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28.04.2021

Grant scheme from EUIPO for European SMEs

The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is a 20 million Euro grant scheme created to help European obtain intellectual property rights[more]

Category: CCH, DEM, Dessins - France, DFR, Marques - France, MEM, MFR

22.04.2021

Accelerated prosecution of applications dealing with COVID-19

The French patent office just launched an accelerated procedure to grant applications dealing with COVID-19[more]

Category: 92, BFR, Brevets français, Brevets français

06.01.2021

End of possibility to file GCC patent applications

The GCC (comprising Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Koweit, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Qatar) stops accepting new patent applications.[more]

Category: Brevet international, 92, Brevets - étranger, BFR

23.12.2020

New constitutional complaints against UPCA

A delay for entry into force of unitary patent system is to be expected[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger, CCH

27.11.2020

PPH Agreement between INPI and JPO

The French patent office (INPI) and the Japanese Patent Office will enter as of 01/01/2021 into a PPH agreement[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, CCH

09.11.2020

Beginning of Vendée Globe 2020

33 skippers take part in this new edition[more]

Category: World, Brevet - France, 85, BFR, BEP

09.10.2020

EUTMs and Brexit

Registered EUTMs and EUTM applications after Brexit[more]

Category: 92, MEM

10.09.2020

Community designs after Brexit

UK will leave EU after the transition period that ends on 31/12/2020. [more]

Category: DEM

10.09.2020

EU trademarks after Brexit

UK will leave EU after the transition period that ends on 31/12/2020. [more]

Category: MEM

28.08.2020

New CJEU decision on SPCs

A recent decision from CJEU specified what is a first marketing authorisation[more]

Category: 92, BEP, BFR, Brevet - France, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger, Brevets français, Brevets français

19.05.2020

New computing of extensions before the INPI

A consolidated version of Ordinance 2020-306 was published on May 15, 2020.According to this new version, all delays expiring between March 12, 2020 and June 23, 2020 are extended up to July 23, 2020 if the initial delay was...[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, 92, Brevets français, Brevets français, Dessins - France, DFR, Marques - France, MFR

14.05.2020

Decision G3/19

Patentability of plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes[more]

Category: 92, BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

04.05.2020

New extension of time limits before EPO

EPO further extended to June 2nd, 2020 all time limits expiring on or after March 15th, 2020.See updated information page of EPO here.[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger

17.04.2020

New extension of time limits before EPO

EPO further extended to May 4th, 2020 all time limits expiring on or after March 15th, 2020.See updated information page of EPO here.[more]

Category: BEP, Brevet international, CCH

01.04.2020

EPO updates due dates for payments

EPO clarifies the date at which the new amounts of fees as from April 1st are due[more]

Category: BEP, Brevets - étranger, CCH

26.03.2020

Information relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due dates and delays during the outbreak[more]

Category: BEP, BFR, CCH, DEM, DFR, MEM, MFR

10.03.2020

Opposition proceedings against a granted French patent

Decree 2020-225 specifying the particulars of the new opposition proceedings against a granted French patent was published on March 8, 2020[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, Brevets français, 92

18.02.2020

New opposition proceedings for patents in France

Order 2020-116 published on February 13, 2020 introduces new opposition proceedings for patents in France[more]

Category: Brevet - France, 92, BFR, CCH

25.01.2020

Updates to French patent law following PACTE Law

Law n°2019-486 dated 22/05/2019 relating to growth and transformation of businesses, referred to as PACTE Law, brings numerous changes to French patent law.[more]

Category: BFR, Brevet - France, Brevets français, Brevets français

31.12.2019

DABUS patent: EPO refuses patent applications with a machine as inventor

EPO considers that the requirement of designation of inventor was not met.[more]

Category: 92, BEP, Brevet international, EP

28.11.2019

European Union joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement

European Union becomes the fifth member of this international system.[more]

Category: 92, Monde, Marque - étranger

16.05.2019

Cancellation of a European trademark NEYMAR filed in bad faith

On 17/12/2012, a Portuguese individual filed a European trademark application "NEYMAR" for designating clothing, shoes and headgear. This trademark was registered in 2013, and the Brazilian footballer Neymar acted to cancel this...[more]

Category: MEM

18.04.2019

Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal related to plant patentability

The President of the EPO has submitted questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal which relate to the patentability of plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes in order to clarify the legal framework...[more]

Category: BEP, 92, 87, Brevet international, Brevets - étranger, EP

18.04.2019

Cancellation of BIG MAC and TERMINATOR trademarks for non-use

Two EUIPO cancellation decisions remind us of the importance of the evidence of use to be provided to prove the serious use of a European Union trademark when it has been registered for more than five years.[more]

Category: MEM

11.04.2019

Brexit update

On 10/04/2019, the due date for UK leaving the European Union has been postponed to 31/10/2019.As indicated in our news dated November 2018, for EUTMs and RCDs that are soon to be renewed, renew your rights before EUIPO before...

