IPSIDE
IPSIDE
Innovative IP for Creative Companies
  • trophée d'argent dans la catégorie « Best French IP firm »,

    Best French IP Firm

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  • IPSIDE Silver Award Best IP Advisor France 2018

    IPSIDE Silver Award Best IP Advisor France 2018

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  • Disclaimer +

    The wording of this FAQ is simplified in order to present the essential principles underlying the basic intellectual property concepts such as patents and trademarks. The texts do not reflect all the complexities of patents and trademarks procedures and should not be used as working documents.  Non contractual document.  
  • How many territories refers to the European Union trademark? +

    28 countries currently including France and the United Kingdom. To date, no provision is known regarding this territory following Brexit.
  • How do I know if third parties are filing new identical or similar trademark to my trademark? +

    Our firm sets up a legal watch service whose purpose is to raise new deposits on any register in the world. Thus, you may be aware of the trademarks of your competitors/distributors/dealers/franchisees/third parties in bad faith or simply a third-party filing with which you have no connection. Monitoring is also possible among commercial registers and domain names.
  • Does the INPI refund the official taxes if the certificate of registration of the trademark is finally not issued? +

    No
  • Does the INPI carry out a prior art search and alert applicants by following identical or similar prior rights? +

    It is not in its attributions unlike some other foreign Offices.
  • What does the ® / ™ / © symbol mean +

    ® means Registered Trademark (registered trademark, validated by the Office) / ™: Trademark (trademark simply registered with the Office) / and © copyright. If in France there is no legal requirement, it is advisable to affix them to prevent third parties and draw their attention to your interest in your industrial property rights. Nevertheless, it is a question of respecting the conditions to avoid the deception of the consumer.
  • What is the added value of your Firm compared to the steps taken directly with the Offices? +

    Our contributions are multiple but the main ones would be: a saving of time due to our personalized administrative tools, a legal security thanks to our advanced experience of the field, the serenity with regard to the heavy deadlines and management of the titles within the framework of the renewals of the rights, the preservation of a competitive advantage through a legal watch service.
  • Should we re-register a trademark or renew it? +

    It is strongly recommended to renew an existing trademark in order to pursue the prior rights attached thereto instead of re-filing a trademark whose rights will go back to this new filing.
  • What are the deadlines for renewing a trademark? +

    The rights attached to the French, European Union or international trademarks are valid indefinitely subject to their renewal every 10 years. This formality is limited in time i.e. 6 months before the due date and 6 months after with payment of an official surcharge.
  • Can a trademark be renewed by another holder than the one who filed? +

    The ownership transfer registrations prior to renewal are strongly recommended to avoid any loss of rights.
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Address
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Toulouse 31100
France