Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys in France

Santarelli

Clients from both the public and private sectors turn to Santarelli for multidisciplinary advice on trade mark rights, copyright, licensing, patent rights, designs, unfair competition and litigation. It has a diverse client base, including start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, multinationals, venture capital initiatives and other public entities. Luc Santarelli is experienced in oppositions and litigation in the engineering technologies, telecoms and mechanics sectors, while Thierry Caen specialises in prosecution for SPCs. Hélène Stankoff represents clients before the European Patent Office.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nestle with patent opposition against Lavazza.

Beau de Loménie

Beau de Loménie offers patent and trademark advice to companies of all sizes, covering both domestic and foreign clients. The team provides complete assistance with IP and related matters, including defining IP strategy, cooperation on key projects and supporting clients in their projects. It has expertise on all IP matters, with work ranging from drafting to litigation. The firm also handles cases involving artificial intelligence and neural network technologies. The co-heads of the practice are Philippe HubertDidier Intes, François Delumeau, Pierre-Louis Desormiere, Pierre Balesta and Emmanuelle Machinet and Grégory Ingrand.

Practice head(s):

Philippe Hubert; Didier Intes; François Delumeau; Pierre-Louis Desormiere; Pierre Balesta; Emmanuelle Machinet; Grégory Ingrand

Testimonials

‘The team was very efficient in supporting the filing of our 1st patent. It is an important stage in the life of a young company and all the problems have been perfectly understood.’

‘We had personalized support perfectly attentive to our needs. It was a great chance for us and it took a lot of weight off us during this crucial stage. We will call again on the handsome cabinet of Lomenie.’

Casalonga

The sizeable team of patent and trade mark attorneys at Casalonga covers a broad cross-section of IP matters, such as prosecutions, counselling and litigation. The firm has a strong local presence with offices in Paris, Grenoble, Toulouse, Lyon, Montpellier and Beaune. Managing partner Caroline Casalonga has more than two decades of experience in all intellectual property fields, including litigation. Gérard Dossmann specialises in patent prosecution in chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Virginie Martin-Charbonneau has extensive experience of handling proceedings before the European Patent Office.

Testimonials

‘The Casalonga firm is available and responsive. They were able to build the synthesis tools allowing to respond to the complexity of the management of several brands in very diverse territories and thus to have an effective vision of the intellectual property of our company.’

‘Caroline Casalonga is very attentive to the specific needs of her customers, her availability is particularly remarkable.’

‘Our contacts are competent, professional, friendly, accessible and respectful of the requested deadlines. It is very pleasant.’

‘Virginie Martin-Charbonneau. Rigour, precision, technical skills (chemistry and patents), responsiveness, interpersonal skills.’

Key clients

ADEO (LEROY MERLIN)

ALTAREA

AUCHAN

BAKER HUGUES

BBG HYLINE BUILDING SYSTEMS

BIOGARAN

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Association

BOS

CHAMPAGNE DE TELMONT

CREDIT MUTUEL ARKEA

ERAM Group

ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AB

FAMOSA

FRANCE THERMES (La Compagnie de Vichy)

GE Renewable Energy and GE Healthcare

GILLARDEAU

HASBRO

HEINEKEN

HEWLETT-PACKARD

INAO (French National Institute of Appellation of Origin)

INTERVET

KODAK

LA CHABLISIENNE

LALIQUE

LCSYS

Les Laboratoires SERVIER France

L’OREAL

MATSUI

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

MICHELIN

MOULIN ROUGE

ORTHO PARTNER

PANDORA

RENAULT

SAFRAN

SAGEMCOM

SAINT GOBAIN

SAMSUNG

SANOFI

SKY

STMicroelectronics

TEREGA

TOTALENERGIES MARKETING SERVICES

VALLOUREC

VIACOM CBS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Totalenegies Marketing Services with the national and PCT application drafting and filing, and worldwide prosecution, along with oppositions and appeals at the EPO.
  • Assisted L’OREAL with the national and PCT application drafting and filing, and worldwide prosecution, along with oppositions and appeals at the EPO, notably in defence in several oral opposition proceedings.
  • Assisted CBS Studios Inc. with the filing of opposition on the basis of one of the new grounds of opposition, enshrined in the reform of the French trademark opposition procedure of April 1, 2021, namely renamed earlier trademarks (similar to the Article 8(5) opposition before the EUIPO).