Category: DEM, MEM

25.03.2019

TRADEMARK LAWYER MAGAZINE’S 2019 RANKINGS

Our company achieved recognition as one of the top 10 recommended Trademark Firms in France in the Trademark Lawyer Magazine’s 2019 rankings.

Category: MFR

25.03.2019

Doctrine of equivalents

In a recent decision dated February 6, 2019, concerning the French part of European patent EP1180186, the French Supreme Court reaffirmed that in France, there cannot be an infringement under the doctrine of equivalents when the...

Category: BFR

25.03.2019

Refusal of a sign consisting of non-distinctive English terms for a French trademark

In a judgment dated 15/02/2019, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed the refusal by the French Office of the French trademark application "PAPERSCENT" which had been filed to designate in particular "Fragrances and aromas for...[more]

Category: MFR

13.02.2019

Exceptions to patentability

In decision T1063/18 rendered on 05/12/2018, the Board of Appeal asserted that Rule 28(2) EPC, that was introduced into EPC following decisions G2/12 and G2/13 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal and was intended to ensure...[more]

Category: BEP

15.11.2018

Brexit news: what should be done for EU trademarks and Community designs

The latest developments relating to Brexit are that, even if a deal was reached, nothing is yet sure as several validation steps are required before final acceptance of the negotiated deal. However, the chances of UK leaving the...[more]

Category: DEM, MEM

17.10.2018

Invalidity of Community design of the Crocs shoes based on disclosure in the US

Judgement T 651/16 dated 14/03/2018 of the General Court[more]

Category: DEM

26.03.2018

Trademark Lawyer Magazine’s 2018 rankings

Our company achieved recognition as one of the top five firms in France in the Trademark Lawyer Magazine’s 2018 rankings.[more]

Category: MEM, MFR, 92, World

17.01.2018

Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/16 – Undisclosed disclaimers

As a reminder, the admissibility of disclaimers (negative limitations) is laid down in decisions G 1/03 and G 2/03 which stipulate that :« I. An amendment to a claim by the introduction of a disclaimer may...[more]

Category: BEP

31.12.2017

Update on Brexit

The European Commission recently sent a notice (https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/26683?locale=en) to holders of and applicants for European Union trade marks (EUTM) and Community designs (RCD), pointing out that Brexit is...[more]

Category: Brevet international, Monde, GB

18.12.2017

Validation of European patents in Tunisia

From 1 December 2017 and the entry into force of the agreement on validation of European patents between the European Patent Office (EPO) and Tunisia, European patent applications and patents will be possibly validated in Tunisia...[more]

Category: 92, TN, World

07.06.2017

Jordan (JO) becomes the 152nd Contracting State of the PCT

On 9 March 2017, Jordan deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the  152nd Contracting State of the PCT, and on 9 June 2017, will become bound by the PCT.  Consequently, any international...[more]

Category: World, 92, JO

17.02.2017

On 10/02/2017 Italy has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement

It is the 12th member state of the Unitary Patent project to do so. In order for the Unitary patent to enter into force, Germany and UK still have to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement.See status of ratifications here. [more]

Category: BEP, World, IT

06.02.2017

Cambodia recognises European patents

An agreement has been signed according to which the validity of a  European patent application and of the European patent obtained on the basis of this application could be extended to Cambodia upon request of the...[more]

Category: BEP, World, KH Cambodia

06.02.2017

Decision regarding partial priorities issued by EPO

Decision G1/15 of the Enlarged Board of Appeal regarding partial priorities was just issued by EPO.According to this decision, a generic OR claim encompassing alternative subject matter may not be refused partial priority,...[more]

Category: BEP

29.12.2016

INTA 2017 meeting in Barcelona

Julie Desrois will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona from 21 May to 23 May. Do not hesitate to contact us for a meeting in order to discuss any open matters, status of cases or any other...[more]

Category: MEM, MFR

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