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What is INPI?

INPI stands for Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle. It is a French organization responsible for protecting and promoting industrial property. Founded in 1951, INPI is under the supervision of the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Economic Recovery.

Protect your brand in France

Issuing and managing industrial property titles: INPI is responsible for issuing patents, trademarks, designs and other industrial property rights in France. It also manages and monitors the corresponding registers.

Promoting and raising awareness of industrial property: INPI informs and raises awareness of industrial property issues among companies, inventors, designers and the general public. It offers training, advice and resources to help companies enhance the value of their intangible assets.

Supporting innovation: INPI encourages innovation by facilitating access to technical and legal information, providing research and technology watch tools, and promoting cooperation between innovation players.

The fight against counterfeiting and unfair competition: INPI participates in the fight against counterfeiting by collaborating with customs, police and judicial authorities. He also handles industrial property disputes.

Why is it important to register your trademark in France?

4 reasons to protect your brand in France :

  1. Exclusive rights: protecting a trademark gives you exclusive rights to use it, and absolute ownership of it.

  2. Protection against unfair competition: Registering a trademark prevents a third party from using it without the owner’s consent, and allows you to take action for infringement.

  3. Establishing brand awareness: Protecting your brand helps to build a strong image and raise awareness of your company. This makes it easier for customers to identify your products and services and develop a relationship of trust with your company.

  4. Facilitates business expansion: By protecting your trademark, you can avoid costly legal disputes, making it easier to expand into new markets or products.

Who can register a trademark in France?

In France, any individual or legal entity, including foreign companies, can register a trademark to protect their commercial or artistic identity. It is important to respect the criteria of availability and distinctiveness when registering with INPI or a professional specialized in intellectual property.

Why register your trademark with African Legal Factory?

Protecting your brand and your intellectual property with African Legal Factory means benefiting from a solution focused on :

  1. Simplicity. Our support solution enables you to register your trademark 100% online, by completing a simple form in 2 minutes.
  2. Speed. Once we have received your application and trademark details, we will physically file your trademark application within 48 hours. Then, for the duration of the procedure (approx 6 months), you will receive all the documents you need to know the progress of your case.
  3. Tranquility. Finding the right class in which to register a trademark can be complicated when you’re not familiar with intellectual property law. An error in the form may mean that your trademark is only partially protected. Our lawyers will take care of completing the entire file and filing it on your behalf, so that you can concentrate on your business.
  4. Accessibility. We offer you support at a price affordable to entrepreneurs, because we believe that the law should be accessible to all.


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  • Step 1: Complete the form below;
  • Step 2: The ALF team gets back to me with my quote;
  • Step 3: I pay my fees online ;
  • Step 4: ALF completes all the documents and files my application with INPI within 48 hours of receiving the complete application;
  • Step 5: ALF informs me in real time of the various stages involved in registering my trademark until I obtain the registration certificate.

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Q1: What is a trademark and why should I protect it in France?
A: A trademark is a distinctive sign that identifies a company’s products or services. Protecting your brand in France gives you exclusive rights to use it, enabling you to prevent counterfeiting, enhance the value of your commercial assets and differentiate yourself from your competitors.

Q2: How can I register my trademark in France?
A: To register your trademark in France, you need to submit an application to the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI). The application must contain the required information on the trademark, the goods or services concerned, and the registration fees.

Q3: What criteria must my trademark meet to be registered?
A: Your brand must be distinctive, i.e. it must distinguish your products or services from those of other companies. It must not be contrary to public policy or morality, nor be similar or identical to a trademark already registered for similar goods or services.

Q4: How long does the trademark registration process take in France?
A: Registration times can vary, but in general they can take several months or even over a year, depending on the complexity of the procedure and any objections or oppositions.

Q5: How much does it cost to register a trademark in France?
A: Registration fees depend on the number of product or service classes you wish to cover with your trademark. Fees can be consulted on the INPI website and vary according to the nature of your request (online or by post).

Q6 : Do I need to call in a professional to register my trademark?
A: Although it is not mandatory to use a professional, it is recommended that you consult an intellectual property specialist to ensure that your filing application is properly prepared, optimized and compliant with legal requirements.

Q7: How long will my trademark be protected in France?
A: Once registered, your trademark will be protected in France for 10 years. You can renew this coverage indefinitely by paying the renewal fee at maturity.

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