Cabinet Beau de Loménie
Finland has accessed the London Agreement with effect as of 1 November 2011. This Agreement is thus now in force in seventeen EPC contracting states.
From a practical viewpoint, for European patents granted with effect for Finland on or after 1 November 2011, no Finnish translation of the European patent specification need be supplied if the patent is granted in English or if an English translation of the patent is supplied; a Finnish translation of the claims must however always be supplied. If the patent is granted in French or German and no English translation of the patent is supplied, a Finnish translation of the patent specification must be supplied.
The new rules do not apply to European patents which were granted before 1 November 2011 and amended in opposition, appeal or limitation proceedings on or after that date.
2018/2019 has marked an important stage for the first branch office that Cabinet Beau de Loménie opened, in 1968, outside the Paris region: a new head, Olivier BOURA, has taken up post, new experts have joined the Patent, Trademarks and Designs practices and the office has been relocated from the Prado district to the Place Castellane (...).
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