent registration
  • Deception as to origin and authorship of works