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For service out of jurisdiction for a patent infringement claim to an entity in France, do the patents (including GB and EP patents) that the claimant wishes to enforce need to be translated into French?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/09/2018

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  • For service out of jurisdiction for a patent infringement claim to an entity in France, do the patents (including GB and EP patents) that the claimant wishes to enforce need to be translated into French?

If you are serving proceedings issued in England out of the jurisdiction and the entity to be served is a company registered in the Republic of France then, presumably, the intended defendant is going to be accused of having committed an act of infringement in England. You may then issue proceedings in England and serve them abroad.

There are two ways of serving documents abroad. The first way is to do it yourself, by post, or hand delivering the proceedings to the intended defendant. This does not require any documents to be translated. The second way is to use an official service channel (usually the local British

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