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ADELPHE IP CONSOLIDATES ITS EXPERTISE IN WINE SECTOR TRADE MARKS

Pierre Roger, Industrial Property Attorney at ADELPHE IP, participated in a workshop on winery trade marks organised on 5 March 2024, by the Trade Marks and Geographical Indications Committee of the French Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Institute (Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle – CNCPI). This training course was led […]

ADELPHE IP STRENGTHENS ITS PATENT TEAM

Alexandre Feder, a patent engineer with a wealth of experience in electronics gained while working for an intellectual property law firm in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and in the industrial sector in Germany, joined our firm in March 2024. His arrival marks a further strengthening of the Adelphe IP patent team.

DESIGNS – PRESUMPTION OF OWNERSHIP

In a ruling dated 31 January 2024, the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) once again weighed in on the issue of presumption of ownership in favour of the applicant of a design. Pursuant to Article L.511-9 of the French Intellectual Property Code (Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle), the Court quashed […]

PATENTS – PATENT INDEX 2023 OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE – FRANCE

In 2023, the number of patent applications in Europe (199,275 applications) rose significantly in comparison with 2022 (193,460 applications), representing an increase of 2.9%. Once again over this year, the most innovative sectors appeared to be digital communication, followed by medical technologies and information technology. For the year 2023, France however […]

PATENTS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

In February 2024, the European Patent Office (EPO) published a new study on cancer-fighting inventions worldwide. This study highlighted that innovation (in terms of the annual number of international patent families IPFs) has seen a significant increase of 70% between the years 2015 and 2021. France ranks 3rd among European countries […]

EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION-FEE REDUCTION FOR SMALL ENTITIES

As part of the changes to the European Patent Office’s (EPO’s) fee regime, effective April 1, 2024, new measures will apply in particular to small, innovative entities in need of financial support in order to complete their European patent application (micro-businesses, natural persons, non-profit organizations, etc.). The EPO specifies that “these […]

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI ACT) AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

On February 2, 2024, the Member States of the European Union approved the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonized rules on artificial intelligence (AI Act). Regulating artificial intelligence in the European Union, this regulation aims to “ensure that fundamental rights, democracy, the […]

WIPO WORLD AWARDS 2024

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has opened a call for entries for the 2024 edition of the “World Awards” from January 15 to March 31, 2024, aimed at small and medium-sized companies and start-ups located in at least one of WIPO’s 193 Member States. The first edition took place in […]

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