The profession of French IP Attorney (Conseil en Propriété Industrielle – CPI) is a regulated profession like that of lawyers with specific ethics and professional secrecy.
In order to become a French IP Attorney, one must have technical or scientific background up to Masters level or an engineering degree. In addition, one must have at least 3 years of experience in a a French IP Attorney Firm and a law degree issued by the Center for International Studies for Intellectual Property (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg.
After all this course, one must pass the Qualifying Examination carried out by the French IP Office (Institut National de la Propriété Intellectuelle – INPI) together whith French Chamber of French IP Attorneys (Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle – CNCPI) to be approved by the INPI for the filing of French applications.
A similar or parallel path can be taken to be approved by the European Patent Office (EPO) and to file European patents. In this case, it is the European Patent Attorney exam.
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