INPI France

Office Details
National Institute of Industrial Property
Contact details

National Institute of Industrial Property

15 rue des Minimes, CS 50001, 92677 COURBEVOIE Cedex, FR

+ 0 820 213 213

+33 01 56 65 86 00



Implemented in 2013 or earlier

Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.

Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices


Trade mark search tool


A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.


Trade mark classification tool

CP2. Convergence of Class Headings

Reach a common interpretation on the Nice Class Headings (project closed)

Implemented in 2014


EU IP Offices quality standards


Cross border data sharing for enforcers


Registered designs search tool


Generating trade mark and design filing forecasts for IP Offices

IP Enforcement Portal

The single EU platform to deal with IPR enforcement matters

Implemented in 2015


IP Office assessments of similarity of G&S

CP3. Absolute Grounds - Figurative Marks

Harmonize the different interpretations

CP1. Harmonisation on Trade Marks Classification Practice of G&S

Creating a common classification database and practice (project closed)

CP5. Relative Grounds – Likelihood of Confusion (Impact of non-distinctive/weak components)

The objective of this project is to harmonize the different interpretations on how to deal with non-distinctive/weak components of trade marks in the context of the examination of relative grounds for refusal (likelihood of confusion) (project closed)