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Cabinet Chaillot represents applicants before the French Design Office (INPI) for filing French designs. We give you here the elements required for filing or renewing a French design, we explain the conditions of novelty and proper character, how to calculate the term of protection of a French design depending on a filing date prior or after the new French law of 25 July 2001, the protection according to the copyright, the specific French seizure (inspection of property) as an element of proof in case of infringement action...



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09-2011 Modification of the term of protection of copyright in France and European Union

In France, according to Article L.123-1 of the French Intellectual Property Code, “ The author shall enjoy, during his lifetime, the exclusive...


11-2009 Change in the competent jurisdictions for IP matters as from November 1, 2009

As from 01/11/2009, the number of courts compentent for intellectual property cases is reduced in France :


08-2008 Amendments regarding infringement action for French trademarks and designs

1) Absence of recordal in the French Register of trademarks or designsArticles L. 513-3 and L. 714-7 of the French Intellectual Property Code...


11-2002 Infringement of a French design : application of the new law

The Ordonnance n° 2001-670 of July 25, 2001, in force on July 30, 2001, modified the criterias allowing the appreciation of the validity of a...


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