With the directive 2015/2436 et regulation (UE) 2015/2424), the European Parliament and Council have organized for the requirement of graphic representability of trademarks to be deleted, thus paving the way for other identification systems. This so-called “Trade Mark Reform Package”, could be the manifestation of an overhaul in European trade mark law as it marks a transition from a description-based protection to one that calls on all our senses: sight, hearing, taste and touch. 

What are wearable technologies? What are the legal implications and risks of using such technologies? Olivera Medenica – Principal, Medenica Law PLLC, of counsel at Bondard Law, gave a conference in New-York about the legal implications of wearable technologies in March 2017.

How to negotiate an intellectual property contract? How to register a trademark in France? This legal class has been given by Céline Bondard,esq., in AT Ecole Polytechnique in March 2017.

  Summary I. First legal steps: company and trademark in France A. Setting-up your company B. How to register your trademark in France II. Up and running: negotiating contracts in France A. How to negotiate business contracts in France B. Important clauses under French law III. Making people work in France A. Employment versus partnerships…

“What are the main differences between French and American approaches in the art of negotiating commercial contracts?” Last 13th,October 2016, in New York Law School, Céline Bondard, Principal at Bondard Law Firm in Paris and Olivera Medenica, Principal at Medenica Law PLLC in New York discussed, among other topics, the rights and obligations of the contracting parties and whether and in what…

How to create a French simplified joint-stock company ?    There are different ways to create a company in France. The French simplified joint-stock company (Société par Actions Simplifiée) is one of the most popular one. How does it work ? What are the basics to know ? How to decide if it is appropriate for your project ?…

  What are 10 legal pitfalls to avoid?  October 6th, 2016 Creative Valley, Paris   What pitfalls to avoid when writing your start-up bylaws? How to create an effective shareholders agreement? What about non-competition obligations ?   In partnership with the start-up ecosystem Creative Valley, Céline Bondard will conduct a workshop giving 10 main pitfalls to…

Negotiating commercial contracts with foreign-based businesses New-York Law School, October 13th, 2016 What are the differences in between the US and French approaches to negotiating commercial contracts ? Using French at a main starting point, Céline Bondard, principal at Bondard Law Firm in Paris and Olivera Medenica, principal at Medenica Law PLLC in New-York will, among other topics,…

What futur for the Blockchain system ?  October 11th, 2016   IRT SystemX, Paris What are the key legal issues and technology challenges with the blockchain in the areas of insurance, logistics, energy, automotive ? What are the activities of R & D that SystemX and its partners plan to implement within the program Intelligent Territories?…

“The Tricky Transfer of Personal Data in 2016” By Ms Céline Bondard, Esq. Admitted in Paris and New York www.bondard.fr   The invalidation of the US-EU Safe Harbor Mechanism   Ever since the Safe Harbor mechanism was implemented in 2000, companies incorporated in the United States (U.S.) could join the Safe Harbor mechanism in order…