The European Patent Office, headquartered in Munich, has 36 Member States. Its mission is to issue European patents.
The EPO puts a significant database of patents online (European, national, international applications) accessible using a search engine called esp@cenet.
The European Commission puts community texts concerning Industrial Property online (biological patentability, software patentability, combating infringement).
The Community Research & Development Information Service (CORDIS) has a well stocked IPR-Helpdesk.
The Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle is the French Industrial Property office.
The Community Plant Variety Office (Angers) issues community titles concerning plants varieties.
The Comité National Anti-Contrefaçon (National Anti-Infringement Commission) brings public entities and private players together. It is a forum for discussion and cooperation between the players concerned by infringement.
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Alicante) issues community trademarks, designs and models.
The World Intellectual Property Organization, headquartered in Geneva, promotes the protection of Intellectual Property throughout the world through cooperation between States and in collaboration with other international organizations.
The WIPO has established a mediation centre concerning domain name conflicts in particular.
The American Patent and Trademark Office puts patents issued since 1790 online.
The World Trade Organization plays an increasing role in Industrial Property. It was in particular in the framework of the Marrakech agreements that the TRIPs (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) were signed in 1994.
This site puts all of the codes, laws and French decrees as well as the official Journal since 1990 and jurisprudence online.
The Institut de Recherche en Propriété Intellectuelle Henri-Desbois (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris and Université Panthéon-Assas) is a research center devoted to Intellectual Property.
Centre Paul Roubier
The Centre Paul Roubier is an Industrial Property research and training entity which belongs to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyons and the Faculté de Droit law school of Lyons.
The Centre Universitaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Propriété Intellectuelle (University Intellectual Property Instruction and Research Center) is attached to the Faculté de Droit law school of Grenoble at the Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble 2.
Through its innovation assistance, OSEO Innovation covers some Industrial Property expenses.
The Centre d'Études Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (International Intellectual Property Studies Center)(Faculté de Droit law school of Strasbourg, Université Robert Schuman) is the reference centre in France for initial Industrial Property and Agent training (European Qualifying Exam -EQE-).
The Institut Européen « Entreprise et Propriété Intellectuelle » (European Enterprise and Intellectual Property Institute) offers Intellectual Property training designed for economic players.
The CURIE network is an association bringing together the various players participating in the development of public research.
The French Law Portal
This site offers, free of charge, all of the codes available in France, unabridged, laws and regulations, as well as a number of case law decisions.
The site Legalis.net provides a jurisprudence database essentially concerning the news in digital law (software, databases, e-business, copyrights, trademarks...).
The Association française des Spécialistes en Propriété Industrielle de l’industrie (French Association of Industrial Property Specialists from Industry) brings together specialists in Industrial Property who work in industry.
UNION des FABRICANTS
The primary mission of the Union des Fabricants (Manufacturer's Union) is to inform and support businesses and professional circles concerning research and infringement prevention.