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12.10.2010

The end of the « Swiss-type » claims: G 2/08 decision

The “Swiss-type” claims relate to “the use of a substance or composition X for the manufacture of a medicament for therapeutic application Z”. This particular redaction form originates from the absence, in the first version of...[more]

Category: BEP

10.10.2010

The London Agreement will enter into force in Hungary on 01/01/2011

Hungary has signed the London Agreement which will enter into force on the 1st of January 2011.From this date, it will no longer be necessary to translate the entire European patent. Only a translation of the claims into...[more]

Category: BEP

29.09.2010

New designation states for European Patent : Serbia

Serbia : 38th member state of the European Patent Organisation on the 1st of October 2010Serbia (RS) deposited its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) on July 15, 2010.Accordingly, Serbia will...[more]

Category: BEP

19.08.2010

2010 AIPPI Meeting in Paris

Nicolas Dufay will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the AIPPI Meeting in Paris from October 3 to October 6. [more]


16.06.2010

Must a European patent, amended after opposition, be translated in French in order to have effect in France?

On April 14, 2010, the Court of Appeal of Paris delivered 24 similar judgments on the same point of law relating to the translation of European patents : shall we file to the INPI (French Patent Office) a translation of a...[more]

Category: BEP, BFR

02.04.2010

INTA Annual Meeting in Boston

Julie Desrois will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the INTA Annual Meeting in Boston from May 23 to May 26. Do not hesitate to contact us for a meeting in order to discuss any open matters, status of cases or any other...[more]


03.03.2010

Albania accedes to the European Patent Convention

On 11. February 2010, the Government of the Republic of Albania (AL) deposited its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC). The EPC will accordingly enter into force for Albania on 1 May 2010.Any PCT...[more]

Category: BEP

22.01.2010

Extension of European patents in Montenegro

The agreement on the extension of European patents signed on 13/02/2009 between the European Patent Office (EPO) and Montenegro will enter into force on 1 March 2010. From that date it will be possible to extend to Montenegro the...

Category: ME, World, BEP

14.12.2009

Electronic certificates for Community trademarks

For CTM registered as from 09/12/2009, the OHIM no more issues paper certificates but only electronic certificates.The E-certificates have the same appearance and structure as paper certificates and have the same legal value....

Category: MEM

10.12.2009

Reinforcement of the cooperation between OHIM and WIPO as to the trade mark classification

OHIM and WIPO have signed on 03/12/2009 an agreement aiming to expand cooperation on trade mark classification.[more]

Category: MEM

12.11.2009

Liberia : Accession to the Madrid Protocol

On September 11, 2009, the Government of Liberia deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol Concerning the International...

Category: LR, World

02.11.2009

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 :[more]

Category: BFR, MFR, DFR

29.09.2009

The PCT will enter into force for Thailand on 24/12/2009

Thailand deposited on 24/09/2009 its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).Thailand is the 142nd contracting state of the PCT.

Category: TH, World

25.09.2009

New Rule 36 EPC regarding the filing of divisional applications

As of 01/04/2010, divisional applications on the applicant's own initiative (so-called voluntary divisional applications) will need to be filed within a period of two years from the first communication sent by the examining...[more]

Category: BEP

23.09.2009

Parallel applications for patent for invention and for utility model in China

It has been confirmed that it is allowed for an application to try to file identical applications on the same day both for a patent for invention and for a patent for utility model respectively so as to obtain a protection in...

Category: World, CN

01.08.2009

France has ratified the patent law treaty (PLT)

On 24/07/2009, France ratified (Law n° 2009-892 of 24/07/2009) the patent law treaty (PLT), adopted at Geneva on 01/06/2000.[more]

Category: BFR

25.07.2009

CTM fee reduction for filing through international applications

The World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, has announced that revised fees for international trade mark applications designating the European Community under the Madrid Protocol will take effect on 12 August.The fee...

Category: MEM

12.07.2009

Change in the Egypt phase of a PCT

The Egyptian law has been amended to the effect that the annuity due date of PCT National phase applications will be calculated for a period of 20 years from the International filing date rather than the national filing...

