Industrial Property

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  • PATENT

    First to file versus first to invent
    To obtain intellectual property rights for an invention in France, the inventor must be the first to file, whereas the American system relies on the first to invent principle. This means that if somebody files the patent before the inventor (because of a (…)

  • LINKS

    French and European institutes (patent fillings, consultation)
    INPI: National institute of patents (access to on line consultation and patent filling )
    EPO: The European Patent Organisation is the outcome of the European countries’ collective political determination to establish a uniform (…)