Jean-Claude Combaldieu, who, as the founding President of OHIM, headed the Office from 1994 to 2000, works as a consultant at the Paris office of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. His areas of practice cover 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 on the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. From 1990 to 1993, he was the Chairman 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 Chair of the WIPO General Assembly in 1993. He also acts as an expert with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

As a Senior Consultant at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Jean-Claude Combaldieu is also an honorary expert in intellectual property matters before the French Court of Appeal and the French Court of Cassation.

Senior Consultant
Location: Paris
Languages: French, English, Spanish
Born 1935
Memberships

Honorary member of the Administrative Board of CEIPI (Center for International Industrial Property Studies)

Honorary Member of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) and APRAM (Association des praticiens du droit des marques et des modèles)

2003
2003 - today

Consultant with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Paris office, France

1994
1994

Inspector General of Industry and Commerce

1994 - 2000

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

1993
1993

French representative in the governing bodies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

1993

Chair of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

1990
1990 - 1993

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

1989
1989

Chairman of the Lisbon Union Assembly (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland; Chairman of the Luxembourg Diplomatic Conference on the Community Patent

1987
1987

Chairman of the Madrid Union Assembly (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

1985
1985 - 1988

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

1983
1983 - 1994

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

1983

Chairman of the Paris Union Assembly (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

1983 - 1994

French representative on the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office (EPO), Munich, Germany

1960
1960

Engineering at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, Paris, France; Masters in Law, University of Paris, France