Axelle Trichard will lead the National Trademarks Commission meeting – July 4   

Axelle Trichard, Senior Industrial Property Attorney, will take part as a speaker in the meeting of APRAM’s “National Trademarks” Committee on July 4.

The topic of the meeting will be: “Autonomous distinctive position: state of play and discussion on a main concept in assessing the risk of confusion”.

A meeting organized by APRAM – Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners –an international francophile Association grouping together Intellectual Property legal experts. The Association blends the three component IP « families »: in-house lawyers, Attorneys-at-law and Industrial Property Attorneys.

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day – June 7, 2024  

Every year since 1998, World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, initiated by UNIFAB, has been held to raise public awareness of the serious economic and environmental consequences of counterfeiting.  

Counterfeiting is more than just the violation of intellectual property rights. It hinders the development of businesses in all economic sectors, and fuels illicit activities. This phenomenon represents a triple scourge, impacting various sectors, threatening the know-how and intellectual property of companies ️, and compromising the health of consumers while generating major ecological costs. 

Intellectual Property protection is essential to defend your innovations. It rewards innovators’ efforts and provides them with the means to fight counterfeiters and unfair practices.  

Regimbeau can help you protect and defend your creations and innovations.   

To find out more, click here:  

Interview of Frédérique Durieux by Option Droit & Affaires 

Frédérique Durieux, Partner at Regimbeau and representative before the UPC, has been interviewed by Options Droit et Affaires, a specialized legal and financial news magazine for legal and business professionals.  

In this interview, Frédérique Durieux discusses patent litigation, highlighting initial observations since the coming into force of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) on June 1, 2023.    

This supranational jurisdiction is competent to handle disputes regarding European patents, offering a broader framework and accelerated procedures for patent owners and third parties.   

The UPC represents a significant step forward for patent litigation on a European scale, unifying and accelerating procedures, with broader legal and economic implications.  However, its tight deadlines require large teams to work on each case.  

This is precisely the purpose of the Gide x Regimbeau – Patent Litigation alliance which brings together Lawyers specialized in patent litigation and Patent Attorneys, covering all technical fields, to provide our clients with an increasingly integrated service of very high quality. 

To find out more, read the full article (members only):  

International Day for Biodiversity – May 22, 2024  

Regimbeau celebrates International Biodiversity Day!  

Every year on this date, we celebrate the adoption of the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on May 22, 1992.  

On December 19, 2023, the “Plan for Biodiversity” campaign to communicate and promote the 4 goals and 23 targets of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework was launched worldwide. 

Many countries, some of which have already been working towards these goals for a long time, are “getting moving” to move from agreement to action.  

This day is an opportunity to encourage you to gain a better understanding of the measures put in place in different countries to control access to their natural resources, in order to protect nature and share equitably the benefits arising from the use of these resources.   

Regimbeau is closely following this theme and can help you to take stock of the relevant provisions for your projects involving natural resources.   

The theme of this year’s 2024 Day is “Contribute to the Plan”! So don’t wait to contact us and let’s work together to make your projects flourish while preserving nature.  

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World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2024

Every year on April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. This day was first instituted in 2001 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to highlight and explain the role played by intellectual property rights in promoting innovation and creativity. 

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Intellectual Property and the Sustainable Development Goals: building our common future through innovation and creativity”. 

It is an opportunity to highlight how #IntellectualProperty encourages sustainable solutions and plays a crucial role in the creation of environmentally-friendly technologies and practices. It encourages innovation and creativity, and helps stimulate investment in these activities. It is a true instrument for human progress. 

Together, let’s cultivate an ecosystem where creativity can flourish and innovative ideas can contribute to a better world for all. 

More information on: 

International Book and Copyright Day – April 23, 2024

Packaging, logos, molds, advertising campaigns, conferences, musical compositions, illustrations, websites, software, databases, …. Copyright covers all original creations that reflect the personality of their author(s). 

Copyright is acquired without the need for formal registration. Protection arises solely from the creation of the work, whatever its genre, merit or purpose. 

Although no filing formalities are required for copyright to be granted, to be protected a work must meet the condition of originality. Originality is assessed when the work bears “the stamp of its author’s personality”. 

Despite this lack of formalism, it is necessary to build up evidence that cumulatively establishes the link between the author, the work and the date of creation. This can be done by various means, including time-stamping. 

In addition, copyright comprises both economic and moral attributes: 

  • Moral rights: The author’s moral rights include, for example, the right to respect and integrity of his work, and to oppose any distortion and/or mutilation of it. The author can also withdraw the work from the market or rework it. You can thus oppose any use that would distort your work, or claim that your name be mentioned(authorship). This moral right is perpetual, imprescriptible and inalienable. You cannot, therefore, assign it. 

  • Economic rights: Economic rights include the right of reproduction(physical fixation of the work on a medium), the right of representation(communication of the work) and the right of adaptation(change of color, format, medium, translation, etc.). These rights are transferable and granted for a defined period: up to 70 years after the death of the author, or 70 years from disclosure for collective works(belonging to a legal entity). 

As a matter of principle, the individual author holds the copyright to his work. As a result, he or she can control any use made of the work by third parties, and receive any associated remuneration. 

Copyrights add value to your company and give you a significant competitive edge. 

In combination with other intellectual property assets such as trademarks and designs, they are a valuable asset. 

Regimbeau has particular expertise in copyright, and can offer you a comprehensive range of services to secure, evaluate and exploit your intellectual property assets. 

World Creativity and Innovation Day – April 21, 2024

World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated every year on April 21. The aim of this day is to raise awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development. 

Creativity expresses itself in many ways, from artistic expression (music, drawing, dance, literature, etc….) to the discovery of solutions in many fields, whether scientific, economic, social or even sustainable development. 

To mark this day, Regimbeau would like to pay tribute to all the inventive minds who have shaped history with their inventions! 

New discoveries, revolutionary solutions, unique designs…   

Find out more about the inventors featured in the video: 

  • Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen: discovery of X-rays 
  • Louis Pasteur: inventor of pasteurization 
  • Marie Curie: discovery of the radioactive elements radium and polonium. 
  • Anthony Carlisle: decomposition of water by electric current 
  • Hermann Nernst: invention of the electric lamp with a metal filament. This lamp, which succeeded lamps with a carbon filament, was a precursor of today’s incandescent lamps. 
  • Fritz Haber: patented the synthesis of ammonia, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918. 
  • Rudolf Diesel: inventor of the internal combustion engine that bears his name, designed not to run on diesel but on vegetable oils. 
  • Gutenberg: inventor of movable type printing. 
  • Louis Cartier: inventor of the modern wristwatch. 
  • Joseph & Étienne de Montgolfier: invention of the hot-air balloon in 1783. 
  • Albert Einsitein: theorized the interchangeability of energy and mass, invented the ultrasensitive voltmeter, special relativity, Avogadro’s number, 
  • Louis & Auguste Lumières: invention of the cinematograph. 
  • Karl Ereky: founding father of biotechnology. 
  • Antoine lavoisier: discovery of oxidation. 
  • Gabriel Fahrenheit: invention of the modern mercury thermometer. 
  • Ibn al-Haytham: It was in the Middle Ages, in Arab-Muslim societies, that a new concept emerged: the light beam is independent of the human eye. The great Arab scholar in this field was Ibn al-Haytham, better known as Alhazen. He has been called the “father of optics”. He habitually confirmed his hypotheses through experimentation, making him a forerunner in the application of the scientific method.  
  • Katherine Johnson: She’s one of the scientists behind the equations describing the trajectory of an orbital space flight. Indispensable for bringing the first men to land on the moon back to Earth! 
  • Ada Lovelace: pioneer of computer science, known for having produced the first real computer program, while working on an ancestor of the computer: Charles Babbage’s analytical machine. 
  • Grace Hopper: computer scientist who led to the invention of the first compiler and the creation of the Cobol language. 
  • Claude Beck: pioneering cardiac surgeon, famous for innovating various cardiac surgery techniques and performing the first defibrillation in 1947. 
  • Hedy Lamarr: During the Second World War, she devised a device to help the Allies during naval battles. She imagined a system in which the torpedo’s transmitter and receiver would continually change radio frequencies to prevent hacking by the German army. She invented frequency hopping. Today, this device is at the origin of wifi and Bluetooth. 
  • Louis Braille: inventor of Braille, a universal writing system for the visually impaired 
  • René Laënnec: inventor of the first stethoscope. 
  • Granville T. Woods: This African-American inventor holds more than 50 patents! An engineer, he was instrumental in improving the railroad and communication between stations thanks to “Telegraphony”. He also invented the steam boiler furnace, the electric railroad, the automatic air brake, the telephone transmitter, the electromechanical brake, railway telegraphy, the induction telegraph system, the overhead control system for electric railroads, tunnel construction for electric railroads, the electrifying battery and the parabolic antenna!  
  • Buckminster Fuller: American architect, inventor, designer and futurist best known for his invention of the geodesic dome. Fuller also invented the Dymaxion car, a lightweight, aerodynamic and fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle. He also designed a number of other structures, including the Dymaxion House, a prefabricated house that was built in the 1930s. 
  • Elisabeth Magie: inventor of the world-famous board game Monopoly. 
  • Anthony Bajada: inventor of the can
  • Nicolas Appert: inventor of appertization, a method of preserving food by heat sterilization in hermetically sealed containers, more commonly known as canning. 
  • Eileen Gray: Irish designer and architect. She is best known for incorporating luxurious lacquer finishes on Art Deco furniture, then moving on to International Style tubular steel furniture in the 1920s. In the architectural field, she is famous for creating Villa E-1027 (1929) with Jean Badovici, a free interpretation of modernist architecture. 

Go Entrepreneurs with CNCPI – April, 4

Katia Pouilly, Head of the Contracts, Valuation & Data Department, will be present at the Go Entrepreneurs trade show on Thursday April 4 at Paris La Défense Aréna.  

This event gathers entrepreneurs and professionals for a unique opportunity to meet and share ideas and experiences.   

The program includes conferences, exhibitions and #networking to discover innovative business trends, listen to leading experts and exchange insights with the entrepreneurial community.  

Come and meet Katia at the CNCPI stand representing Industrial Property Attorneys.  

Their missions: Assist companies, associations, individuals (…) in the creation/structuring of their intellectual property rights, their protection, exploitation, protection and valorization. 

 More information on : Go Entrepreneurs 2024 – 3 et 4 avril – Paris La Défense Arena ( 

EPO Patent Index 2023

The latest data from the European Patent Office (EPO) for the year 2023 is now available, revealing some interesting trends in technological innovation.  

In 2023, three sectors stood out for their dynamism: digital communications, medical technologies and IT.   

The fastest-growing technology sectors were machinery and electricity, digital communications and biotechnology. 

This trend highlights the growing importance of innovation in key areas such as electricity generation and management, smart machines and biotechnological advances.  

At Regimbeau, we are proud to have a team of highly qualified specialists with expertise in all aspects of these quickly evolving sectors. Whether you are looking for patent protection, intellectual property advice or assistance in optimizing your patent portfolio, our team is ready to advise you.  

Contact us today to benefit from our expertise and personalized advice!  

For more information, please consult the full Patent Index 2023 report available on the EPO website:  

JUVE Patent – 2024 Rankings

Juve Patent, a reference platform specialized in the European patent market, has recently published its annual ranking of the best patent practitioners in Europe for 2024.  

This year, Regimbeau has once again been ranked among the top firms in France in the “Patent filing” category.   

Moreover, Stéphanie Massin Celaire and Emmanuelle Levy are named as “Recommended individuals” in the “Patent attorneys with technical specialty” category for their technical expertise in “Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology”. 

Regimbeau is also recommended in the following categories: 

  • Pharma and biotechnology 
  • Medical technology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Digital communication and computer technology 
  • Mechanics, process and mechanical engineering 

For more information : 

Trade show “Franchise Expo Paris 2024” – Monday, March 18

Katia Pouilly and Marion Jouy will be present at Franchise Expo Paris 2024 on Monday March 18, at Porte de Versailles in Paris.   

This event, organized by Infopro Digital and supported by the Fédération Française de la Franchise, attracts over 30,000 people interested in franchising each year, including employees, shopkeepers, investors and business creators. The show trade also brings over 600 French and international exhibitors together.   

Our experts will be available to meet you and exchange ideas.   

You can contact us if you have any questions on these subjects.  

More information on :  

Gender Equality Index 2024

Every year, companies with over 50 employees must have calculated and published their gender equality index.  

The Corporate Gender Equality Index is a major tool for assessing and promoting gender equity in the workplace.   

Stemming from the Professional Future Act of September 5, 2018, this index aims to raise awareness and improve parity within companies.  

This year, Regimbeau obtained a score of 74/100. This score encourages us to enhance our commitment by defining corrective measures in favor of professional equality between women and men. 

International Women’s Rights Day – March, 8  

To celebrate International Women’s Rights Day, we are proud to highlight Regimbeau’s team of female partners, who embody excellence and creativity in the field of intellectual property.  

Committed to diversity, Regimbeau has always favored an approach based on merit. It is one of the first French IP firms to have a majority of women on its board of directors. 

Regimbeau’s partners are not only leaders in their field, they are also inspiring role models for current and future generations.  

Regimbeau at Cobrandz – April 4 and 5, 2024  

Regimbeau will be present at the Cobrandz trade show on April 4 and 5, at the Grande Crypte in Paris.   

This B-to-B event, focused on brands, explores various themes such as cobranding, collaboration, copyright and licensing. It will be attended by over 1,000 brands, offering a platform for enriching exchanges through conferences, roundtables and stands.  

Martine Bloch-Weill, Managing Partner, and Marion Jouy, Intellectual Property lawyer, will be Regimbeau’s ambassadors at the event, ready to engage with participants.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a meeting at the tradeshow.  

More information on:  

EPI Webinar –  Webinar on patent litigation in France: specificities of national procedures and future prospects in the light of the UPC – March, 20

Regimbeau is thrilled to announce an EPI webinar led by Sylvain Thivillier, a seasoned expert in patent litigation, on March 20th, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

This webinar entitled “Webinar on patent litigation in France: specificities of national procedures and future prospects in the light of the UPC” will provide an opportunity to discover and explore the key aspects of patent litigation in France and the impact of the introduction of the UPC (Unified Patent Court).   

