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SPEEDY AND PROPER LITIGATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM Thierry SUEUR Vice-President, Intellectual Property February 24 th , 2004. EUROPE. HARMONIZATION OF IP RIGHTS CREATION OF EU RIGHTS – OHIM * TRADEMARKS * DESIGNS

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SPEEDY AND PROPER LITIGATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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EUROPE

  • HARMONIZATION OF IP RIGHTS

  • CREATION OF EU RIGHTS – OHIM

  • * TRADEMARKS

  • * DESIGNS

  • EUROPEAN PATENT CONVENTION (EU-PLUS)

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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LITIGATION IN EUROPE

  • BRUSSELS CONVENTION (REGULATION) : COMPETENCIES

  • LITIGATION IS BASICALLY NOT AN EUROPEAN ISSUE

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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TENTATIVE CHANGES (1)

  • PROPOSAL : DIRECTIVE ON MEASURES AND PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THE ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS : HARMONIZATION

  • a) Evidences

  • b) Provisional Measures

  • c) Correctives Measures

  • d) Damages and Legal Costs

  • e) Publicity Measures

  • f) Administrative Cooperation

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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TENTATIVE CHANGES (2)

  • COMMUNITY PATENT

  • BASE : NICE TREATY (Art 229A – 225A)

  • PROPOSAL : COMPAT REGULATION 08/2000

  • COUNCIL DECISION 23/12/2003

  • * 2010 – Transition

  • * European Court of Justice

  • * Validity – Infringement

  • * Damages - Penalties

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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WISHES OF THE INDUSTRY

  • ONE COURT SYSTEM

  • PANELS INCLUDING TECHNICAL JUDGES

  • VALIDITY AND INFRINGEMENT TOGETHER

  • « SAISIE CONTREFACON »

  • LANGUAGE OF PATENT AS GRANTED (English – French – German)

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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FUTURE

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The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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PROCEDURE COLLECTION OF EVIDENCES (1)

  • NO UNIQUE EUROPEAN SOLUTION

  • GERMANY : VERY DIFFICULT TO ACCESS TO EVIDENCE

  • UK : DISCOVERY : * Efficient Way

  • * Time

  • * Cost

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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PROCEDURE COLLECTION OF EVIDENCES (2)

  • SAISIE CONTREFACON

  • * Request by Patent Owner for a Court order (alleged infringers no aware)

  • * Order granted by the Judge specifying

  • - Place for seizure

  • - Name of Company

  • - Right to seize :  Samples

  •  Stock

  •  Copy of documents

  •  Take note of Comments of the « victim » of seizure

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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PROCEDURE COLLECTION OF EVIDENCES (3)

  • SAISIE CONTREFACON

  • - Participants to seizure :

  •  Bailiff

  •  Attorney or Patent Attorney

  •  Police

  •  Locksmith (possible)

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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COMMENTS ON SAISIE CONTREFACON (1)

  • EFFICIENT

  • NOT TOO EXPENSIVE

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004


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COMMENTS ON SAISIE CONTREFACON (2)

  • QUID TRADE SECRET PROTECTION ?

  • * Bailiff presence

  • * Attorney or Patent Attorney :  Independant

  •  Confidentiality

  • * Right for the Defendant to require confidentiality for certain information – Judge decides

  • * Right to sue for the Company victim of seizure if seizure excessive

  • * Right for Judge to ask for Financial guarantee if seizure of stock.

The 3rd JIPA INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM

Thierry SUEUR

Vice-President, Intellectual Property

February 24th, 2004