Jean-Claude Combaldieu, who headed OHIM from 1994 to 2000, works as a consultant at the Paris office of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. The practice areas of Jean-Claude Combaldieu encompass all areas of industrial property: patents, trademarks, designs, unfair competition, domain names and licensing.

From 1983 to 1994 he headed the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in France. During this period, he was also the French representative before the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. From 1990 to 1993, he was President of the EPO's Administrative Council. In addition to these positions, he represented France before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. He was elected President of the WIPO General Assembly in 1993. He is also panelist for World Trade Organization (WTO) and WIPO.

As Senior Consultant, Jean-Claude Combaldieu is also drawing from his experience as a court expert in intellectual property matters before the French Court of Appeal and the French Court of Cassation.

Career

1983-1994

Director General of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of France

1983

Chairman of the Assembly of the Paris Agreement (WIPO)

1987

President of the Madrid Agreement (WIPO)

1985-1988

Chairman of the Budget and Finance Commission of the European Patent Office, Munich, Germany

1989

President of the Assembly of the Lisbon Agreement (WIPO);Chairman of the Luxembourg Diplomatic Conference concerning the Community Patent

1983-1994

French representative before the Administrative Board of the European Patent Office (EPO), Munich

1990-1993

Chairman of the Administrative Board of the European Patent Office (EPO), Munich

1993

Representative of France at the governing bodies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

1993

Chairman of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

1994-2000

President of the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), Alicante, Spain

Since 2003

Consultant with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Paris office


Education

 

1960

Engineer at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris; Master of Law, University of Paris

Languages

French, English, Spanish

Administrator of CEIPI (Center for International Industrial Property Studies;

Panelist in the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO);

Expert in Industrial Property Matters at the French Court of Cassation and the Court of Appeal in Paris;

Arbitrator at the French National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (IIC)

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