For more information:  epi | Webinar on Patent litigation in France: specifics for national proceedings and a future prospect in light of the UPC ( 

WTR1000 – Ranking 2024

We are proud to announce that Regimbeau has once again been ranked “Gold” by the World Trademark Review in its WTR 1000 ranking in France for 2024.   

Recognition of our ongoing commitment to excellence in intellectual property.    

According to the WTR1000, “Regimbeau prides itself on its ability to continuously find innovative solutions for its customers. The firm’s business-minded and strategic approach to trademark prosecution continues to win it new matters from global and local brands alike.”  

Congratulations to Isabelle Thill, Partner, who has also been individually nominated. According to WTR, ” She takes a tailored approach to her clientele, offering tactics finely attuned to their business needs. With 25 years in the industry, Thill has a keen sense of how to extract the most value out of companies’ intellectual assets.” 

We would like to sincerely thank our clients and partners for their support. We are also grateful to our teams, whose professionalism and expertise are key to our success. 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.   

A resolution of the UN General Assembly, adopted in 2015, made every February 11 the day to celebrate and recognize the contribution that women make to science.  

This day is an opportunity for Regimbeau to highlight the women of its teams whose mission is to accompany scientific innovation through intellectual property’s world. 

A team of almost 40 UPC Representatives covering all technical fields

All European patent attorneys of Regimbeau are now registered to act before the Unified Patent Court, forming a team of almost 40 UPC Representatives covering all technical fields.

Regimbeau’s patent attorneys have built up a strong litigation practice, leveraging the technical and legal expertise of the teams working on complex cases. This dual expertise is recognized and rewarded by the best national and international industrial property rankings.

In 2023, Regimbeau has established an alliance with Gide Loyrette Nouel, creating one of the most powerful European taskforce dedicated to your patent litigation, particularly before the central division of the UPC as well as before the various local or regional divisions thereof.

2023 Client Satisfaction Survey

We are pleased to present the results of our recent client satisfaction survey! 

91% of our clients are satisfied with our services 

93% of our clients are willing to entrust us with new cases 

These results are the outcome of a successful collaboration with our clients and the commitment of our teams.  

Thank you for your trust. 

They also reflect the values we have upheld for several years now:  

·     Fostering creativity in the solutions we provide for our clients 

·     Promoting the high level of skills of our teams  

·     Promoting collaboration both among our teams and with our clients.

·     Encouraging long-term relationships of trust with our clients 

 We are committed to maintaining this level of excellence and taking on new challenges together in 2024!

Happy holidays and happy new year 2024 !

The teams at Regimbeau wish you a very happy holiday season and a 2024 full of energy and exciting projects!   

In 2024, France is preparing to host the world’s biggest sporting event, and the whole country is immersed in the excitement of its preparations.

To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a special quiz to test your knowledge about Intellectual Property and Sport

On your marks, get set, go!

Gide and Regimbeau, two leading French patent litigation firms, join forces in creating a ground-breaking partnership, Gide x Regimbeau – Patent Litigation. 

With the increasing complexity of national proceedings and the entry into force of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) , Gide Loyrette Nouel and Regimbeau have decided to join forces and create one of the  largest European partnership for patent litigation between Lawyers and Patent Attorneys: Gide x Regimbeau – Patent Litigation. 

The two leading French firms, which have been working together for 30 years and share a wealth of experience in patent litigation, have thus created one of the strongest and most expert patent litigation team in Europe.  

Gide has one of the largest team of patent lawyers in France, recognised for their expertise and skills, particularly in multi-jurisdictional litigation.  

Regimbeau relies on highly specialised scientific experts in the most complex technical fields and on a recognised practice of patent litigation in France and internationally. 

The creation of the UPC, which will come into effect on 1st June 2023, marks a decisive step in the construction of a harmonised intellectual property system in Europe. In this context, France will be home to both the headquarters of the central division of the UPC’s Court of First Instance and its French local division in Paris. This new jurisdiction will require a perfect mastery of all the components of French and pan-European patent litigation, within very short deadlines. 

Thanks to their Parisian anchorage, at the heart of the UPC, the teams of the Gide x Regimbeau – Patent Litigation alliance will be able to coordinate all their offices and networks in France, Europe and internationally, wherever disputes may arise.  

The scope of this alliance is patent and know-how litigation, within the jurisdiction of a national court or the UPC. 

This multidisciplinary taskforce of some sixty professionals deals with all technical fields (from life sciences to new digital technologies, chemistry to mechanics and telecoms) and defends its clients in matters relating to patents, supplementary protection certificates and trade secrets before all French courts and, as of now, before the UPC. 

Thanks to this strategic alliance with Regimbeau, we have a major impact on the market and a global solution designed to respond to significant developments in the sector  so as to provide our clients with an even more sophisticated and efficient quality of service in the resolution of patent disputes”, says Frédéric Nouel, Senior Partner – Gide Loyrette Nouel.  

While all eyes are on the entry into force of the UPC, we are particularly confident in our ability to respond together to the new challenges of this jurisdiction. Our in-depth knowledge of the French legal system and of the new UPC procedures gives us a significant competitive advantage in supporting our clients through this change”, says Anne Boutaric, Partner – Regimbeau.  

Find out more : 

Regimbeau participates in Cobrandz – Paris

The Cobrandz is an event focused on content & brands: brand content, partnership, collab, cobranding, copyright & licensing.

Martine Bloch Weill and Marion Jouy, will attend the show on March 31 to participate in the rich and varied programme of conferences and round tables.

The Cobrandz will take place on 30 & 31 March 2023 at the Grande Crypte in Paris.

A special request? Send us your question directly!

Regimbeau strengthens its Digital team

Regimbeau is strengthening its team of engineers specialized in digital technologies to support its clients in this key sector of current innovations.

We welcome Sylvain Chaffraix, French & European Patent Attorney, software & artificial intelligence specialist, who has recently joined the Regimbeau Patents team.

Our team now consists of 7 experienced IP engineers with a strong expertise in the digital sector.

To protect emerging digital-related inventions, companies sometimes have to navigate a complex legal framework. When software and artificial intelligence are at stake, patent protection is essential, but it is not always a clear option because of patentability requirements. In such cases, it may be more efficient to use other forms of intellectual property, such as copyright or the protection of the company’s know-how through secrecy.

At Regimbeau, we offer technical and legal expertise to help you build a patent portfolio that aligns with your business strategy and objectives or to find the best way to effectively protect your competitive advantage.

We support you on all your innovations and key assets :

  •  Artificial Intelligence
  •  Code
  •  Standalone software
  •  Database
  •  Blockchain
  •  Internet of Things (IoT)
  •  Cloud Computing

A special request ? Send us your question directly !

Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: Regimbeau announces the second edition of its book dedicated to the landmark European initiative

Paris, 19 July 2023 – Regimbeau, a French and European intellectual property firm, announces the release of the second edition of its book providing economic stakeholders with an insight into the strategic opportunities offered by the European patent with unitary effect and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

The patent system in Europe is undergoing profound changes following the entry into force on June 1, 2023 of the agreements establishing the European patent with unitary effect and the UPC. Therefore, a select group of Regimbeau’s European Patent Attorneys have examined the diverse legal framework of the future unitary patents and the UPC, of which the Central Division will be located in Paris. This second edition takes into account all the recent developments of the initiative since the ratification of the provisional application protocol (PAP) in January 2022.

