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REGIMBEAU IP Newsletter N° 22
10th March 2017

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REGIMBEAU IP Academy 2017

REGIMBEAU is organising a 5-day training seminar on "European Patents and Designs: The Essentials" for clients and foreign colleagues wishing to acquire a working knowledge of the specificities of patent and design procedures in Europe. Participation of Jérôme COLLIN, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Evelyne ROUX, Emmanuelle LEVY, Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Isabelle THILL, Nicolas BOUQUIN, Henri BOURGEOIS, Frédérique DURIEUX, Emilie GROYER, Caroline HUGUET-BRAUN, Matthieu OBJOIS, Cécile PUECH, Anne SEIBEL and Sylvain THIVILLIER.


Unified Patent Court: Ratification by Italy, entry into force for the end of 2017 ?

by Sylvain THIVILLIER, Head of the Munich Office
v5570- Sylvain THIVILLIER.jpg On February 10, 2017, Italy became the 12th member state ratifying the International Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC). Italy, who had initially expressed reservations regarding the project of a new European system for patents, composed of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC), now gives a strong message in ratifying the UPC agreement and we hope that this is an optimistic sign for a rapid entry into force of the UP and UPC
Published on: 14th Feb 2017

European Patents soon to be valid in Cambodia!

by Julie TOUEG, French Patent Attorney
Toueg_search.jpg Following last year’s accession to the PCT (effective as of 8th December 2016), on 23rd January 2017 Cambodia signed an agreement with the EPO to extend the validity of European patents to Cambodia, upon request of the applicant.
Published on: 6th Feb 2017

Recordation of Change of Legal Name for Trademarks: Minor Change / Major Risk

by Jérôme BRAQUEHAIS, Head of the Recordal Department
v2062-Jérôme BRAQUEHAIS.jpg An 8 September 2016 ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has disrupted the French legal framework relating to recordals in the trademark register.
Published on: 2nd Feb 2017

Modifications to the Directives of the European Patent Office Practical Exam: Impact on Assignment Recordation

by Jérôme BRAQUEHAIS, Head of the Recordal Department
v2062-Jérôme BRAQUEHAIS.jpg As of 1st November 2016, the European Patent Office (EPO) Examination Directive that includes the acceptance conditions for recording an assignment underwent changes significantly altering the recordal procedure of an assignment at the EPO.
Published on: 2nd Feb 2017

Overseas Trademark Protection Strategy

Trademarks: 1 Registration for 98 Member States and 114 Territories. From its creation, or at the latest from the start of negotiations with foreign partners, overseas Trademark protection must be considered.
Published on: 30th Dec 2016

The European Patent Office Clarifies the Standard for Partial Priority

by Jérôme COLLIN, Partner
Collin_search.jpg In case G1/15 the Enlarged Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office has just released the order of its decision as follows: “Under the EPC, entitlement to partial priority may not be refused for a claim encompassing alternative subject-matter by virtue of one or more generic expressions or otherwise (generic “OR”-claim) provided that said alternative subject-matter has been disclosed for the first time, directly, or at least implicitly, unambiguously and in an enabling manner in the priority document. No other substantive conditions or limitations apply in this respect.”
Published on: 1st Dec 2016



APEB Conference

Contribution of Jean-Robert CALLON DE LAMARCK, Partner, at the “Viewpoints of the European Patent Offices’s Board of Appeal decisions and their impact on National decisions” round table organized by the APEB.

Premier Cercle IP Seminar

Contribution by Marc LEVIEILS, partner, at the IP Seminar organized by Premier Cercle on the subject “Industrial Property Director: Strategist or Hyper-expert?”

REGIMBEAU Training: "How to Manage a Portfolio of Tradmarks, Designs and Domain Names?"

REGIMBEAU is organising a traning course on ""How to Manage a Portfolio of Tradmarks, Designs and Domain Names?". Contributions from Evelyne ROUX, Partner, Axelle TRICHARD, Senior Associate et Pierre BOUGEARD, European Trademark and Design Attorney

IRPI Conference

Contribution of Jean-Robert CALLON DE LAMARCK, Partner, at the "Brexit and Industrial Property: Perspectives and Reaity" conference, co-organised by l’Institut de recherche en propriété intellectuelle (IRPI) and the Centre de droit européen de Paris II.

BIO Korea

Contributions by Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT and Marc LEVIEILS, Partners, at BIO Korea on the subject of "Digital healthcare related IP issues in Europe".

INTA Annual Conference 2017

Participation of Evelyne ROUX, Isabelle THILL and Olivier PRATS, Partners, at the 139th INTA Annual Meeting.

Press releases

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) - 2017 Rankings

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine has published the results of its annual survey, which identifies the best patent and trademark practitioners around the world. Once again, REGIMBEAU has been ranked in the top French firms in the "Patent Prosecution" and “Trademark Prosecution”.
Published on: 24th Feb 2017

Partial Priority: Report on EPO Decision G1/15

Publication of the article “Partial Priority: Report on EPO Decision G1/15” by Jérôme COLLIN, Partner, in the February 2017 FICPI Newsletter
Published on: 23th Feb 2017

Publication of: Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: Europe adopts new tools to promote innovation

REGIMBEAU announces the publication of a work dedicated to one of the major European projects: the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Following the announcement by the British Government ratifying the UPC Agreement, the Unitary Patent and the UPC should enter into force shortly. In this context a number of REGIMBEAU’s European and French Patent Attorney have examined the various legal rules which will govern the future Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court.
Published on: 14th Jan 2017
Editorial Board

​​Editor : REGIMBEAU
Management Committee : Martine BLOCH-WEILL et Francis AHNER
Editorial Committee : ​ Sylvain THIVILLIER, Julie TOUEG, Jérôme BRAQUEHAIS and Jérôme COLLIN.
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).