• Deals

    BCTG advises NEXTracker

    30.08.2018

    A team led by NEXTracker’s general counsel Sheryl Savage and composed of BCTG Avocats (Séverin Kullmann, corporate partner, Clio Laghoutaris, corporate associate, Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci, IP partner, and Georgina van der Heijden, IP associate) and Carter De Luca Farrell & Schmidt (Nathan Weber, partner) has advised NEXTracker in the acquisition of key IP assets from French based Optimum Tracker and completion of ancillary corporate and commercial agreements.
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  • Newsflash

    IP : BCTG ranked in WTR1000

    02.02.2018

     

    The Intellectual Property team at BCTG Avocats appears in the 2018 ranking of the World Trademark Review (WTR 2018): the “tailor-made, cost-effective counsel” of the team “helps [its] clients to stay one step ahead of their competitors”.

     

    Our Partner Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci, who manages the Intellectual Property team, is ranked as a recommended expert in the category « enforcement and litigation ». Her ability, efficiency, pragmatism and responsiveness are in particular acknowledged. 

     

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    Happy New Year 2018 !

    02.01.2018

     

     BCTG Law Firm wishes you an happy new year 2018 ! 

     

    Our 2018 wishes

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  • Newsflash

    ODA’s Ranking – M&A

    21.12.2017

    BCTG M&A’s team composed of Séverin Kullmann, Catherine Dupuy-Burin des Roziers, Clément Sabatier, Augustin Nicolle and Diane Mouratoglou is yet again this year ranked 4*/5 (aka Band 2) in the M&A small to mid-cap category of French rankings Option Droit et Affaires.

     

    The cabinet is quoted in the analysis like this : « Autre retour positif pour BCTG Avocats dont une entreprise souligne «l’excellent travail, la créativité, la réactivité et la disponibilité ».

     

    Please find the whole rankings here.

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  • Publications

    ALIBABA liable for its website’s content

    06.12.2017

    In a decision rendered within summary proceedings on November 21st, 2017, the President of the High Court of Justice of Paris has ruled that the ALIBABA entities cannot benefit from the limited liability granted to internet service providers (hosts) by the EC Directive 2000/31 but must be considered as editors, thus liable for the content posted on the platform, in consideration of its active role in the managing of such platform.

     
    According to the Court, such active role of ALIBABA on the content of the website results in particular from the “premium” subscriptions offered to “big international groups” by ALIBABA (the income from which represents 27% of the global income of the ALIBABA group) as these subscriptions lead ALIBABA to favor certain companies, in particular through the ranking of offers and the possibility for the subscribers to create personalized shops. As a consequence, ALIBABA is influencing the content of the virtual shops and therefore has the status of an editor.

     
    The Court also underlined the fact that ALIBABA states that it has enacted a policy to protect IP rights by which it reserves the right to withdraw infringing products, which implies that it exercises a prior control on the content of the offers published on its platform.

     
    As a consequence of the above, the Court states that ALIBABA is held to monitor the licit nature of the information posted on all of the website.

     
    Please find the full analysis of Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci, partner, and Georgina van der Heijden, lawyer, by clicking here.

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  • Publications

    ADVERTISEMENT & MARKETING

    27.09.2017

    The necessary disclosure of the commercial nature of influencer posts
     
    On June 14, 2017, INSTAGRAM application introduced a new tool enabling influencers to identify their content as being part of a paid partnership, thanks to the tag “paid partner with… ”.

    Please find the full analysis made by Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci, partner, and Georgina Van Der Heijden, lawyer, by clicking here.

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  • Newsflash

    Intellectual Property

    10.03.2017

    French Law No. 2017-261, dated March, 1st 2017, aiming to preserve the ethic of sport, strengthen the regulation and transparency of professional sport and improve the competitiveness of clubs, known as "Braillard" law, was published in the French Official Journal on March, 2nd 2017.

    Among several provisions, one of them now allows sports federations and professional clubs to remunerate professional athletes and trainers for the commercial exploitation of their privacy rights (name, voice, image ...) with royalties and no longer with a salary.

    Article L. 222-2-10-1 of the French Code of Sport enables to distinguish between the remuneration of the athlete and/or the coach for their sporting activity, paid with a salary, and the remuneration for the exploitation of their image (in particular for advertising), paid with royalties.

    The remuneration with royalties will thus be possible if the physical presence of the professional athlete is not required for the exploitation of his image and if this remuneration is not related to the salary received for his athletic performance but to the sales revenue or to the exploitation of the attributes of his personality.

    The main purpose of this reform is to avoid athletes and trainers from having to pay social contributions on these remunerations, but they will still have to declare them to the tax authorities as non-commercial profits or industrial profits.

    The law still have to be completed by establishing detailed rules for the calculation and allocation of this image right.

    National agreements or collective agreements, concluded by discipline, should also provide a framework to avoid any abusive use of this new remuneration, by fixing a royalty cap for the athlete or professional coach, as well as a minimum remuneration through the employment contract.

     

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  • Publications

    Newsletter labor law

    15.02.2017

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    Newsletter labor law

    16.01.2017

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    Newsletter labor law

    13.09.2016

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    Newsletter labor law

    03.08.2016

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  • Newsflash

    Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci IP STAR 2016

    06.07.2016

    Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci nominated as an IP STAR 2016 for Trademark enforcement and Copyright by Managing Intellectual Property.
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  • Publications

    Newsletter labor law

    06.07.2016

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  • About the firm

    Newsletter labour law

    02.06.2016

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    Newsletter labour law

    18.05.2016

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    Newsletter labour law

    07.04.2016

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  • About the firm

    Newsletter labour law

    10.03.2016

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  • Newsflash

    Newsletter labour law

    28.01.2016

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    Newsletter labour law

    22.12.2015

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    Newsletter labour law

    27.11.2015

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    Newsletter labour law

    15.09.2015

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  • Events

    "PETIT DÉJEUNER DES NÉGOS" 5 mai 2015

    29.04.2015

    For more details, please contact Laetitia Lemmouchi-Maire

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  • Newsflash

    NEWSLETTER LABOR LAW

    28.04.2015

    For more details, please contact Sabine de Paillerets

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    Newsletter Labor Law

    23.03.2015

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