“The implementation of the Unified Patent Court will radically reshape patent filing and litigation strategy in Europe. This is the most significant change in the intellectual property sector in decades. Companies will be able to protect their inventions in the main EU countries through a centralized procedure while realizing substantial savings,” explains Stéphanie Massin Celaire, a partner at Regimbeau.

The book is entitled Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: Europe Adopts New Tools to Promote Innovation and explores the following key topics:

  • Procedure before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • Conditions of validity and grounds for invalidity before the UPC
  • Patent protection and acts of infringement
  • Languages of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
  • Evidence
  • Supplementary protection certificates
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Representation before the UPC
  • General rules of procedure
  • Impact on license agreements
  • Jurisdiction of the UPC and of the national courts and the applicable law
  • The Unitary Patent

After releasing a French edition in March 2023, Regimbeau now announces the release of its English edition. This edition is now available in digital and physical format.

Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court:

Europe Adopts New Tools to Promote Innovation

Second Edition

Format : 6×9″
Number of pages : 456 pages
Price of the book : 49.90 euros
ISBN : ISBN 978-2-9559604-4-8

About Regimbeau:

Regimbeau, a French & European IP law firm, has been assisting companies and private and public project developers to protect, enhance and defend their innovations (patents, trademarks, designs) for more than 90 years. Sixteen partners head a team of more than 200 people whose skills are put into practice in every strategic aspect of Intellectual Property – business intelligence and information search, license agreements, IP portfolio audits, partnership negotiations, acquisition of industrial property rights, litigation. Thanks to its wide-ranging expertise, Regimbeau (present in Paris, Munich, Lyon, Rennes, Grenoble, Montpellier and Toulouse) can meet its clients’ needs for international strategic consulting while preserving personalized relations of the highest quality.

Media contacts:

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T: +33 1 44 29 35 00

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Professional Equality Index between women and men, Regimbeau’s score

Each year, in France, companies with more than 50 employees are required to calculate and publish their professional gender equality index.

The Professional Women-Men Equality Index is a tool made available to companies by the French Ministry in charge of Labour, intended to help them in the approach towards achieving professional equality between women and men.

This year, Regimbeau obtained a score of 80/100. This score encourages us to continue our work by defining a progression plan in favor of professional equality between women and men. Parity is our priority.

Unitary Patent: monitor your environment and anticipate the future

3, 2, 1, Go!

The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will come into effect on June 1, 2023. Since March 1, 2023, the “Sunrise Period” already allows to act on European patents and European patent applications, especially to derogate from the exclusive competence of the UPC by filing an “opt-out”.

New system, new reflexes!

To this end, Regimbeau’s IP Intelligence Department can help you to:

Monitor your competitors

How will your competitors make use of the Sunrise Period? How will they orient their portfolio? Thanks to an active monitoring, you can detect their strategy.

Monitor patents by technical field

Depending on the technical fields, will we see different ways of using this new system?

Monitor specific patents

You have detected one or more titles that especially interest you. Monitor a potential opt-out filing during the Sunrise Period or during the transitional period.

Monitor your patent portfolio

Make sure that third parties do not file an opt-out on your own patents and react quickly if you identify an opt-out filed without your consent.

The IP Intelligence Department, made up of a multidisciplinary team of dedicated engineers, remains at your disposal to alert you regarding new data put online.

A tailor-made monitoring will be proposed to you to maintain your competitive advantage and anticipate the future.

For a personalized price offer, please contact us!

Unitary patent : Regimbeau presents Sim’Up, a free online budget simulation tool

Paris, 24 October 2016 – Regimbeau, European and French Patent Attorneys, presents SIM UP, its new free, online budget simulation tool, enabling you to compare the post-deliverance costs (including validations and annuity payments) for European Patents in view of the forthcoming Unitary Patent system. The holder of a European Patent will be able to assess, in terms of cost, if there is an interest or not in choosing the unitary effect for countries habitually protected, or whether it is preferable to opt for the classic national validations.

The patent system in Europe is expected to undergo significant changes with the envisaged entry into force of the agreement for the creation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent system (UP).

Even if the BREXIT vote is likely to delay the initial timetable, optimists believe that the agreement enabling the Unified Patent Court to be requested – and thus the unitary effect for a European patent – could enter into force in 2017.

“National Validations” vs “Unitary Patent”

SIM’UP, is a tool for scenario simulations and decision making, that is accessible to all free of charge. Developed by REGIMBEAU it allows businesses to produce their own budget simulations and compare the post-grant costs of their European Patents with or without unitary effect.

SIM’UP carries out simulations that take into account all costs related to the validation of a European Patent and the payment of annual fees (official taxes, translation costs, professional fees, disbursements).

Furthermore, the tool comprises a number of options enabling you to customize your simulations. Making it possible to set the variable costs related to European Patent post-grant operations. To account for the BREXIT vote, there is an option allowing you to compare the costs depending on whether or not the United Kingdom will participate in the Unitary Patent system.

Discover the tool:

Regimbeau : Management team boosted by 4 new partners

Paris, 21 May 2013 – Martine Bloch-Weill, Isabelle Thill, Barbara Casadewall and Marie Audren, IP Attorney’s at Regimbeau, are made Partners.

This decision is a further step in REGIMBEAU’s evolution. It marks our commitment to promote our development and reinforces our position among the key players in Intellectual Property within France and Europe”, announced Francis Ahner, Partner.

The appointment of these 4 new Partners illustrates the recognition of their Intellectual Property experience and expertise within their respective fields.

Martine BLOCH-WEILL, 49, Partner, Trademarks & Designs Department, has over 25 years’ experience as a French and European Trademark & Design Attorney. She joined REGIMBEAU in 2000. A former legal counsel specialised in Intellectual Property, Martine holds a Master’s of Law degree and a Postgraduate degree in Agreements and Industrial Property.
Highly involved in the training of future IP professionals, she is a teaching consultant in the preparation for the French Industrial Property qualification exam (Trademarks and Designs) and is a lecturer at the Ecole Centrale in Lille.

Isabelle THILL, 46, Partner, Trademarks & Designs Department, has over 15 years’ experience as a French and European Trademark and Design Attorney. She joined REGIMBEAU in 1997.
A specialised Intellectual Property attorney, Isabelle holds a Master’s of Business Law degree and a Postgraduate degree in Industrial Property, as well as the Bar Practising Certificate (CAPA). Managing global portfolios, she has developed an expertise in the filing and defence strategies for trademarks and domain names in the fields of pharmacy, sport and entertainment.
She is a lecturer at the INPI, the Pharmacy Faculty in Montpellier and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

Barbara CASADEWALL, 39, Partner, Life Sciences & Chemistry Department, started her career in industrial Property at REGIMBEAU in 2001. She holds both a Ph.D. in Microbiology and a Biotechnology Engineering Degree from the l’Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse.
Barbara is a French and European Patent Attorney as well as a graduate from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI).

Marie AUDREN, 35, Partner, IT, Mechanics & Physics Department, started her career in Industrial Property at REGIMBEAU in 2000. Marie is an Engineering Graduate from the Ecole Centrale in Lille. She is a French and European Patent Attorney as well as a graduate from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI).
Marie is a lecturer for the international CEIPI seminar helping candidates prepare for the European Qualifying Examination.

