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Accelerated examination for anti-COVID patent applications

Par Damien MACE, French & European Patent Attorney
domregimbeau_mace_d_SThumb.jpg With decision n°2021-65, the French Patent Office (INPI), has launched an accelerated examination procedure for patent applications related to an anti-COVID treatment or device, or contributing to the diagnosis or treatment of COVID.
Published on: 10th May 2021

International Design: 1 registration for 91 countries, Belarus: the most recent

By Carole HUGUET, French and European Trademark and Design Attorney
0743-C.HUGUET.jpg Designs, reflecting quality and commitment to innovation have become the new weapon of business competition, even becoming a means of identification in the same way as a trademark. Their role in the economics of numerous companies has become highly important and therefore, protection should be carefully considered.
Published on: 6th May 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (5/5): Decision & Appeal

By Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner and Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorneys
CELAIREBOURGEOIS.png The five-part series dedicated to the publication of the complete guidelines on the patent opposition concludes by addressing the final decision rendered by the opposition committee and outlining options following the opposition proceeding.
Published on: 19th April 2021

Pandemic and european patent application filings in the biomedical field

By Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Managing Partner
Faivre-Petit_search.jpg If the European Patent Office (EPO) notes a very slight decrease in the total number of European patent applications filed in 2020 (-0.7%), it nevertheless notes for this pandemic year a strong increase in these filings in the biomedical field.
Published on: 8th April 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition proceduree in France (4/5): Oral Phase

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg The five-part series of articles dedicated to the publication of the complete guidelines on the patent opposition procedure continues. This fourth article of the series is dedicated to the oral phase, which is the culmination of the investigation phase of the opposition.
Published on: 31th March 2021

Brazil: Duration of patent protection under discussion before the Supreme Court

By Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Managing Partner.
Faivre-Petit_search.jpg The patent system in Brazil which has guaranteed a term of protection of 10 years from the grant of a Brazilian patent in the event that the Brazilian patent office takes more than 10 years to grant the patent is now being challenged before the Brazilian Supreme Court on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The issue is scheduled to be decided by the Brazilian Supreme Court on April 7, 2021
Published on: 25th March 2021

Patentability of Antibodies: The new version of European Guidelines finally contains a dedicated section!

By Cécile PUECH, French and European Patent Attorney
C.PUECH.jpg The new version of the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO, which came into force on March 1st, contains a new section that at last spells out the approach of the EPO concerning the examination of patent applications relating to antibodies.
Published on: 19th March 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (3/5): Investigation phase

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French and European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg The five-part series of articles dedicated to the publication of the complete guidelines on the patent opposition procedure continues. This third article is dedicated to the investigation phase, the heart of the opposition procedure.
Published on: 16th March 2021

Trademarks: Pakistan will join the international trademark system

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner.
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg From its creation, or at the latest from the start of negotiations with foreign partners, overseas Trademark protection must be considered. It is now the turn of Pakistan to join the international trademark system as of May 24, 2021.
Published on: 9th March 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (2/5): Filing and admissibility

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg In January 2021, the French Patent Office published its comprehensive guidelines on the patent opposition procedure. On this occasion, Regimbeau publishes a series of articles. This second article of the series is dedicated to the preliminary stages of the opposition including the opposition filing and subsequent admissibility phase.
Published on: 2nd March 2021

Guidelines for the new patent opposition procedure in France (1/5): Fundamental principles

By Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner and Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorneys
CELAIREBOURGEOIS.png In January 2021, the French Patent Office published its comprehensive guidelines on the patent opposition procedure. On this occasion, Regimbeau publishes a series of articles. This first article of the series provides an introduction and general overview of the opposition procedure.
Published on: 18th Feb 2021

UPC approved by German Parliament - Already two constitutional complaints

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg Both chambers of German Parliament have once again voted in favour of the act approving the Unified Patent Court, with enough votes to avoid the invalidity ground raised in the constitutional complaint against the first version of the act. This second iteration must now be promulgated. However, two new complaints have already been filed against it.
Published on: 5th Jan 2021

Japanese and French patent offices enter into a PPH agreement

By Jérôme COLLIN, Partner, International Director, French & European Patent Attorney
Collin_search.jpg On November 26, 2020 the heads of the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) and the French Patent Office (INPI) have signed a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement.
Published on: 8th Dec 2020

Disruptive CAR-T therapy is driving a new wave of patenting challenges

By Raphaëlle GILLET and Nicolas BOUQUIN, French & European Patent Attorneys
BouquinGillet_Article.jpg Discover an extract from the Immunowatch, published by our partner Mabdesign, and which contains an article written by Raphaëlle GILLET and Nicolas BOUQUIN, about CAR-T therapy.
Published on: 4th Dec 2020

PACTE brings major changes in French IP Law

By Henri BOURGEOIS and Jérôme COLLIN, French & European Patent Attorneys
BourgeoisCollin_Article.jpg The PACTE law is a set of new French laws implementing the economic reform decided by the French government. PACTE includes several provisions on intellectual property, which result in major changes for patents and trademarks.
Published on: 30th Nov 2020

Protection of your trademarks against the domain names registrations under the porn industry extensions.

