The Unified Patent Court* confirmed the appointment of 85 judges to take up their duties as of the entry into force of the UPC Agreement.

Patrice Vidon will join the technically qualified judges for Mechanical Engineering cases.

Complete list of appointed judges and detail can be found here:

*The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is a court common to the Contracting Member States and thus part of their judicial system. A Contracting Member State is an EU Member State having ratified the UPC Agreement.

In a press release dated February 22, 2021, the European Patent Office indicates several changes made to Rules 19 and 143 EPC relating to the designation of inventors, taking into account the requirements of the GDPR and simplifying processing.

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During a webinar about Intellectual Property Rights in China and ASEAN countries hosted by China and South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk on May 12, 2021, EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies) had the opportunity to learn from Vidon Group’s expertise.

Patrice VIDON was the keynote speaker sharing his knowledge about tips and best practice for SMEs of PARSEC accelerator program and European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARCS).

Download the presentation document here: PDF (1.6 Mo)

More information on the European Commission website


 Drapeau Pakistan 2021

Pakistan joins the Madrid System

and can be designated through an International trademark now

The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) just announced the accession of the Pakistan to the Madrid System.

This admission now allows foreigners (companies or private individuals) to benefit of:

- a simplified access to filing procedures of national Pakistani trademarks (“national” filing procedure has been gradually harmonized in recent years, to meet the WIPO’s requirements);

- and above all the option to designate this territory through an International trademark filed before the WIPO.  

Obtaining a trademark protection into Pakistan is henceforth way easier, for limited costs if the International trademark process is selected.

We remain at your disposal should you have any information request about how to manage an international trademark portfolio.Banniere ADU STN 2021 GB



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The current health crisis does not prevent the long-awaited launch of the administrative procedure for invalidity and revocation in France.



The major innovation of the “PACTE” law on trademarks, came into force on 1 April 2020: with the creation of a "Cancellation" cell within the French Office, it is now possible to bring an action for a declaration of invalidity or revocation in the form of an administrative procedure. 

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