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Compliance with Code of Ethics

The profession of French Patent & Trademark Attorney is regulated by the Code of Intellectual Property.

As guardians of extremely sensitive information for their clients, French Patent & Trademark Attorneys follow strict ethical rules:
  • they have a legal duty of care to their clients, 
  • they observe the rules of professional secrecy, 
  • they refuse all conflicts of interest.
The "Profession" law of 11 February 2004 particularly reinforced the rules of professional secrecy for French Patent & Trademark Attorneys by creating article L.422-11, similar to the lawyer-client privilege.

A discipline chamber at the CNCPI ensures compliance with this code of ethics.


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Phone : +33 (0)1 53 21 90 89
Email : contact@cncpi.fr
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