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Overseas Trademark Protection Strategy

Published on: 24th May 2018

An update on the Unified Patent Court Agreement after the UK has finally ratified it.

By Stéphanie CELAIRE Partner, European and French Patent Attorney,
The Unitary Patent Court (UPC) agreement needs to be ratified by at least 13 signatory countries including three mandatory signatories: the UK, France and Germany.
Published on: 18th May 2018

The assessment of the protection of a design with a technical function: an issue now settled by the Court of Justice of the European Union

By Anne CHANTELOUP, Intellectual Property Lawyer
The Court of Justice of the European Union has just issued an interesting and expected decision regarding the exclusion of functional forms by design law and the non-determinative nature of the existence of alternative designs (CJEU, 2nd Chamber, 8 March 2018, Aff C-395/16)
Published on: 25th April 2018

Validation of European patents in Cambodge

An agreement allowing the validation of European patents for Cambodia entered into force on March 1, 2018, allowing inventors and companies filing an application for European patent, to ask for Cambodia validation.
Published on: 19th March 2018

GDPR & Personal Data : What are you doing over the next few months ?

By Franck DELAMER, IP Attorney
Delamer_search.jpg Because companies do not yet appear to be fully prepared to adopt the new European regulation on the protection of personal data, we offer here a check–list of changes to anticipate, to help ensure that your data processing will comply with these new requirements. Combining as they do both legal and technical considerations, personal data come within the scope of those responsible for a company's intellectual property.
Published on: 6th March 2018

Overseas Trademark Protection Strategy

Trademarks: 1 Registration for 100 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: 20th Nov 2017

Elimination of the graphical representation requirement of your trademarks: Can’t find an available trademark? Be creative! Any sign can be registered... In theory

by Evelyne ROUX, Partner
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg On October 1, 2017, one of the provisions of the European trademark system reform will become applicable, namely the elimination of the graphical representation requirement of a trademark.
Published on: 17th Oct 2017

Draft French standard (NF X50-276) to facilitate the electronic exchange of data relating to intellectual property rights is subject to a public enquiry

By Marc LEVIEILS, Partner
Levieils_search.jpg Under AFNOR’s authority and in the framework of the Innovation Management Commission , the Working Group CN INNOV GT5 (moderated by Marc LEVIEILS) has prepared a draft French Standard (NF X50-276) to facilitate the electronic exchange of data relating to intellectual property rights.
Published on: 6th Sept 2017

Some news from this summer regarding the agreement on the unitary patent court

After Estonia on August 1st, 2017, Lithuania has ratified the agreement on the unitary patent court on August 24...
Published on: 5th Sept 2017

The European Patent Office has Published the “Unitary Patent Guide”

By Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner
Celaire_search.jpg The European Patent Office (EPO) has published the 1st edition of the "Unitary Patent Guide." This guide outlines the texts concerning applications for European patents with unitary effect, annual fees, entries in the Register for Unitary Patent Protection, languages and remedies in the event that the unitary effect is rejected. It also details the practical means by which these procedures will be handled by the EPO on the basis of the rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection (UPR).
Published on: 23th Aug 2017

Declaration of “Sensitive” Inventions with the DGA: Clarified Procedure

by Julie TOUEG, European and French Patent Attorney
Toueg_search.jpg The obligation to declare patent applications for “sensitive” inventions is not new. The practical arrangements have recently been indicated in a Decree and an Order, and whose practical implications for applicants are summarized below.
Published on: 9th Aug 2017

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BIO International Convention

Participation of Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Partner, and Nicolas BOUQUIN, Senior Associate, at the BIO International Convention.

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REGIMBEAU IP ACADEMY 2018

The 2018 edition of the seminar on "European Patents and Designs: The Essentials" took place in our Paris Office from 5 to 11 April 2018.
This seminar brought together participants from eight different countries, wishing to acquire a practical understanding of the European system of patents and designs.
This year again the seminar was a great success. Here is what the participants said about it this year:
“All of the speakers are very professional."
“It was obvious that the speakers were very knowledgeable in their respective fields.”
“Practical, just good all round!”
Published on: 5th April 2018
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