We prepare and file throughout the world Patents, Complementary Protection Certificates, Utility Certificates, Utility Models, Semi-conductor mask typologies and Certificates of Plant Varieties.
We prepare and obtain robust patents based on:
our extensive experience in opposition and court proceedings
a creative approach allied with solid technical arguments
a specialized knowledge of local procedures
an international network of carefully chosen correspondents that are constantly reviewed and supervised
We are specialists of European patent law thanks to:
our presence since 1978 in Munich, home of the European Patent Office(EPO)
our deep knowledge of EPO procedures and practice
the numerous conferences and trainings that we provide together with EPO examiners
on-site interviews with the EPO for complex cases
the administrative infrastructure of our Munich office that facilitates our daily contact with the EPO
We manage trade marks, indications of origin and geographical indications throughout the world.
Before registering a trade mark,
we prepare a broad yet precise definition of the products and services
by taking into consideration the current and future use of the mark.
To manage the numerous trademark portfolios worldwide on behalf of our clients,
we periodically examine our clients’ business development plans in conjunction with them
we define together the best strategy for protection (national, international or Community trade mark systems)
we carefully select, review and monitor the foreign correspondents in our international network, with whom we maintain confidential and reciprocal relationships
In the area of Community trade marks:
we are recognized among the top European firms
in particular due to our presence since 1996 in Alicante, home of the Community Trade Mark Office (OHIM)
we are in direct personal contact with numerous OHIM examiners with whom we hold on-site discussions regarding complex cases
the administrative infrastructure of our Alicante office that facilitates our daily direct interaction with the OHIM.
On behalf of our French and international clients we manage all types of domain names: gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) such as .com, .net, or .org, ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) or geographic domain names such as .fr for France, .de for Germany or .eu for the European Community, or sTLD (sponsored Top Level Domain) such as .mobi or travel or IDN (internationalized Domain Name) with accented domain names, for example domain names in Chinese characters.
Before registering a domain name,
we define at an as early as possible stage and before registering the mark—because of the “first come, first served” rule—a strategy of protection that identifies variants of the domain name to be registered and the pertinent extensions among the gTLDs, ccTLDs, sTLDs and IDNs,
by taking into consideration the actual and future use of the domain name both on the Internet and in the “real” world,
and by verifying the availability of the selected domain name.
To manage the numerous domain name portfolios worldwide on behalf of our clients,
we periodically examine our clients’ business development projects in conjunction with them,
we carefully select the registration offices,
we offer monitoring of domain name registrations and of trademark use on the Internet in order to identify and resole any infringements,
we prioritize preventative actions designated to preserve rights,
we offer assistance for the technical management of domain names, such as the creation of electronic addresses, rerouting, technical transfers, ownership changes, …etc.
Regarding Community designs,
we file directly with the OHIM thanks to our presence since 1996 in Alicante
we are in direct contact with many members of the OHIM
we discuss cancellation procedures on-site at the OHIM
the administrative infrastructure of our Alicante office facilitates our daily direct interaction with the OHIM
To facilitate providing proof of creation, we assist our clients with:
the filing of works on the Artema register
obtaining certified bailiff reports
on-site client audits to organize internal documentation and procedures for obtaining and preserving proof of creation.