22 May 2019 - Amendments of some IP law provisions in France

A new law has been passed in France aiming to strengthen the innovation capabilities of French industry. Some sections of the law are devoted to industrial property and significantly modify the administrative procedures for patents and utility certificates as well as the provisions relating to the status of limitation of legal proceedings relating to IP rights.
A. Enhanced examination of novelty and inventive step for patent applications (in force on May 22, 2020) The new provisions lead to a fundamental change in the procedure for (...)