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Pierre Fabre Selects ANAQUA for IP Management


French health and beauty care company updates IP management system to
improve efficiency

, a leading provider of innovation and intellectual property
(IP) management solutions, today announced that French multinational
pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic group Pierre
has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA
software to accelerate its patent, trademark and design management

The company's IP department was attracted to ANAQUA's flexibility and
ability to handle the full range of IP management tasks. They were
pleased that the software could respond to the needs of all the
different members of the IP department from patent attorneys to
trademark lawyers, as well as administrative, documentary and accounting
staff at once - adaptability that their older systems lacked.

"We were looking for a new software to modernize our approach," said
Pierick Rousseau, IP Director at Pierre Fabre. "We wanted a system that
could adapt simply and continuously to our processes and could enable us
to perform a very large diversity of tasks for all our IP & Business
related activities. Having all the data, documents and information we
need in the same place at the same time, is a crucial point, not only to
be more efficient and avoid considerable waste of time, but also to
improve our analysis relevance and value creation potential. ANAQUA
software allows us to enhance this new dimension in our work."

Pierre Fabre's product portfolio spans from prescription drugs and
consumer healthcare products to dermo-cosmetics. The company relies on
its strong IP assets and its ability to innovate to stay ahead of its
competitors. Pierre Fabre‘s R&D investments are shared between oncology,
central nervous system, consumer healthcare, dermatology and

"We are excited to welcome another pharma company to Anaqua's growing
European client base," said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. "As we continue to
expand worldwide, it is great to have a leader in the life sciences and
dermo-cosmetic industry leverage ANAQUA as its exclusive IP management

The most innovative companies in the world
innovate with Anaqua. Its simplified software platform combines insight
from big data analytics with critical tools, best practice workflows and
advanced services. Today, the Anaqua software manages nearly 25% of the
world's IP. Many of the best-known brands and most innovative products
were conceptualized, evaluated, protected and monetized through the
ANAQUA platform. Founded in 2004 by IP leaders from The Coca-Cola
Company, Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco, Anaqua is a
privately held company headquartered in Boston (U.S.) with offices
across Europe and Asia. For additional information, please visit

With a portfolio representing a continuum
of activities spanning from prescription drugs and consumer healthcare
products to dermo-cosmetics, Pierre Fabre is the second largest
dermo-cosmetics laboratory in the world and the second largest private
French pharmaceutical group. In 2017, Pierre Fabre generated 2,318
million euros in revenues, of which 62% came from its international
business and 61% from its dermo-cosmetics division.

Pierre Fabre, which has always been headquartered in the South-West of
France, counts about 13,500 employees worldwide, owns subsidiaries and
offices in 47 countries and enjoys distribution agreements in over 130

Pierre Fabre is 86%-owned by the Pierre Fabre Foundation, a
government-recognized public-interest foundation, and secondarily by its
own employees through an international employee stock ownership plan. To
find out more about Pierre Fabre, please visit

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