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

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

- for cases relating to patents, certificates of utility (utility model), complementary protection certificates and typographies of semi conductor, the competent court will be exclusively the one of Paris (first instance and appeal);

- for cases relating to trademarks, designs and copyrights, the competent courts will be exclusively the one of the first instance couts of Bordeaux, Lille (appeal in Douai), Lyon, Marseille (appeal in Aix en Provence), Nancy, Nanterre (appeal in Versailles), Paris, Rennes and Fort-de-France.