By Nicolas Demilly, French & European Trademark and Design Attorney
Demilly_search.jpg REGIMBEAU is at your disposal to support you in the registration of these blocks as well as in the management and the defense of your domain names. Do not hesitate to contact us on this matter.
Published on: 17th Nov 2020

The CNIPA-EPO pilot: a direct access to efficient and cost-effective patent prosecution in Europe for nationals and residents of P.R. China

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg The CNIPA-EPO pilot will start on December 1st 2020 and will allow nationals and residents of P.R. China new strategic options as well as substantive cost reductions.
Published on: 9th Nov 2020

Changes to USPTO Fees Effective October 2

By Bailey Ziegler, US Patent Attorney.
Ziegler_Search.jpg We would like to inform you that fee changes are being implemented by the US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and take effect on October 2, 2020. On average, patent fees are increasing by approximately 5%.
Published on: 25th Sept 2020

Brexit will become a reality on January 1st, 2021

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner.
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg On January 1st, 2021, the transition period which followed the UK’s decision to leave the EU will end, a priori without any further extension. When deciding your budget, in particular for renewals, remember the measures that will need to be taken to anticipate the effects of BREXIT and the consequences for your intellectual property rights.
Published on: 22th Sept 2020

COVID-19: New free patent panorama databases are being launched

By Isabelle MARY, Head of the IP Intelligence Department, French Patent Attorney
I.Mary.jpg In the turbulent context of the fight against COVID-19, while patent protection of innovations has been at the heart of controversy, it has also been a source of positive collaboration between research teams. A number of patent information platforms have been created, indexing specific data on the subject and enabling the innovative community to carry out relevant searches in a targeted and structured corpus.
Published on: 19th Aug 2020

JUB : Breaking news !

By Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner and French & European Patent Attorney
Celaire_search.jpg Neither Brexit nor Covid-19 seems to have hindered the motivation of the European Commission (EC) to see the project of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent realized.
Published on: 23th Jul 2020

SPC : The End of Neurim ?

Nicolas BOUQUIN, French & European Patent Attorney and Anne BOUTARIC, Partner and French & European Patent Attorney
Bouquin_Boutaric_small.jpg The Court of Justice of the European Union issued this Thursday its judgement in Santen (C-673/18, Santen SAS / Directeur général de l'Institut national de la propriété industrielle), a decision with very important implications for all actors in the pharma sector.
Published on: 13th Jul 2020

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A conflict? A relational difficulty? Think mediation!

Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Partner, French Patent Attorney & European Patent Attorney
Faivre-Petit_search.jpg Are you an entrepreneur, a head of service, a project coordinator? You need to dedicate yourself to the recovery and development of your activity. You do not have enough time available to settle conflicts, disputes or litigations, more or less important, potential or occurring as a part of your activities. You wish to avoid initiating a legal action.
Published on: 22th Jun 2020

G3/19: Products exclusively obtained by an essentially biological method finally excluded from patentability

Philippe BESSIERE, French & European Patent Attorney
BESSIERE_SEARCH.jpg G3/19 concerns a referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal by the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) following decision T1063/18 (Pepper) by a Board of Appeal which concluded that Rule 28 (2) EPC, prohibiting the grant of a European patent for plants obtained exclusively by an essentially biological process, was in conflict with the previous interpretation of Article 53 (c) EPC by the Enlarged Board of Appeal in decisions G 2/12 and G 2/13 (Brocoli / Tomato).
Published on: 3rd Jun 2020

International Model: 1 registration for 74 territories

Caroline HUGUET, French and European Trademark and Design Attorney
0743-C.HUGUET.jpg Designs, reflecting quality and commitment to innovation have become the new weapon of business competition, even becoming, at times, a means of identification in the same way as a trademark. Their role in the economics of numerous companies has become highly important and therefore, protection should not be overlooked.
Published on: 25th May 2020

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Décideurs Magazine - 2021 Ranking

Décideurs Magazine has published its annual rankings, identifying the best IP law firms in France. REGIMBEAU is once again ranked in the “indispensable” category for “Patents General Classification”, “Physics, Mechanics & Construction Patents”, Chemistry, Biology and Life Sciences Patents” and “Electronics, Telecoms and New Technologies Patents” and “excellent” in “Trademarks & Designs”.
Published on: 29th March 2021
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