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INPI Innovation Trophy : FRED & FRED Design category winner

The 16C INPI Innovation 2013 were presented last night in Lille. The three winners SMEs ( Heaven and Earth , Fred & Fred , Newmat ) have a protection of industrial growth axis . And all spend more than 80% of their turnover abroad.

Fred & Fred , Lille society , winner in 2013 , develops innovative optical slabs declined form of luxury lighting products that can be found today in both palaces of Shanghai in the Orange Free shops or soon . “Having received the OSEO ( France today BPI ) support we received prediagnosis INPI from our inception in 2004 , explains Frédéric Gervais , President of Fred & Fred . We made industrial protection at all levels : for the brand, designs and technical patents for our products. ” Complete protection comes at a cost , EUR 35000 per year. “My is if we had not done , it has already been copied three times. And this gives a real credibility with our industrial and financial partners . ”