Regimbeau’s management team now consists of:

  • Life Sciences & Chemistry Department: Francis AHNER, Franck TETAZ, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT and Barbara CASADEWALL
  • IT, Mechanics & Physics Department: Christian TEXIER, Jean-Robert CALLON DE LAMARCK, Jérôme COLLIN and Marie AUDREN
  • Trademarks & Designs Department: Evelyne ROUX, Martine BLOCH-WEILL and Isabelle THILL
  • Contracts & IP Valuation Department : Marc LEVIEILS

Mabdesign and Regimbeau announce strategic partnership

MABDESIGN, the organization for the French therapeutic antibody and immunotherapy industrial sector, with more than 140 members, has signed a partnership agreement with REGIMBEAU, an intellectual property law firm. This new agreement, in line with MABDESIGN’s strategy to expand its range of business support services, will allow the organization to propose a one-stop-shop offer across all intellectual property domains as applied to biopharmaceuticals.

Through this partnership, the different national actors in the immunotherapy sector (academic teams, start-ups, businesses ranging from VSEs/SMEs to large industrial groups, product developers and innovative-service providers) can benefit from these essential support services to better position their innovation(s) in an increasingly competitive environment. This customized support will cover all aspects relating to industrial and intellectual property: competitive analysis, patent landscape, patentability and freedom-to-operate studies, patent drafting, filing, prosecution and management up through patent granting, defence of granted patents and litigation.

“The alliance between MABDESIGN and REGIMBEAU provides the sector with a full-fledged business intelligence unit dedicated entirely to immunotherapy. This unique competence will contribute to fostering the emergence of start-ups from academic research teams and ensure optimum economic value creation for all players in the industry,” emphasizes Nicolas GROUX, Chief Operating Officer at MABDESIGN. “REGIMBEAU’s proven expertise in immunotherapy naturally makes it a partner of choice,” he further adds.

REGIMBEAU, which has been assisting businesses and project leaders in both the public and private sectors in protecting, developing, defending and strengthening their innovations and creations for over 85 years, also welcomes this new partnership. “This agreement provides the attorneys in REGIMBEAU’s Life Sciences Division with a great opportunity to offer their technical and legal expertise to players in the immunotherapy sector. REGIMBEAU aims to support, through its high-quality services, all current and future members of the MABDESIGN organization,” explains Barbara CASADEWALL, French and European patent attorney and partner at REGIMBEAU.

Furthermore, REGIMBEAU will be intervening, throughout the year, in several training sessions and events organized by MABDESIGN including the 7th Antibody Industrial Symposium from June 24th to 25th in Tours and the Immunotherapy Master Classes from July 11th to 12th in Bordeaux.


MABDESIGN is a French membership organization in the field of immunotherapy. Created in 2014 MABDESIGN is managed by four competitivity clusters (Atlanpole Biotherapies, Eurobiomed, Lyonbiopole, Medicen) and three pharmaceutical companies (LFB, Pierre Fabre and Sanofi), and one biotech (DBV Technologies). MABDESIGN aims to structure, federate, mobilize and support the development of the immunotherapy industrial sector, fostering exchange, stimulating innovation, and promoting immunotherapy development and bioproduction in France.

To accomplish its missions, MABDESIGN has implemented several actions:

  • creation of a national on-line directory of immunotherapy stakeholders;
  • organization of national and international scientific events;
  • drafting and publishing synthesis papers on strategic topics for the industrial sector, developing and providing specialized continued training programs adapted to the changing competencies required to maintain competitiveness of industrial players;
  • providing support for economic development of the sector through specially adapted services for businesses in order to optimize their marketing position, improve market knowledge, maximize protection and valorisation of their innovations, and ultimately enter new international markets with business development support.

In addition, to promote biomedicine development and production in France, MABDESIGN is involved in various actions initiated and supported by the State in the field of bioproduction.

Operational since September 2015, MABDESIGN has over 140 members, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, service providers, training organizations, and equipment suppliers at the cutting edge of technology.

Regimbeau continues to expand with the appointment of 4 new partners

Paris, 6 March 2014 – Anne Bogard Boutaric, Stéphanie Massin Celaire, Emmanuelle Levy and Olivier Prats, IP Attorneys at Regimbeau, became Partners.

“As Regimbeau continues to evolve and reinforce its position as a major player in Intellectual Property, the nomination of these 4 new Partners illustrates our willingness to assert our presence in Rhône-Alpes Region (with the appointment of Anne Bogard Boutaric and Olivier Prats in Lyon) and to strengthen the management team of our Chemistry Department (with the appointment of Stéphanie Massin Celaire and Emmanuelle Levy in Paris).”, said Francis Ahner, Partner.

Anne Bogard Boutaric, 36, Partner – Life Sciences & Chemistry Department, Lyon – began her Intellectual Property career at Regimbeau in 2002. Anne has a Master’s in Chemical Engineer from the Lyon Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique et Electronique, is a graduate of the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (distinction in “patents”) and is a French and European Patent Attorney.
She has a vast experience in European oral proceedings and infringement litigation in France and Europe.
In particular she intervenes for large pharmaceutical firms and has developed an expertise in the field of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC).

Stephanie Massin Celaire, 38, Partner – Life Sciences & Chemistry Department, Paris – after 3 years’ experience in academic research and more than 11 years’ experience in Industrial Property, she joined Regimbeau in 2008.
A French and European Patent Attorney and a graduate of the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (distinction in “patents”), Stephanie has a Master’s in engineering from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, an MSc in Biochemistry from the Institut Gustave Roussy and a Master in Business Law.
She has a vast experience in European oral proceedings and infringement litigation in France, especially in the pharmaceutical and agribusiness fields.
She is a member of the board at the CNCPI and a lecturer at the ESIEE and AgroParisTech.

Emmanuelle Levy, 40, Partner – Life Sciences & Chemistry Department, Paris –began her Intellectual Property career at Regimbeau in 2000.
A French and European Patent Attorney and a graduate of the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (distinction in “patents”), Emmanuelle has a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the Lyon Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique et Electronique and had an MSc in Industrial Property.
Emmanuelle is a specialist in United States Patent Law and provides her advisory expertise to many fields including cosmetology, dietary supplements, organic chemistry and environment.
She is a lecturer at the INPI.

Olivier Prats, 44, Partner – Trademarks and Designs Department, Lyon – began his Intellectual Property career in 1997 before joining Regimbeau in 1999.
A French and European Trademark and Design Attorney and a graduate of the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (distinction in “trademarks & designs”), Olivier has an MSc in Business Law.
Olivier is in charge of Global Portfolios for which he manages the constitution, management and defence. He has developed his expertise in numerous fields including bank insurance, aviation, publishing, medical devices, wines and spirits and toys.
He is a university lecturer for several graduate courses in Intellectual Property.

