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GRDP: it's now!

By Franck DELAMER, French Patent Attorney
On May 14th, the National Assembly adopted the draft law on the protection of personal data, quickly followed by the referral to the Constitutional Council by 60 senators. This text aims to adapt the “Data Protection and Freedom of Information” law to the entry into application of the European Regulation on the protection of personal data (Regulation 2016/679, abbreviated “GRDP”). A large number of obligations, however, are not affected by this referral and therefore come into effect today.
Published on: 12th Jun 2018

Overseas Trademark Protection Strategy

From its creation, or at the latest from the start of negotiations with foreign partners, overseas Trademark protection must be considered. After Indonesia (2 January 2018), it is the turn of Afghanistan to join the international trademark system as of 26 June 2018. Given its wide geographical coverage and simplicity, this system is becoming more and more adapted to business development strategies.
Published on: 24th 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

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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After the Holidays: Trademarks, Designs & Domain Names, What’s new?”

REGIMBEAU is organising a breakfast conference on “After the Holidays: Trademarks, Designs & Domain Names, What’s new?”. Contributions from Evelyne ROUX, Partner, Isabelle THILL, Partner, Julie BRUN, Senior Associate, Agathe LANGLE, Assistant of the Head of the Trademark & Design filing Department, and Nicolas DEMILLY, European Trademark and Design Attorney.

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IAM Patent 1000 - 2018 Ranking

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM) has published the results of their “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” survey identifying the best worldwide patent practitioners. REGIMBEAU is again ranked among the top firms in France in the “Firms – Prosecution” category; Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT and Francis AHNER have been named in the “Individuals – Prosecution” category.
Published on: 13th Jun 2018