In short, a number of French bodies and associations whose logos appear on this website have come together to support the project of the European Union and its Member States to create a unitary patent and a specialized jurisdiction which can give judgment in litigation relating to this patent and the European patent. Those bodies and associations represent
-Companies using these instruments via the MEDEF, the AFEP, the CGPME and their intellectual property specialists (ASPI)The rubric goes on to explain:
-Lawyers who specialize in intellectual property (AAPI)
-Patent attorneys in private practice (CNCPI et ACPI)
-Intellectual property associations : the French group of AIPPI, LES France, the APEB, the AACEPI, the AFPPI.
In agreement with the INPI (« Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle », the French Patent Office) and with the support of all the magistrates specialising in intellectual property in Paris (Tribunal de Première Instance, Cour d’Appel et Cour de Cassation), they support the choice of Paris for the seat of the Central Division.PatLit readers who are responsible members of the European patent litigation community are invited to participate in the survey, which you can access via the link above or click directly here.
Setting aside political considerations which may enter into this choice, we think it is important to allow those working in the profession to set out their wishes for the organization and working of this jurisdiction.
For this reason, the enclosed questionnaire has been drawn up by people working in the profession for others working in the profession and is intended to allow us to draw the attention of the competent European authorities to the needs which need to be met.
We should be grateful if you could reply to the questionnaire so that we can all prepare the future, without delay.