France’s patent rights body, the Institut National de la Propriete
Industrielle, is seeking a PR firm to carry out a pounds 500,000
programme. The institute, which is supported by the Ministry of Industry
and represents the interests of small and medium sized companies, has
issued a call for tender to consultancies to handle media relations and
help organise events. The institute currently uses Information et
Entreprise, but that agency’s contract is due to end on 31 December.