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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


03-2020 Information relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due dates and delays during the outbreak


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


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


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...


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.


11-2019 European Union joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement

European Union becomes the fifth member of this international system.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


09-2016 Declaration regarding class headings: EUIPO has amended its guiding list

We posted a news in February of this year regarding the change of the Community trademarks into European Union trademarks.One of the points related...


08-2016 AIPPI meeting in Milano

Nicolas Dufay will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the AIPPI Meeting in Milano from 17 September to 20 September. Do not hesitate to contact him for a...


06-2016 Impact of Brexit on IP in Europe

On 23 June 2016, UK public voted to leave the European Union.This has no immediate effect on any IP rights. Indeed, the UK will only leave after...


04-2016 INTA 2016 meeting in Orlando

Julie Desrois will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando from 22 May to 25 May. Do not hesitate to contact us for a...