Intellectual Property Protection
Audit of the creation
The audit of your creation allows you to identify the various intangible elements that may be protected: processes and technical inventions, designs, logos, slogans, trade names, etc.
The audit of your creation is perfectly safe due to the respect of professional secrecy. The fact of presenting your creation to us does not constitute a disclosure.
Taking into account the particularities of your creation, we will consider the best way to protect it: patent, trademark, design or model, copyright, secret.
In parallel with the audit, we will take the necessary preventive steps to protect the elements that are not yet protected: registration of industrial property titles, probatory registrations (SOLEAU envelope, APP), implementation of internal confidentiality policies, etc.
Our firm offers to prepare a search report on prior rights that may affect the validity of a trademark application.
In the presence of prior rights, we advise you to adapt the application, or waive it if there is too great a risk of infringement of a prior IP right.
Trademarks and designs registration
If the search has concluded that there are no major obstacles to filing, we can then proceed with the following protection formalities:
- Filing a design or trademark application with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
- Filing in the European Union at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
- International filing at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)
- Follow-up of the filing procedure with the different Offices in case of objection or opposition
The firm does not file a patent application, but will be able to direct you, if necessary, to one of our partners. We also work with a number of foreign correspondants, specialised in IP matters, who can provide with all necessary help and services when objections are made by foreign offices.