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REGIMBEAU IP Newsletter N° 21
15th November 2016

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Unitary Patent: REGIMBEAU presents SIM'UP, its new free, online budget simulation tool

Paris, 24 October 2016 - REGIMBEAU, European and French Patent Attorneys, presents SIM'UP, its new free, online budget simulation tool, enabling you to compare the post-deliverance costs (including validations and annuity payments) for European Patents in view of the forthcoming Unitary Patent system. The holder of a European Patent will be able to assess, in terms of cost, if there is an interest or not in choosing the unitary effect for countries habitually protected, or whether it is preferable to opt for the classic national validations.
Published on: 3rd Nov 2016


Pitfalls that US origin cases experience in the EPO

By Sylvain THIVILLIER, head of Munich Office and Christine McCARTHY, Partner, BARNES & THORNBURG LLP
v5570- Sylvain THIVILLIER.jpg Dual protection of patentable innovations in the US and Europe has long strengthened the relationship between those economic markets and affected competition therein. However, patent applicants beginning their pursuit of protection with US origin applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) often face significant but often avoidable challenges in protecting their innovations in the European Patent Office (EPO).
Published on: 18th Oct 2016

Unregistered Community Designs: A Right not to Overlook During Disputes!

by Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, French and European Trademark and Design Attorney
0743-C.HUGUET.jpg In addition to the protection by copyright and registered design, the appearance of an industrial or artisanal item (product) can be protected by an unregistered Community design (UCD). This protection system, often forgotten in the past, is beginning to claim its place in disputes relating to the appearance of product, particularly in the fashion field where many products have relatively short life cycles, meaning that filing a protection request may sometimes be too costly.
Published on: 26th Aug 2016

Modification of the Terms for Refunding the Examination Fee of a European Patent Application

by Julie TOUEG, IP Attorney
TOUEG.jpg A decision of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation relating to the refund of the examination fee, of 29 June 2016, amends Article 11 of the Rules Relating to Fees (RRF).
Published on: 26th Aug 2016

Advances in the Protection of Trade Secrets

By Isabelle PINAUD, French & European Trademark and Design Attorney
Pinaud_search.jpg On 8 June 2016 the European Union adopted Directive 2016/943 on "the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure".
Published on: 28th Jul 2016

Publication of the Decree Relating to Contract Law Reform: What is the Impact on your Business Practices?

by Isabelle LECAT, Industrial Property Lawyer
Lecat_search.jpg On 10 February 2016, the French Government issued an order reforming contract law, the general system and the proof of obligations; therefore reforming certain provisions in the Civil Code which have been in force since 1804.
Published on: 20th April 2016



How to Negotiate with your Communication Agencies and your Designers?

REGIMBEAU is organising a breakfast seminar on: "How to Negotiate with your Communication Agencies and your Designers?". Contributions from Katia POUILLY-ROIU, Senior European Trademark and Design Attorney, and Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, European Trademark and Design Attorney.

Priorities and poisonous schemes in Europe

Contribution of Jérôme COLLIN, Partner, in a seminar organised by AIPPI Japan on "Priorities and poisonous schemes in Europe"

Contract Law Reform and the impact on Intellectual Property

REGIMBEAU is organising a breakfast seminar on: "Contract Law Reform and the impact on Intellectual Property". Contributions from Jean-Sébastien BORGHETTI, Professor at the Panthéon-Assas University, Evelyne ROUX, Partner, Marc LEVIEILS, Partner and Katia POUILLY-ROIU, Senior Associate.

"Cancéropôle" days

Participation of Armelle LEONARD, European & French Patent Attorney, in the 12th edition of the "Journées du Cancéropôle".

The Evaluation of Immaterial Assets

REGIMBEAU is organising a traning course on "The Evaluation of Immaterial Assets". Contributions from Marc LEVIEILS, Partner and Franck DELAMER, French Trademark and Design Attorney

Keys for Boosting Your Intellectual Property Strategy

REGIMBEAU is organising a conference on: "The Keys for Boosting Your Intellectual Property Strategy". Contributions from Armelle LEONARD, European & French Patent Attorney Esther DUPAIN and Isabelle PINAUD, European & French Trademark Attorneys.

International CUERPI conference

Contribution by Frédérique DURIEUX, Head of the Grenoble Office, at the “Intellectual Property and information Technology Outside its Borders” International conference organsed by the CUERPI
Editorial Board

​​Editor : REGIMBEAU
Management Committee : Martine BLOCH-WEILL et Francis AHNER
Editorial Committee : ​ Sylvain THIVILLIER, Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, Julie TOUEG, Isabelle PINAUD and Isabelle LECAT.
IMPORTANT: Distribution is restricted to our clients. The opinions expressed herein reflect the personal opinions of the authors and do not constitute legal advice.


REGIMBEAU Industrial Property Law Firm has supported public and private sector companies and project owners for more than 80 years in protecting, developing, defending and strengthening their  innovations (patents, trademarks, designs and models).