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Since 1866
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2016
150 ans

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Allen Stewart Königsberg

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Value-added Industrial Property because patents, know-how and trademarks are valuable assets.

News

Our talents recognized by Décideurs

  For the first time, our firm is referenced by Décideurs and Leaders League, and we are delighted to announce it. Here are the skills in which, in particular, our firm is recognized this year.

Force majeure, a legal remedy

  Can you invoke force majeure in your contracts due to the current health crisis? We thought it would be interesting to look into the subject. Indeed, the measures taken by the various governments to protect their nationals in this situation of world crisis entail impediments in the execution of the contracts in progress in … Continue reading “Force majeure, a legal remedy”

Where are you? Where are we?

  While the gradual lifting of lockdown is underway this week, many of you are resuming activities. We have been in close contact with some of you. How is the resumption of business going? Can we meet some of your new needs or expectations? Do not hesitate to contact us. As for us, after internal consultation, we … Continue reading “Where are you? Where are we?”

Increase in INPI and EPO official fees

France : Since April 1, 2020 the French PTO has posted its new applicable rates. While the official fees relating to the procedure for filing and granting a patent application remain unchanged, the annual fees for maintaining a patent have increased by 10€ for annuities from the 15th.   European Patent Office Likewise, the EPO has … Continue reading “Increase in INPI and EPO official fees”

France : Entry into force of administrative procedures for nullity and revocation

  The implementation of the measures provided for by the PACTE law continues with the entry into force, since April 1, 2020, of the procedures for the invalidity and forfeiture of marks before the French Trademark Office (INPI).These measures complement the means of acting against invalid or unused trademarks. Indeed, until now it was only … Continue reading “France : Entry into force of administrative procedures for nullity and revocation”

France : Entry into force of the patent opposition procedure

  Still stemming from the PACTE law, but on the patent side, April 1, 2020 also marks the launch of the patent opposition procedure, allowing a third party to request before the French Patent Office (INPI) the total or partial revocation of a patent issued as of from April 1, 2020. We announced it in … Continue reading “France : Entry into force of the patent opposition procedure”

Situation in France

Dear Clients and Colleagues, Safety, health and well-being of our clients and staff remain our priority. According to the governemental measures for Public Health, BRANDON IP’s offices will be closed for the public starting today. Nevertheless, our activity is maintained from home, and we have implemented procedures allowing us to continue working, while respecting confidentiality. … Continue reading “Situation in France”

Jeff Koons sentenced in France for copyright infringement

  In a judgment of December 17, 2019 the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed the 2017 trial judgment that the sculpture Naked by Jeff Koons infringed the copyright of French photographer Jean-François Bauret. The company Jeff Koons LLC and the Pompidou Center which exhibited the contested work were ordered to pay 20,000 euros in damages … Continue reading “Jeff Koons sentenced in France for copyright infringement”

Brexit and intellectual property: a period of transition

Brexit and intellectual property: a period of transition The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on January 31st. As in many fields of activity, intellectual property has not yet been impacted since a transitional period has started during which the former member State must negotiate with the European Union on the terms of its … Continue reading “Brexit and intellectual property: a period of transition”

Creation of a patent opposition procedure in France

  The Minister of Economy and Finance presented Ordinance No. 2020-116 of February 12, 2020 which provides for the creation of a right of opposition to patents. This order, based on the so-called PACTE law, aims to allow third parties to administratively request from the French Patent Office (INPI) the revocation or modification of a … Continue reading “Creation of a patent opposition procedure in France”