The leadership team of Regimbeau now consists of:

  • Life Sciences & Chemistry Department: Francis AHNER, Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Barbara CASADEWALL, Anne BOGARD BOUTARIC, Stephanie CELAIRE, and Emmanuelle LEVY
  • IT, Mechanics, Physics Department: Christian TEXIER, Jean-Robert CALLON De LAMARCK, Jerome COLLIN and Marie AUDREN
  • Trademarks & Designs Department: Evelyne ROUX, Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Isabelle THILL and Olivier PRATS
  • Contracts & IP Valuation Department: Marc LEVIEILS

Regimbeau Munich: Arrival of Masahiro Tahara

Munich, 11 April 2017 Established in Munich since 2012, Regimbeau is pleased to announce the arrival of Masahiro Tahara.

A qualified Japanese Patent Attorney, Masahiro Tahara gained several years’ experience in IP law firms and in a manufacturing company in Japan. Specializing in Mechanical Engineering, he started his IP career in 2004 after earning a Bachelor’s degree from Yokohama National University.

Regimbeau is widely recognized as a leading firm at the European level, having a vast and successful experience in representing European and non-European applicants for all proceedings before the EPO. Masahiro will strengthen our Munich Office, which has a dedicated team and procedures relating to European/Euro-PCT patent applications from foreign clients.

Historically based in Paris, Regimbeau, an Intellectual Property leader, is present in Montpellier, Lyon, Grenoble, Toulouse, Rennes and Caen.

Regimbeau Montpellier: Arrival of Armelle Leonard

Montpellier, 1 September 2016 Established in Montpellier since 2010, REGIMBEAU has the pleasure to announce the arrival of Armelle LEONARD, European and French Patent Attorney.

Armelle LEONARD, a pharmacology and biotechnology engineer, has acquired fifteen years’ experience as an industry based Patent Attorney (for start-ups and multinationals), enhanced by two years as the Legal and Intellectual Property Director of the Technology Transfer Acceleration Company for the former Languedoc-Roussillon region.

REGIMBEAU’s expertise is founded on a thorough understanding of their client’s activity, within their environment, to fulfil their individual requirements.

In this, Armelle LEONARD, who also has a good knowledge of the local industrial activity and public research, will be a privileged interlocutor for public companies and organisations in the Life Sciences field, both for the acquisition of rights and the management of patent portfolios, whether in the defence of rights and for asset valuation.

Historically based in Paris, REGIMBEAU, an Intellectual Property leader, is present in Montpellier, Lyon, Grenoble, Toulouse, Rennes and Caen.

Since 2012, REGIMBEAU is also present in Munich in order to be at the heart of European patent bodies.

Regimbeau strengthens its presence in europe

Paris, Munich, 10 September 2012 – Building on its European Patent experience, REGIMBEAU, a French Intellectual Property law firm, is strengthening its presence in Europe by opening a permanent office in Munich from September 2012, implementing a specific organisation and dedicated resources to the treatment of European Patents for its foreign clients.

“This new organisation pools REGIMBEAU’s skills and resources in the specific processes relating to European patents. It benefits from our years of practice in advising and representing clients before the European Patent Office (EPO), including our extensive experience in opposition proceedings. All the while, specializing and adapting to the needs and particular constraints of our foreign clients” proclaimed Frank TETAZ – former examiner at the EPO – and Jérôme COLLIN, both European Patent Attorneys and Partners at REGIMBEAU.

The Munich office will be the bridgehead of this organisation dedicated to European procedures, and furthermore, can depend on the expertise of some 30 qualified European Patent Attorneys that make up REGIMBEAU, to advise and represent clients before the EPO.

Sylvain THIVILLER, French and European Patent Attorney, will be in charge of the Munich office. Sylvain will seek to implement the expertise that he has acquired during 8 years at REGIMBEAU, in the Paris then Lyon offices, founded on a high level of technicality and with a comprehensive global approach to the industrial and financial challenges of our clients.

“With the geographic proximity to the EPO and the future European Court of Patents (also present in London and Paris), our aim is optimal reactivity and a harmonisation and fluidity of exchanges within the framework of European examination proceedings, opposition and litigation. The installation of a dedicated organisation will allow us to provide a service specifically fitted to the needs of our foreign clients” declares Sylvain THIVILLIER.

The establishment in Munich places REGIMBEAU at the heart of the European Patent Authorities and indicates its willingness to become a key European player in a context where the number of European patent applications is constantly increasing.

Emmanuel Potdevin becomes partner at Regimbeau

Paris, 17 January, 2022 – Emmanuel Potdevin joins Regimbeau’s team of Partners.

This new appointment will strengthen the management team of the IT, Mechanics and Physics Department. It demonstrates the recognition of Emmanuel’s high level of expertise and commitment. It is also aligned with our aim to consolidate our positioning as a key actor in intellectual property in Europe and as a strategic partner for innovative companies,” stated Jean-Robert Callon de Larmack, Managing Partner of Regimbeau. 

Emmanuel Potdevin is a graduate from IDN (Institut Industriel du Nord – now Ecole Centrale de Lille) and has 29 years of experience in various law firms. He advises a wide range of clients (SMEs, universities, major industrial players) on all aspects of intellectual property.

He has extensive experience in litigation and is frequently involved in oppositions before the EPO. He has been involved in numerous licensing and technology transfer discussions. He has also recently broadened his practice by becoming a mediator in order to develop mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method.

He is actively involved as a tutor for candidates to the European Qualifying Examination, teaches at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and is in charge of various professional training courses.

He is also a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI).

Regimbeau’s management team is now composed of:

  • Life Sciences & Chemistry Department: Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Barbara CASADEWALL, Anne BOGARD BOUTARIC, Stéphanie CELAIRE and Emmanuelle LEVY
  • IT, Mechanics and Physics Department:  Jean-Robert CALLON DE LAMARCK, Jérôme COLLIN, Marie AUDREN, Sylvain THIVILLIER and Emmanuel POTDEVIN
  • Trademarks and Designs Department: Evelyne ROUX, Martine BLOCHWEILL, Isabelle THILL and Olivier PRATS
  • Contracts & Valorization Department: Marc LEVIEILS

Thomas Moisand, Senior Patent Attorney, joins Regimbeau

Paris, March 18, 2021 – Regimbeau, a major actor in the field of Industrial Property, is pleased to announce the arrival of Thomas Moisand in its Paris office as part of the development of its ITC, Mechanics and Physics Department.

The appointment of Thomas Moisand, as Senior Associate, is in line with the development strategy of Regimbeau’s ITC, Mechanics, and Physics Department.

As a French and European patent attorney, having practiced for several years in another law firm where he headed the Electronics and Physics-Chemistry department, Thomas Moisand joins an experienced team of professionals with whom he has already worked for many years.

On behalf of all of Regimbeau’s associates and partners, I would like to welcome Thomas Moisand. Thomas is well-acquainted with Regimbeau’s culture, having previously spent more than ten years with us. He is a proven professional whose expertise is recognised and whose experience coincides perfectly with our development objectives, particularly in the innovative sectors of telecommunications, electronics, and software innovations in data science and artificial intelligence. We are delighted to welcome him back at a key moment in Regimbeau’s history, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year with the aim of consolidating its position as a major player in industrial property in Europe.” states Jean-Robert Callon de Lamarck, Managing Partner at Regimbeau.

