Obtaining a patent

A patent is an Industrial property title that grants you an exploitation monopole for a maximum of 20 years. You would like to patent your invention in France or Europe. We take care of your patent application and advise you on the best form of protection, to obtain strong rights at a cost effective price depending on the technical field of the invention and best grant opportunities.

Whether you are an individual, a small or medium business, mid-cap companies or large business,  ARGYMA counsels and accompanies you in the prosecution of patents in France, Europe.

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With a European Patent it is possible to obtain patent protection in about 40 European countries on the basis of a single application. European patents delivered by the European Patent Office  in either English, French or German, its three official languages.

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Inventions are an essential factor to the economic success of your business. ARGYMA advises clients on technical and legal matters tied to patents. We file and prosecute patent applications before the national patent office (INPI).

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Utility models are a rapid way to provide additional protection to products. France and a number of European countries offer this type of protection. Registering for a utility model is time saving as it does not require a substantive examination, as a patent does. However the period of protection is not as long as that of a patent.

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Obtaining a Trademark

A trademark is an Industrial Property title that grants you an exploitation monopole for 10 years indefinitely renewable.  A trademark allows the protection of a sign used in commerce and that distinguishes the products or services of a business from the others. The sign can verbal, figurative, a shape, sound, color, movement or a combination of two or more of these elements. The trademark is protected only on the territory of the State for which it has been filed and registered. The trademark only protects the products and/or services worded at the filing and similar services and/or products.

Whether you are an individual, a small or medium business, mid-cap companies or large business, the firm ARGYMA counsels and accompanies you in the prosecution of trademarks in Europe and France.

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Obtaining a design

A drawing or model is an Industrial property title that grants you an exploitation monopole for 25 years renewable by 5 year period. A drawing or model is the study of the ornamental or outer shape of an object. It protects the appearance of a product: its shape, patterns and colors, its lines, outlines, texture and materials.  A drawing can be defines as an original disposition of strokes or colors resulting in a decorative effect. It is two dimensional. The model is a three dimensional figure and presents itself as a plastic form, made with diverse materials. It is found in every activity field. Only drawings and models presenting an individual character can be protected.

Whether you are an individual, a small or medium business, mid-cap companies or large business, the firm ARGYMA counsels and accompanies you in the prosecution of designs in Europe and France.

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Managing your rights

Following the filling of a patents, trademark or design, it is necessary to manage your industrial property right over time in order for this right to be used, lent or sold. Here at ARGYMA we assist you in the management of your industrial property rights in France and Europe.

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In order to maintain an Industrial property right, it is necessary to acquit taxes in each country, in a regular manner. ARGYMA monitors payment due dates and maintains your rights around the world.

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ARGYMA assures the control and supervision of costs tied to the prosecution of Industrial Property rights so that your investments remain profitable. Fees linked to Industrial Property are clear to allow you to manage your budget optimally.

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You’ve forgotten to answer an official notification? Pay an official tax? You’ve received a notification of forfeiture of your patent or treademark? The firm ARGYMA accompanies you to restore you patent or trademark rights from INPI, European Patent office and other industrial property offices.

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ARGYMA assists you to register any changes related to your industrial property portfolio to different industrial property offices. With the help of its international agent’s network, ARGYMA allows you to legally secure the acquisition or sale of industrial property rights in different country in a centralized manner.

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Defending your rights

Once a patent, trademark or design is granted, ARGYMA assist you to defend your rights by surveilling your competitors or by analyzing potential counterfeits. ARGYMA also assist you to analyses and annulling a patent, trademark or design obtained by one of your competitors.

Monitoring Industrial property rights of your competitors allow us to adapt your industrial strategy to future technology trends. Such a surveillance allow us to anticipate future rights which could be susceptible to be opposed to you in the future.

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At the sight of your success, competitors might be susceptible to copy your product or strongly inspire themselves from it. Here at ARGYMA, we analyze the product of your competitors and determines if they’re counterfeits.

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Before releasing a new product or service, it is important to verify that there are no risks of counterfeiting an industrial property right of a competitor that would destroy your industrial investments.

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When a presumed counterfeiter has been identified, or when you wish to have a patent, trademark, or design of one competitors annulled, it is necessary to act quickly, rigousrously and rationally to have your rights respected while limiting procedure costs. ARGYMA has the experience and capabilities to assist you in this.

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