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REGIMBEAU IP Newsletter N° 33
15th April 2021

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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

Agenda

Online
22
APR

French-German-Polish AIPPI Webinar

Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT will be discussing the recent developments in French patent law in the webinar organized by AIPPI on April 22, 2021. In particular, she will address the French Pact Law and the new patent opposition procedure.

Press releases

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

Thomas MOISAND, Senior Pattent Attorney, joins REGIMBEAU

REGIMBEAU, a major actor in the field of Industrial Property, is pleased to announce the arrival of Thomas MOISAND in its Paris office as part of the development of its ITC, Mechanics and Physics Department.
Published on: 18th March 2021

JUVE Patent – 2021 Rankings

JUVE Patent, a recognized platform specialized in the European patent market, has published its annual rankings, identifying the best Patent law firms in Europe. REGIMBEAU is ranked in the “recommended patent firms” for the Patent filing category. Stéphanie CELAIRE and Emmanuelle LEVY have been named “Leading Individuals” in the “Patent attorneys with technical specialty” category for their technical specialty in "Chemistry, Pharma and biotechnology" and Jérôme COLLIN have been recommended in the field "Digital communication and computer technology, Medical technology".
Published on: 3rd March 2021

Professional Gender Equality Index, REGIMBEAU's result

REGIMBEAU's rating improved from 80 to 87/100 for this second year of publication. A result we are proud of. REGIMBEAU respects the principle of ensuring that women are not hindered in their careers and stands as a responsible employer committed to professional equality. This score encourages us to keep on working towards an action plan in favour of professional equality. Beyond gender equality, we are also constantly attentive to the matter of diversity.
Published on: 1st March 2021

2021 Edition: WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

The World Trademark Review (WTR) has published the results of its “WTR 1000 The world’s Leading Trademark Professionals” survey, identifying the best trademark practitioners around the world. REGIMBEAU is ranked among the top French firms. Evelyne ROUX, Partner, is particularly recognized as a leading expert in trademarks.
Published on: 16th Feb 2021

FICPI position on Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation

Discover FICPI’s newest video, presented by Jérome Collin, International Director of Regimbeau and Chair of the FICPI CET Group on International Patent Matters, on Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation. Further videos to be published soon will tackle three crucial aspects of SPLH: Grace Period, Prior User Rights, and how to handle Conflicting Applications. Stay tuned!
Published on: 29th Jan 2021
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