Extension of IP rights to French Polynesia


Aurélia Marie

Since the entry into force of Law No. 2004-192 of February 27, 2004 on the autonomous status of French Polynesia, French industrial property rights have not covered this territory and have therefore no longer been protected there.

French Polynesia has now adopted laws and regulations to fill this legal void:

Law No. 2013-14 of May 6, 2013, amending Part 2 of the French Intellectual Property Code (Legislative Part), entitled Industrial Property.

Order No. 1002 CM of July 22, 2013, passed according to Article LP 138 of the Act No. 2013-14 of May 6, 2013.

French Polynesia, INPI, IP