Paris, 06 September 2017 Under the guidance of AFNOR's authority and in the framework of the Innovation Management Commission1, the Working Group CN INNOV GT5 (moderating by Marc LEVIEILS) has prepared a draft French Standard (NF X50-276) to facilitate the electronic exchange of data relating to intellectual property rights.

This standard is intended for use by all actors wishing to harmonize the exchange of Intellectual Property (IP) data: IP Offices, rights holders, IP Attorneys and service providers. The aim is to simplify the transfer of asset portfolios and the regular synchronization of data for the management of these files. This standard organizes the exchange of administrative and financial data, including documents relating to IP rights.

Following our drafting work, I am pleased to inform you that this draft standard, presented in two parts, is subject to a public inquiry until 29 September 2017 (both documents are available only in French):

  • Recommendations (part 1) : Management de l'innovation changes de donnes informatises de Titres de Proprit Intellectuelle Partie 1 : Recommandations (PR NF X50-276-1)
  • Formal implementation (part 2) :
    • Management de l'innovation - changes de donnes informatises de Titres de Proprit Intellectuelle - Partie 2 : Implmentation formelle (PR NF X50-276-2)

You are invited to participate in this inquiry by posting any eventual comments on the AFNOR website, in accordance with the AFNOR's regulations.

Publication of the standard is scheduled for the end of 2017.