Innovaccess - Intellectual Property Portal

Intellectual Property Office in France

You can find all the information of France about trademarks, patents, utility models, copyrights, registered designs, and all other IP rights.

FREE Search AT THE OFFICE

Access to INPI libraries is free, in Paris and in regional offices. You can find in the Paris library patents (french patents since 1791, European patents from the origin (1978), patents from main countries), french trademarks (from the origin) and designs (french from 1910 and international from the origin).

In Paris, the library is open 09:00 to 17:30 (French time), Monday to Friday and 09:00 to 12:00 Saturday. It is located at the ground floor of the INPI, 15 rue des Minimes, 92100 COURBEVOIE

 

ONLINE Database

The office provides informations about patents, trademarks, designs and jurisprudences. Access to these databases is free of charge.

 

 

Search SERVICES provided by INPI

 

Patent search Cost (€)
Patents search, advisory service, bibliographic search : standart search (list to the amount of 10 notices) 22.00
 Documentary request 500.00
 Customized searchs in IP titles bases (RISC) On estimate
Trademarks and companies search Cost (€)
 Search for similarity in one class of mark (for trademarks) or one similar grouping of activity (for companies) 38.00
 Search in an additional class of mark or similar grouping of activity (limited to 4 additionnal classes) 19.00
 Search in all classes and similar grouping of activity 760.00
 Search one sequence of letters in one class of mark or one similar grouping of activity 22.00
 Search one sequence of letters in one class of mark and similar grouping of activity  30.00
 Search in an additional class of mark or similar grouping of activity (limited to 4 additionnal classes) 11.00
 Search with the identical one in all the classes or all the similar grouping of activity  22.00
 Search with the identical one in all the classes or all the similar grouping of activity 30.00
 Documentary search 500.00
Customized searchs in IP titles bases (RISC) On estimate

  

 Customized Services : RISC 

 

The RISC (Research of Strategic and Competitive Informations) service performs any type of search on request in any Industrial Property domain (patents, trademarks, designs) and in any country for external parties.

Among the searchs performed by the RISC service, there are, for example :

 

 

For the patents :

- State of the art : identifying patents in a specific area, competitors, new search areas
- Patent applications from a competitor (company monitoring)
- Prior art searching (prior to an patent application)
- Search for a patent cited in a document, a commercial brochure or an advertisement from a competitor
- Legal status of a given patent
- Search for a patent undermining the novelty of a novel one (counterfeiting case)
- Expiry date of a drug patent (or SCP)
- History search for a old patent
- Statistical analysis (patent trends in a given region or country)
- Monitoring of technological development about a specific technical domain

 

For the Trademarks :

- Anteriority search (outside France for all types of trademarks and in France for only (semi)-figurative trademarks (logos)
- Identification of a trademark portfolio for a given applicant
- History of a trademark
- Legal status of a trademark
- Monitoring of technological development about trademarks or specific names

 

For the Designs and Models :

- Anteriority search prior to filling
- Identification of a design/model portfolio for a given applicant
- Identification of the designs and models related to a given product
- Monitoring of technological development about a specific technical or aesthetic domain

 

And also :

- Availability search (patents, trademarks, industrial designs)
- Industrial property portfolio for a given company
- Requisitions for the police, the customs or the tax office

 

Depending on your request, the search will take from one to four weeks.

On receipt of the request for a search (the requests have to be accurate enough in order to be quickly processed), the RISC service will send you a free estimate for the time being. For any further information, please send an e-mail to : risc@inpi.fr