RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, TRADEMARKS PATENTS AND LICENCES
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Given its line of business, Aéroports de Paris carries out specific research and development, limited to its business operations.
11.2 TRADEMARKS, PATENTS AND LICENCES
Groupe ADP owns 80 trademarks worldwide which differentiate the Group’s various business activities. It uses about 50 of these trademarks. The number of trademarks in the group’s portfolio is slightly greater than the previous year due to the filing of new trademarks for passenger services. The «Groupe ADP» brand speaks on behalf of all the activities in France and internationally. It carries the relations with the public authorities, shareholders and financial markets, as well as partners. Internally, it is the common foundation for belonging for all employees that it brings together around a corporate project. The Paris Aéroport trademark carries with it a unique promise for travellers. It serves as a landmark and signifies its reception areas, services, and on- site and off-site retail establishments. The «Paris Aéroport» trademark covers the following areas: the sites and applications dedicated to
travellers, the content, the free and paying services, the promotion of the Parisian hub, marketing communications, general public events in and outside the sites. Some subsidiaries of Groupe ADP use their own specific trademark, including Hub One. The group’s main trademarks are protected in France and in many other countries where the group operates. Furthermore, as of the date of this document, Aéroports de Paris owned approximately 250 Internet domain names, including “adp.fr” and “aeroportsdeparis.fr” and had obtained the “.paris” extension used, in particular, by English-speaking passengers who are able to use the “airports.paris” address. Aéroports de Paris may occasionally file patent applications, none of which are of any significance to the group. For example, in France and in some foreign countries, a patent for measuring the slipperiness of surfaced areas (runways and roads) was filed.
AÉROPORTS DE PARIS REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 2017
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