French Presidency of the Council of the European Union: watch the international conference on IP!

During the international conference on intellectual property - organized by the INPI in partnership with the ASPI, the CEIPI, the CNCPI, the EUIPO and the EPO - experts, politicians and companies exchanged around four subjects: the benefits the unified jurisdiction of patents and the unitary patent for companies, intellectual property at the service of recovery for SMEs, the promotion of know-how thanks to artisanal and industrial geographical indications and new means of combating counterfeiting. Find all the debates in videos!
PFUE: international IP conference videos

Opening remarks

Challenges for industrial property in the context of European recovery.

Eric Dupond-Moretti
Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice
Agnes Pannier-Runacher
Minister Delegate in charge of Industry
Daren Tang
Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization
Christian Archambeau
Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office
Antonio Campinos
President of the European Patent Office
Pascal Faure
Director General of the National Institute of Industrial Property


The Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent: what are the benefits for companies?

Businesses of all sizes are the breeding ground for growth and recovery. They will be able to benefit from the effective implementation of the unitary patent and the unified patent court, which will create a true single European market for technologies by allowing uniform and less costly protection on the territory of all the participating States , as well as increased legal certainty. The exchanges of this round table relate to the inventory and the contributions of this new system.

Jerome Debrulle, Acting Director General – Directorate General Economic Regulation – Ministry of the Economy, Belgium
Margot Froehlinger, Former Director of Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs, European Patent Office (EPO)
Geraldine Guéry-Jacques, President of the Association of Industrial IP Specialists (ASPI)
Alexander Ramsay, Chairman of the JUB Preparatory Committee
Thierry Sweat, President of the UJUB - Union for the Unified Patent Jurisdiction
Edward Treppoz, Professor, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Moderator: Jean-Christophe Rolland, Chairman of the National Company of Industrial Property Attorneys (CNCPI)


Sovereignty and SMEs: IP at the service of recovery for SMEs

The growth and dynamism of European companies can be favored thanks to industrial property, by a framework and with tools adapted to their needs and to market developments, particularly at the international level.

Andrea DiCarlo, Deputy Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Jacques Lewiner, Honorary Professor and Scientific Director of the Paris School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI)
Rosemonde Maillet, Research and Development Manager, LACTIPS
Jean-David Malo, Director of the Executive Agency for the European Innovation Council and SMEs
Yann Meniere, Chief Economist at the European Patent Office (EPO)
Busty Audrey, Intellectual Property Manager, OVH
Veronique Willems, General Secretary SME United
Moderator: Francois Xavier de Beaufort, Director of Economic Action, INPI


How to promote know-how thanks to artisanal and industrial geographical indications?

Beyond innovation, the promotion of know-how is also a recognized factor of growth. Echoing the legislative news of the European Commission on the establishment of recognition at European level, focus on non-agricultural geographical indications.

Laurence Besse, Secretary General of the association for the Limoges Porcelain GI
Delphine Marie Vivien, Researcher in law – Deputy Director UMR Innovation, CIRAD
Claudia Martinez-Felix, Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROW
Pilar Montero, Professor at the University of Alicante, expert in intellectual property law
benjamin moutet, Director Moutet Weaving – Basque linen
Moderator: Thomas Gouzenes, Deputy Director of Industrial Policy in the Industry Department of the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE)

The new fight against counterfeiting: innovation in the service of the defense of rights

In the context of the discussion in parliament of the anti-counterfeiting modernization bill, the speakers took stock of the need to adapt the mechanisms for combating counterfeiting, so that they can be activated easily and in deadlines compatible with business life.

May Berthelot, Head of reputation and anti-counterfeiting Le Bon Coin - Vide Dressing
Marie-Laure Bonnaffous, Head of Intellectual Property for the Italian fashion house FENDI
Corinne Cleostrate, Deputy Director of Legal Affairs and the Fight against Fraud of the General Directorate of Customs and Indirect Duties
Jan Kleijssen, Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
Paul Mayer, Director of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights
Christian Peugeot, President of the French anti-counterfeiting association, UNIFAB
Lucia Toffanin, Secretary General of INDICAM
Moderator: Stephanie Square, Associate Professor at the Center for Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI)


Closing speech of the conference

Kerstin Jorna
Director General of the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs at the European Commission
Jean Marie Cavada
President of iDFRights - Institute for Digital Fundamental Rights
President of the OGC for Neighboring Press Rights