Industrial property rights

What is industrial property?

Industrial Property in the main covers patent law and the law on trademarks, designs and models.

Industrial Property rights also extend to manufacturing secrets, semi-conductor products and plant materials and derivatives.

The team of specialist lawyers at Cabinet LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL provides advisory and litigation services working closely with the legal departments of client companies and others in the Industrial Property advisory field.

Detailed knowledge of and insight into the procedural rules and legislation adduced in support of Industrial Property rulings when made on the merits, require keeping abreast of the changing legal environment.

French law on patented inventions and patenting procedures are inevitably bound up with European patent law and case law. Patent validity, its scope and grounds for limitation require detailed knowledge from LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL specialist lawyers, who are fully familiar with European Patent Office processes.

The European Patent Court, before which LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL lawyers will be pleading, will spur on the approximation of European patent case law, and will provide the arena in which specialist attorneys will play an ever more important role.

Because trade marks are registered at national, international and EU level, LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL expertise reaches way beyond national boundaries. We are familiar with the way patent applications and grants are processed by the relevant bodies as well as with the avenues of legal challenge and the body of EU case law.

The Paris District Court has exclusive competency in the field of patents and EU trade marks and models.

In regard to designs and models, LEGRAND LESAGE-CATEL expertise is deployed at national and EU levels where its role as both Counsel and advisor is highly valued in the specific fields of Industrial Property and defence of legal entitlements.