France (FR)


Nice Classification

The Office accepts all of the class headings of the Nice Classification in respect of international applications.

Representation before the Office

Local representation is required if the holder of the international mark is not a person or entity with a domicile or establishment in the European Union.
List of local representatives.

Collective and Guarantee Marks

Regulations governing the use of the mark must be sent directly to the Office within six months from the date of international registration.


Recording of replacement takes place upon written request, filed with the Office. No fee is required.


If the transformed mark has been granted protection in France, the Office examines on formalities only, but if the protection for the transformed mark has not been granted, the Office carries out the normal examination.

Maintenance Requirement

Not required.


Article R717-7 of the Intellectual Property Code

Last updated on: January 25, 2016