The French Patent & Trademark Attorney is an independent professional (Article R.422-52 CPI), a scientist, engineer and/or lawyer by initial training and holder of a specialist legal diploma.
He must have:
These conditions enable him, subject to satisfying morality criteria, to be registered on the list of persons qualified in industrial property.
Once accepted on this list, the French Patent & Trademark Attorney must register on the list of patent attorneys.
French Patent & Trademark Attorneys are grouped together in a company, the CNCPI (Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle - French Patent & Trademark Attorneys Institute).
They comply with strict professional ethics rules, in particular,