A graduate of SUPELEC (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité), Thomas also holds a Master of Science in Digital Systems Engineering (Heriott-Watt University), a postgraduate degree in Technology and Innovation Management (Paris Dauphine) and the “Patent Litigation in Europe” University Diploma delivered by CEIPI. He has been recognised as a “Patent Star” in the Managing Intellectual Property ranking in 2020/2021. With nearly 20 years of experience, Thomas Moisand is used to advising a wide variety of clients (start-ups, SMEs, public research institutes, major industrial players), particularly in the telecommunications, digital, microelectronics and energy sectors.

He assists these clients in defining and implementing their industrial property strategy, for the protection as well as for the evaluation, exploitation or defense of their immaterial assets.

Sylvain Thivillier, becomes Partner at Regimbeau French and European IP Law Firm

Munich, January 8, 2018 – Sylvain Thivillier, 37, Head of the Munich Office, joins Regimbeau’s team of Partners. 

“This appointment demonstrates a recognition of the expertise and involvement of Sylvain, with whom we have been collaborating for many years, and who we have the pleasure to welcome within Regimbeau’s management team. 

It also enters into our continual commitment to strengthen Regimbeau’s position among the leading players in the intellectual property field both in France and Europe,” says Regimbeau’s Executive Committee.

Sylvain THIVILLIER began his career in the intellectual property field in 2004 at REGIMBEAU. After having spent 2 years in the Paris Office and 6 in the Lyon Office, Sylvain opened REGIMBEAU’s Munich Office in 2012, which he has been in charge of ever since.

Holder of a Master’s degree in Science and Engineering from the engineering school Mines Saint-EtienneSylvain Thivillier also graduated from CEIPI (Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies), in both “Patents” and “Trademarks & Designs”. Involved in professional training, he regularly gives presentations on European Patent Law at international conferences and is a lecturer at the Regimbeau IP Academy seminar “European Patents and Designs: The essentials”.

Both a European and French Patent Attorney, Sylvain advises his clients on all patent related issues, including, in particular, the acquisition and enforcement of rights. He has acquired an extensive expertise in European law, dealing with numerous oral proceedings and opposition cases before the European Patent Office.

Regimbeau’s management team is now composed of: 

  • Life Sciences & Chemistry Department: Frédérique FAIVRE PETIT, Barbara CASADEWALL, Anne BOGARD BOUTARIC, Stéphanie CELAIRE and Emmanuelle LEVY
  • IT, Mechanics and Physics Department: Christian TEXIER, Jean-Robert CALLON DE LAMARCK, Jérôme COLLIN, Marie AUDREN and Sylvain THIVILLIER
  • Trademarks and Designs Department: Evelyne ROUX, Martine BLOCH-WEILL, Isabelle THILL and Olivier PRATS
  • Contracts & Valorization Department: Marc LEVIEILS

Regimbeau’s grenoble office is expanding!

Grenoble, November 23, 2018 – Established in Grenoble since 2010, REGIMBEAU is pleased to announce the arrival of Aurélia VAVASSEUR, Patent Engineer, and Esther DUPAIN, Trademark Attorney.

The expertise of REGIMBEAU is based on a thorough knowledge of the activity of the clients it accompanies, in their own environment.

In order to respond to the evolution of these needs, Aurélia VAVASSEUR and Esther DUPAIN have joined the Grenoble office.

Aurélia VAVASSEUR began her career in Industrial Property at REGIMBEAU in 2015, after a post-doctorate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of California Irvine.

An INRA graduate in Agribusiness and Biochemical Engineering and Doctor in Cellular Biology, Aurélia is also a CEIPI graduate (distinction in patents).

She is particularly involved in the following scientific and technical fields: Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Epigenetics and RNA Regulation, Biochemistry, Microbiology.

Esther DUPAIN, French & European Trademark and Design Attorney, began her career in Industrial Property in 2004.

After several experiences in Patent Law firms abroad (Thailand and Australia), she joined REGIMBEAU in 2007.

With a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property and an LLM in International Legal Practice and Intellectual Property – of Bond University (Australia), Esther is responsible for trademarks, designs, domain names and copyright law activities. She has also developed specific expertise in infringement.

For Frédérique DURIEUX, Head of the Grenoble office, the arrival of these two collaborators is an opportunity for the agency to broaden its range of activities: “We are very happy to consolidate our expertise at the local level, thanks to Esther’s skills in trademark law and Aurélia’s in Life Sciences on the patent side.”

The Grenoble office now has 6 employees.

Historically based in Paris, REGIMBEAU, leader in intellectual property, is also present in Montpellier, Lyon, Grenoble, Toulouse, Rennes, Caen and Munich.

The french standard (nf x50-276) to facilitate the electronic exchange of data relating to intellectual property rights has just been released

Paris, 03 February 2018 – Under the guidance of AFNOR’s authority and in the framework of the Innovation Management Commission1, the Working Group CN INNOV GT5 (moderating by Marc LEVIEILS) has published a French Standard (NF X50-276) to facilitate the electronic exchange of data relating to intellectual property rights.

This standard is intended for use by all actors wishing to harmonize the exchange of Intellectual Property (IP) data: IP Offices, rights holders, IP Attorneys and service providers. The aim is to simplify the transfer of asset portfolios and the regular synchronization of data for the management of these files. This standard organizes the exchange of administrative and financial data, including documents relating to IP rights.

Following our drafting work, I am pleased to inform you that this standard, presented in two parts, is now published (both documents are available only in French):

1 Innovation Management Commission (AFNOR CN INNOV): 

Unitary patent and the unified patent court: regimbeau has released the 1st publication dedicated to this flagship european project

Paris, 9 January 2017 – REGIMBEAU, European and French IP Attorneys, announce the publication of a work dedicated to one of the major European projects: the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Following the announcement by the British Government ratifying the UPC Agreement, the Unitary Patent and the UPC should enter into force shortly.

In this context a number of REGIMBEAU’s European and French Patent Attorney have examined the various legal rules which will govern the future Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court, whose Central Division headquarters will be based in Paris.

“We had to scrutinize all the regulatory and legislative texts with the aim of producing an organized analysis of the different issues we will all be facing tomorrow” explains Francis AHNER, Partner at REGIMBEAU.

The book, entitled: “Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: Europe adopts new tools to promote innovation” provides an insight for European economic players on the strategic elements which constitute the Unitary Patent and the UPC:

  • Procedure and representation before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • Validity conditions and grounds for invalidity before the UPC
  • Protection provided by the Patent and acts of infringement
  • Languages of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • Evidence for infringement
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Impact on license agreements

“The Unitary Patent presents a double advantage. Meaning businesses will be able to protect their inventions in the major European Union states through a centralized procedure all whilst achieving substantial savings.” explains Stéphanie CELAIRE, Partner at REGIMBEAU.

Regimbeau is strengthening its presence in the western region of france

Since it was established in Rennes in 1980, the Regimbeau firm has made its mark as a major economic and innovative force in the western region of France. It is now forming a dedicated legal department, testament to the extent of its growth over the intervening period.

Caroline Huguet, aged 27, an Intellectual Property lawyer, will handle matters relating to trademark and design law, domain names and copyright, as well as monitoring developments in competition law.

Caroline has a master’s degree in law, a post-graduate diploma (DESS) in business law, specialising in the law of Information and Communication Techniques.

Caroline will have the support of the infrastructure and resources of Regimbeau’s Legal Department in Paris.

