National Institute of Industrial Property (France)

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The National Industrial Property Institute (INPI, standing for Institut national de la propriété industrielle in French) is the national intellectual property office of France, in charge of patents, trademarks and industrial design rights. Yves Lapierre is, as of 2012, the directeur général (chief executive officer) of the INPI.[1] Until becoming the head of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli held that position.[2]

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  1. ^ "Le comité de direction, mars 2012". Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ (French) INPI web site, Le Conseil d'administration. Consulted on March 23, 2008.

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