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, since 2010, the directeur général (chief executive officer) of the INPI.[1][2] Until becoming the head of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli held that position.[3]

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  • (French) Official website
  • Patent status database at the Institut national de la propriété industrielle (the database provides legal information on French patent applications and European patent applications granted and designating France)