Vidon IP Law Group attended to the seminar « Microalgae : a new industrial sector » on 22-23 October, 2015 in Saint-Nazaire. This seminar was organized by GEPEA - UMR CNRS 6144, and Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, with the support of the alliance ANCRE.

Many promising applications of microalgae have been presented and discussed by actors from academic research and industry such as nutrition, cosmetics, and environment of course but also architecture, alternative materials and  green fuel.

They have been expected for so long and the UPC and Unitary Patent (UP) are now taking enormous strides. Italy has finally joined the Unitary Patent on 1st October 2015, which brings now the number of states involved in the UP to 26 out 28.

In parallel, the UPC Preparatory Committee has also announced that 7 countries – including France, Germany and United Kingdom – signed the Protocol on Provisional Application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA), which allows an earlier application of some parts of the UPC agreement as well as early registration of opt-out demands. The UPC Preparatory Committee has also announced its aim to complete its work by June 2016 with a view to the UPC opening at the start of 2017.

At the same time, the CEIPI has started the UPC training for technically qualified judges. The program booklet is available here: Training program (PDF)

Congratulations to Patrice Vidon and Ludovic Bioret who passed the Patent Litigation Certificate of CEIPI with honour! Mr. Vidon and Mr. Bioret are now admitted to practice before the Unified Patent Court to come.

The UPC Preparatory Committee adopted the 18th Draft Rules of Procedure on 19th October 2015.

The Rules were published on 27 October 2015 and are available here (PDF)

Vidon Group is delighted to inform you that Vidon Mark and IP Law Group was awarded at the last edition of the « Trophées du Droit 2015 », the silver award in the category: « Conseil en propriété industrielle : Marques »


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