Jean-Yves Branger, the head of the Rennes office, commented: “Regimbeau Ouest is taking a significant step forward. We take great pride in assisting businesses and public bodies in what is one of the most attractive regions of France from the point of view of innovation. Our policy of providing a local service and our representation at all levels of innovation and its exploitation enables us to offer a consistent approach to intellectual property advice, both as regards the technical/legal aspects with patents and their origins with trademarks.”

Cabinet regimbeau opens a new permanent office in the rhône-alpes region: frédérique durieux has been appointed manager of the grenoble office

Grenoble, 3 November 2010 – Frédérique Durieux, 37, Industrial Property lawyer, will be heading Cabinet Regimbeau’s Grenoble office.

For Franck Tetaz, Partner and Director of the Lyon office, who has been coordinating the opening of a permanent base in the Rhône-Alpes region – the firm has been holding weekly consultations in Grenoble since 2007: “the vitality of the public and private sector companies and organizations in Grenoble and its area (Savoie and Haute-Savoie), whose development we have supported in France and abroad, has prompted us to open a permanent office in Grenoble, to be managed by Frédérique Durieux”.

Regimbeau’s expertise draws on its in-depth knowledge of the activity of its clients, in their environment. As an IP lawyer and EP Attorney before the European Patent Office (EPO), Frédérique Durieux is an ideal contact for public and private sector companies and organizations. She acquired her expertise with Cabinet Regimbeau, working with local companies in the fields of electronics (semi-conductors, components, and optics), electricity, materials and processing of materials, and medical devices. She holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

At a time when the knowledge economy is tending to organize along regional lines, the opening of this new office will supplement Regimbeau’s offer of advisory services adapted to the local industrial and academic fabric. Frédérique and the Grenoble office will enable Regimbeau to adapt its services to local needs, while enjoying the support of the firm’s global network of expertise. Historically based in Paris, Regimbeau, one of the largest French and European industrial property groups, is now also present in Grenoble, Lyon, Rennes and Montpellier.

Frédérique Faivre Petit, new Partner at Regimbeau

Paris, January 20 , 2009 – Frédérique Faivre Petit, a well known specialist in the field of life sciences / chemistry « is a performant professional with whom we have shared many years of work experience, and we are pleased to welcome her in Regimbeau’s managing team » says Jacques Warcoin, Partner.

As a biologist, graduate of the CEIPI, Frédérique Faivre Petit is a French Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney before the EPO (European Patent Office). Frédérique also holds a master’s degree in Law (« Legal Procedure and Criminal Sciences »).

Frédérique started her carreer in Industrial Property in 1990. A 16-year practice in IP firms gave her the chance to develop a large experience in patent litigation, in France and in the European Patent Office, representing French and foreign clients. In particular, she has a vast experience of oral proceedings in the European Patent Office in the context of opposition and appeal proceedings spanning the fields of biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals.

Frédérique has joined Regimbeau’s Board of Partners after having enriched her profesionnal expertise as the head of patent litigations for Europe in a large pharma Group, where she spent these last two years. This experience gives her a deep knowledge of the various European legal systems.

Regimbeau in Munich – 5 years already!

We are very happy to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Munich office.

The opening of this office in 2012 was a way for REGIMBEAU to strengthen our European footprint, which has continued to be reinforced ever since.

Not only has REGIMBEAU set up a dedicated team with resources for representation of foreign applicants before the European Patent Office, we have also worked to be prepared for the upcoming Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court.

Regimbeau continues its development with the appointment of two new partners 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Frédérique Durieux and Anne Seibel as new partners of Regimbeau.

Their respective backgrounds lead them to take a new step at Regimbeau, thus strengthening the dynamics of the firm’s management and particularly of the IT-Mechanics-Physics department.

We are very pleased to welcome Anne and Frédérique to the Regimbeau management team. They will put their business expertise and their know-how at the service of Regimbeau’s development and its continued improvement. They will contribute to the embodiment of Regimbeau’s values (competence, trust, creativity, collaboration) in order to maintain its position as a leader in the French and European Intellectual Property markets,” says Jean-Robert Callon de Lamarck, Managing Partner of Regimbeau.

Frédérique Durieux, Partner

Frédérique Durieux, 49, partner, IT-Mechanical-Physical Department, Grenoble, started her career in intellectual property in 2006.

Frédérique is a French & European Patent Attorney. She is a graduate of the engineering school at Ecole Centrale de Lyon and of the Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (distinction in patents) where she has also earned a European Patent Litigation Certificate.

Prior to joining Regimbeau in 2006, she worked for eight years as a prototype manager and then as a benchmarking manager for an automotive equipment manufacturer.

As the Head of the Grenoble office, Frédérique has developed a significant expertise in mechanics, robotics and materials. In particular, she has a strong practice in the medtech sector and the field of semiconductor materials.

Anne Seibel, Partner

Anne Seibel, 38, Partner, IT-Mechanics-Physics Department, Paris, started her career in intellectual property in 2006.

Anne is a French & European Patent Attorney. She is a graduate of Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and from the Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (distinctions in patents and in trademarks, designs & models).

With an experience in an IP firm in Taiwan, she assists her clients in all issues related to IP in order to support them in the development, management and defence of their portfolio. Anne has developed a particular expertise in opposition and appeal before the EPO.

She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Managing Intellectual Property for five consecutive years.

Regimbeau’s management team is now composed of :

  • Life Sciences & Chemistry Department: Frédérique Faivre Petit, Barbara Casadewall, Anne Bogard Boutaric, Stéphanie Massin Celaire and Emmanuelle Levy

  • IT-Mechanics-Physics Department: Jean-Robert Callon de Lamarck, Jérôme Collin, Marie Audren, Sylvain Thivillier, Emmanuel Potdevin, Anne Seibel, and Frédérique Durieux

  • Trademarks and Designs Department: Evelyne Roux, Isabelle Thill, Martine Bloch-Weill and Olivier Prats

  • Contracts, Valuation & Data Department: Martine Bloch-Weill and Marc Levieils

Best wishes for 2023

The teams at Regimbeau wish you a very happy holiday season and a successful year 2023!

We are more than happy to wish all our clients and foreign associates a wonderful year filled with joy and fulfillment! We are thankful for your constant support and enthusiasm and look forward to continuing our collaboration!

May all your greatest ambitions and ideas be achieved!

Regimbeau, a leading intellectual property law firm, rebrands its corporate identity

Regimbeau is launching its new website along with a fresh new look to its corporate brand which combines novelty and modernity.

New logo and virtual identity 

“As Regimbeau turns 90, we felt it was time to rethink our logo and our virtual image. As a result of this work, Regimbeau now has a clear identity that is a reflection of who we are today and what we are set to achieve in the future,” said Jean-Robert Callon de Lamarck, Managing Partner.

New website

“For the redesign of our website, our aim was to create an attractive and unique site with easy access to information. In addition to offering smoother navigation, we have designed the content of the site to address the needs expressed by our clients in relation to their business sector or their intellectual property challenges,” explains Olivier Prats, partner.

All the teams of Regimbeau hope that you will appreciate this new interface, and wish you a good experience with the site!

Opposition proceedings before the EPO: 2021 Overview

Regimbeau’s teams were very active in oppositions and are pleased to present the results of the oppositions in 2021.