Category: World, EG

11.06.2009

Facebook and Trademarks

Since 13/06/2009, Facebook enables its users to register URL addresses of the type Facebook/your trademark.[more]

Category: MFR, MEM

11.05.2009

PDO, PGI, AOC … amendments and suppression of the symbols

The European Union Regulation n° 510/2006 dated 20/03/2006 defined at the community level two different levels of geographic reference for the agricultural products and foodstuffs : the protected geographical indications (PGI)...[more]

Category: MFR, MEM

10.05.2009

New online filing system for Community Designs

The OHIM web site now allows a new online filing system for Community design.The advantage of this new system is that we receive immediately the filing number. The pubication, is requested at the filing, is done very shortly...[more]

Category: DEM

02.05.2009

Ukraine : Accession to Locarno Agreement

The Government of Ukraine has deposited, on April 7, 2009, its instrument of accession to the Locarno Agreement establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs, signed at Locarno on October 8, 1968, as amended...

Category: World, UA

20.04.2009

CTM official fee reduction as from 01/05/2009

The new official fees for CTM, including an important fee reduction will enter into force on 01/05/2009.

Category: MEM

02.04.2009

INTA Annual Meeting in Seattle

Julie Desrois will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the INTA Annual Meeting in Seatlle. She will be there from May 17 to May 20. Do not hesitate to contact her for a meeting.


16.03.2009

CTM fee reduction

As you may know, the cost of the Community Trademarks will soon be reduced. [more]

Category: MEM

27.02.2009

International Transfer of Technology

Article 19 of the Decree 2008-1472 of 30/12/2008 abrogates Articles R624.1 to R624-7 of the French Intellectual Property Code, which gave the legal frame on the International Transfers of Technology.[more]

Category: BFR

02.02.2009

Tajikistan : Accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty

The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan has deposited, on January 5, 2009, its instrument of accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996.The said Treaty will enter into force, with...

Category: World, TJ

02.01.2009

Korea : Accession to WIPO Treaty

The Government of the Republic of Korea has deposited, on December 18, 2008, its instrument of accession to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996.The said instrument of accession...

Category: World, KR

25.10.2008

Fee reduction for French trademarks by using the new electronic filing

It is now possible to file French trademarks by electronic submission. The new official fee for this filing is of 200 € instead of 225 € for a paper filing. This fee applies for trademark designating up to 3 classes.[more]

Category: MFR

03.10.2008

Ratification of the Trademark Law Treaty by the Republic of Costa Rica

The Government of the Republic of Costa Rica has deposited, on July 17, 2008, its instrument of ratification of the Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), done at Geneva on October 27, 1994.The Trademark Law Treaty will enter into force,...

Category: CR, World

02.09.2008

Jordan : Accession to Budapest Treaty

The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has deposited, on August 14, 2008, its instrument of accession to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent...

Category: World, JO

11.08.2008

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 establish the principle that any transmission or modification of rights concerning a...

Category: MFR, DFR

03.08.2008

2008 AIPPI Meeting in Boston

Nicolas Dufay will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the AIPPI Meeting in Boston from September 8 to September 11. Do not hesitate to contact him for a meeting.


05.04.2008

INTA Annual Meeting in Berlin

Julie Desrois will represent Cabinet Chaillot at the INTA Annual Meeting in Berlin from May 17 to May 21. Do not hesitate to contact her for a meeting.


16.03.2008

The London Agreement: simplification of national stages of the European patent

According to the London Agreement, the validation stage of the European patents the date of grant of which will be published from the 1st May, 2008 will be simplified.[more]

Category: BFR, BEP

16.02.2008

Adopting of two Common regulations intended to link the common system of Designs to the International System

These measures permit to obtain, over the course of a single filing, the protection of a design in all European Union countries as well as in other countries of the Geneva Act (currently 23 countries)[more]

Category: DEM

15.06.2007

Reproduction of a trademark on scale model cars

Toy manufacturers frequently reproduce in miniature the original models created and sold by cars manufacturers, placing a particular importance on the exact reproduction of the original models by these miniatures. This practice...[more]

Category: MFR, MEM

15.05.2007

Validity of a personal name as a trademark

A personal name is nowadays frequently used as a trademark, trade name or sign. However, it is a source of litigation, as indicated by an important case law, to which belongs the judgement Elizabeth Emanuel of 30/03/2006.[more]

Category: MFR, MEM

15.02.2007

Objection of a member of a board of appeal of the EPO

This decision is about the grounds of objection of a member of a Board of Appeal. The EPC's article related to this point of law is the Art. 24 EPC[more]

Category: BEP

15.01.2007

New Nice Classification : 9th Edition of the Trademarks International Classification

The new edition of Nice Classification is in force as from January 1st, 2007[more]

Category: MFR, MEM

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