French Patent and Trademark Office – INPI

In addition to granting and registering patents, trademarks and designs, INPI, the French Patent and Trademark Office, furthers economic development by its actions designed to raise awareness and promote innovation and its key issues. INPI provides help and advice to innovators so they can convert their projects into concrete results and derive value from their innovations. INPI, a self-financed public body placed under the authority of the ministry in charge of industrial property, also actively participates in the development and implementation of public policies in the field of intellectual property, innovation support and business competitiveness and in the fight against counterfeiting. Depository of all the industrial property rights registered in France and the data of the French Companies Register, INPI disseminates more than 61.2 million open, free and reusable data items. INPI now operates the one-stop-shop for company formalities (new registrations, changes, companies struck off the register). Lastly, INPI is responsible for the approval of industrial and artisanal geographical indications. - -