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REGIMBEAU IP Newsletter N° 29
25th February 2020

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PACTE LAW: changes relating to Utility Certificates and establishment of a provisional patent application

By Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner
Celaire_search.jpg The PACTE Law of 2019 will result in substantial changes to several fundamental aspects of French patent law. This law extends the term of protection conferred by utility certificates and establishes a provisional patent application. When developing your industrial property strategy, these provisions should be considered as a package deal along with the examination of inventive step of patent applications and new opposition proceedings.
Published on: 10th Feb 2020

PACTE law: changes relating to examination of French patent applications

By Henri BOURGEOIS, French & European Patent Attorney.
BOURGEOIS_SEARCH.jpg The PACTE law of 2019 will result in substantial changes to several fundamental aspects of French patent law. Concerning the examination of French patent applications, in addition to the key measure that is examination of inventive step, several existing grounds of rejection are being reinforced and a new ground of rejection for extension beyond the content of the application as-filed is being introduced. Provisions concerning national security are also modified.
Published on: 4th Feb 2020

PACTE law and trademarks. Ready - On your mark - Go!

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner.
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg – Law no. 2019-486 of May 22, 2019 relating to business growth and transformation, known as the “PACTE Law,” has finally kept its promises regarding the provisions relating to trademark law. Ordinance No. 2019-1169 of November 13, 2019, implementing decree N°2019-1316, the order relating to fees of the same day, and two INPI decisions Nos. 2019-157/158 will significantly modify French trademark law, while also bringing it into conformity with European law.
Published on: 4th Feb 2020

Publications

AI Inventors: the European Patent Office sets the record straight in the DABUS decision.

By Matthieu OBJOIS, Senior Associate, and Lucas ROBIN, Patent Engineer.
After a long-awaited oral procedure, the EPO logically indicated that only natural persons could be designated as inventors in a European patent application, even if artificial intelligence algorithms were involved.
Published on: 4th Feb 2020

AI

BREXIT but no panic! You will have still time to make a decision!

By Evelyne ROUX, Partner.
ROUX_SEARCH_2013.jpg After years of discussions and political battles, the UK leaves the EU on February 1, 2020. However this departure will not have any immediate impact on EU trade marks or designs. A transitional period until at least December 31, 2020 has been fixed during which all the EU rules will still be applied to the UK without any amendments. All EU rights (trademarks and designs) will continue to have effect in the UK, and all proceedings before the EUIPO will continue as before.
Published on: 1st Feb 2020

The NEURIM approach may be restricted or even dismissed. Once again, an advocate general recommends a reversal of jurisprudence. What will the Court's position ultimately be?

By Anne BOUTARIC, Partner.
BOUTARIC_SEARCH.jpg The NEURIM decision opened the possibility to grant SPC for subsequent therapeutic indications of a known active ingredient. This decision, comprising indefinite concepts subject to interpretation, has undermined the objective that Regulation No 469/2009 is uniformly implemented within the European Union. Three requests for a preliminary ruling have since been lodged at the Court of Justice of the European Union leading to the Abraxis judgment delivered on March 21, 2019 and to the Santen case, C-673/18, in progress, in which the Advocate General delivered its opinion on January 23, 2020. The third further pending referral is the Novartis case, C-354/19.
Published on: 28th Jan 2020

SPC

CRISPR/CAS9 failed to edit EPO priority entitlement case law

By Nicolas BOUQUIN, French & European Patent Attorney and Lucile VERNOUX French & European Patent Attorney
VERNOUXBOUQUIN.PNG In a new twist in the CRISPR/Cas9 saga, European patent EP 2 771 468 was revoked in appeal on 16 January 2020 (T 0844/18). This patent covers an important aspect of the technology and its use in eukaryotes.
Published on: 28th Jan 2020

International model: 1 registration for 73 territories

By Caroline HUGUET, French & 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. Its role in the economics of numerous companies has become highly important and therefore, protection should not be overlooked.
Published on: 19th Dec 2019

Trademarks: 1 Registration for 106 member states and 122 territories: Malaysia has joined 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 by trademark owners. After Brazil (2 October 2019), it is the turn of Malaysia to join the international trademark sys-tem as of 27 December 2019. Given its wide geographical coverage and simplicity, this system is becoming more and more adapted to worldwide business development strategies.
Published on: 30th Oct 2019

Agenda

Paris
27
FEB

Techinnov 2020

Participation of Anne-Laure DELEUZE at Techinnov 2020.
Paris
05
MAR

Digital mornings - New challenges, new contracts related to digital

REGIMBEAU organizes a breakfast conference on the theme is "Digital mornings - New challenges, new contracts related to digital".
Montpellier
12
MAR

Inventions of employees - Part 2: Remuneration of inventors, Issues and practices

REGIMBEAU organizes a breakfast conference on the theme: "Inventions of employees - Part 2: Remuneration of inventors, Issues and practices". Interventions of Armelle LEONARD et de Mikaël BENSADOUN.
Lyon
19
MAR

PACTE Act & New IP protection strategies - Postponed to a later date

REGIMBEAU organizes a breakfast conference on the theme is "PACTE Act & New IP protection strategies." Interventions of Anne BOUTARIC and Olivier PRATS.
Paris
26
MAR

Digital mornings : How to protect AI related inventions? (Postponed to a later date)

REGIMBEAU organizes a breakfast conference on the theme is "Digital mornings - How to protect AI related inventions?"
Paris
23
APR

Digital mornings - Blockchain and IP (Postponed to a later date)

REGIMBEAU organizes a breakfast conference on the theme is "Digital mornings - Blockchain and IP"
Paris
14
MAY

Digital mornings - Protection of Connected Objects and Database (Postponed to a later date)

REGIMBEAU organizes a breakfast conference on the theme is "Digital mornings - Protection of Connected Objects and Database"
La Roche sur Yon
15
MAY

Polytech Nantes

Intervention of Franck DELAMER, at Polytech Nantes, on the RGPD and the telecom regulation.

Press releases

Immunowatch

Discover an extract from the Immunowatch, published by our partner Mabdesign, and which contains an article written by Raphaëlle GILLET and Nicolas BOUQUIN, about Protecting Therapeutic Antibodies.
Published on: 25th Feb 2020

The Licensing Journal

The article "Data in the sports sector", written by Aleksandra THELOT, has been published in The Licensing Journal.
Published on: 24th Feb 2020

Gender equality index: REGIMBEAU is proud to have obtained a score of 80/100 for this first year of publication.

We note that we have gone beyond the spirit of the law which requires that women not be hindered in their careers, positioning us as a responsible employer, concerned with professional equality. This score encourages us to continue our work in defining an action plan in favor of professional equality. Beyond gender parity, the issue of diversity is one of our priorities.
Published on: 24th Feb 2020

Intellectual Property Training

REGIMBEAU has developed a thematic training catalogue adapted to business related issues. Discover our intellectual property training offer by clicking here to download our Training Catalogue (French Version).
Published on: 12th Feb 2020

Emmanuel Potdevin joins Regimbeau

REGIMBEAU continues to develop its ICT, Mechanics and Physics department and is pleased to announce the arrival of Emmanuel POTDEVIN in its Paris office.
Published on: 9th Dec 2019
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