Articles scientifiques

Case C-79/09, Gowan Comércio Internacional e Serviços Lda v. Ministero della Salute, Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Second Chamber) of 22 December 2010, nyr


Common Market Law Review

août 2011, vol. 48, n°4, pp.1329-1348

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Case C-79/09, Gowan, Comércio, Internacional, Serviços Lda, Ministero della Salute, Judgment, Court of Justice, European Union

accepté le 31/03/2011

Codification commerciale et OHADAC

G. de Rubercy, F. LENGLART

Droit et Affaires

2011, n°9e édition, pp.171-183

Départements : Droit et fiscalité

Do You Mind My Smoking? Plain Packaging of Cigarettes Under the TRIPS Agreement

E. Bonadio, A. ALEMANNO

John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

2011, vol. 10, n°3, pp.451-475

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : International Law wTO Law, TRIPS, Trademarks, Plain Packaging, Tobacco Control, Lifestyle Risk

?Plain packaging, a new tobacco control tool that a growing number of countries are considering, mandates the removal of all attractive and promotional aspects of tobacco product packages. As a result of plain packaging, the only authorized feature remaining on a tobacco package is the use of the brand name, displayed in a standard font, size, colour and location on the package. In opposing this new strategy, the tobacco industry is particularly keen on emphasizing the uselessness of plain packaging in reducing smoking rates and its incompatibility with trade mark provisions of international treaties. In particular, the tobacco industry and other regulated sectors believe that plain packaging jeopardizes trade mark rights and particularly contravenes several trade mark provisions outlined in the TRIPS Agreement and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. This article, after introducing the reader to the genesis and rationale of plain packaging within the broader context of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, offers a detailed analysis of the compatibility of this tobacco control tool with the international system for trade mark protection as enshrined in the TRIPS.

La riforma francese dell’arbitrato. Un commentario sistematico / The French Reform of Arbitration Law. A Systematic Commentary


Diritto del Commercio Internazionale

2011, vol. 25, pp.927-971

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Le programme REACH : règlement ou régulation ?


Revue du Marché commun et de l'Union européenne

janvier 2011, pp.46-56

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)