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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

Revision of the Patent Examination Guidelines in China

by Dan SHI, Chinese Patent Attorney
The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China recently issued Decision of the Revision to “Guidelines of Patent Examination” (“the Guidelines”). The Revision to the Guidelines (“the Revision”) will take effect from 1 April 2017.
Published on: 29th March 2017

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

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

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

Book: Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (French only)

​The Patent system in Europe will undergo major changes with the upcoming entry into force of the agreements establishing the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent. Download the outline (french only) or order the book on the link below.
Published on: 24th Jan 2017

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Intellectual and living property: genes, microorganisms, biosourced assets, what protection strategy for these innovations?

Contribution by Philippe BESSIERE, Head of the Toulouse Office, at the “Intellectual and living property: genes, microorganisms, biosourced assets, what protection strategy for these innovations?” conference co-organized by the Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation "Pôle Compétitivité" and REGIMBEAU.

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Sylvain THIVILLIER becomes Partner at REGIMBEAU

Sylvain THIVILLIER, 37, Head of the Munich Office, joins REGIMBEAU’s team of Partners. “This appointment demonstrates a recognition of the expertise and involvement of Sylvain, with whom we have been collaborating for many years, and who we have the pleasure to welcome within REGIMBEAU’s management team.
Published on: 8th Jan 2018