Germain & Maureau

The team at Germain & Maureau has extensive expertise in handling a broad range of IP specialisations, including trade marks, designs, copyright, domain names, patents and litigation. It provides high-level IP services to a large panel of companies, including SMEs and start-ups. It also has vast experience of sectors such as mechanic-physics, electronics, IT, chemistry, semiconductors, telecommunications, life sciences, pharmacy, plant variety certificate, optics/optoelectronics and electrical. The key patent attorneys are Nicolas Delorme, Philippe Verriest, Stéphane Agasse, Lilian Henck, Alban DumontMaximin SallesBertrand Geoffray, William Lobelson and Julien Fialletout.

Plasseraud IP

Plasseraud IP acts for a varied mix of clients on technical and commercial innovation projects, including international groups, mid-cap companies, SMEs, research organisations, public institutions, local authorities and start-ups. Its work spans sectors such as mechanics, electronics, information technology, life sciences and chemistry. Areas of expertise include trade marks, registered designs, domain names, copyright, internet and data. It also provides day-to-day advice and offers support on contract negotiations, the valuation of intangible assets and anti-counterfeiting. The four contacts leading the practice are Bertrand Loisel, Eric Burbaud, Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer and Cyra Nargolwalla.

Practice head(s):

Bertrand Loisel; Eric Burbaud; Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer; Cyra Nargolwalla

Testimonials

‘Cyra Nargolwalla is wonderful. Bertrand Loisel is a very reliable and rigorous professional.’

‘Excellent CPI firm in France. Efficient and responsive team. Excellent communication and proximity to customers and colleagues.’

‘Cyra Nargowalla and Guylène Kiesel le Cosquer: two extremely brilliant professionals, available, responsive and with whom it is very pleasant to work.’

‘Relationship of trust with the implementation of advice adapted to the policy of our company, knowing how to go beyond the legal and legal framework. Ability to adopt a specific behaviour according to the level of competence of their interlocutors with an adaptability taking into account the personality of their interlocutors. Great availability.’

‘Responsive, available, highly competent on all subjects, both technical and legal, always the right answer at the right time, with the right words adapted to the interlocutor.’

‘Guyléne Kiesel Le Cosquer is very reliable and responsive.’

‘The team is made up of seniors with in-depth knowledge of the files and attentive to the environment in which the invention takes place.’

Key clients

CHRYSO

CRIME SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

ECOLAB

ESSILOR

EXOTRAIL

GYROLIFT

HAVR

IMCHECK THERAPEUTICS

INSTITUT PASTEUR

MAPED

MAVIC

MÉRIEUX NUTRISCIENCE

MINAKEM

MNEMO THERAPEUTICS

NEW BALANCE

NUTRISET

ROBOCATH

ROQUETTE

SANOFI

SARTORIUS

SILICONIX TECHNOLOGY

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

URGO

WITHINGS

CHRYSO

CRIME SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

ECOLAB

ESSILOR

EXOTRAIL

GYROLIFT

HAVR

IMCHECK THERAPEUTICS

INSTITUT PASTEUR

MAPED

MAVIC

MÉRIEUX NUTRISCIENCE

MINAKEM

MNEMO THERAPEUTICS

NEW BALANCE

NUTRISET

ROBOCATH

ROQUETTE

SANOFI

SARTORIUS

SILICONIX TECHNOLOGY

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

URGO

WITHINGS

Bringer IP

Boutique IP firm Bringer IP specialises in assisting start-ups and innovative companies with customised IP protection. The firm’s acquisition of several well-known new clients has brought new senior attorneys to the department. Practice head Mathieu Bringer has experience of a wide range of trade mark issues. Léonard Pirastru, Anna Zawilski, Aurélie Verhaeghe and Alexandre Decré are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mathieu Bringer; Léonard Pirastru; Anna Zawilski; Aurélie Verhaeghe; Alexandre Decré

Key clients

Liebherr Aerospace

Procter & Gamble

SNCF

XTREEE

DONECLE

HBF

BHEALTHCARE

SYSTRA

Work highlights

  • Assisted Liebherr Aerospace with the patent harvesting, patent drafting, patent prosecution, free-to-operate analysis, patentability studies.
  • Assisted HBF with IP issue arising in the course of their activities.
  • Advised Procter & Gamble on all their trade mark issues in France (filing, opposition, litigation).

Lavoix

Lavoix's team covers a myriad of issues concerning patents, trade marks, models, domain names, copyright and litigation. It has expertise in matters specific to areas such as life sciences and telecoms, among other industries. The partners leading the practice are Camille Pecnard, Philippe Blot, Bertrand Domenego, Béatrice Daubin, Gérard Myon, Étienne Habasque, Olivier Rocher, Damien Colombie and Julia Harrasz.

Key clients

Guerlain

Université de Nantes

Peaccel Technip

Naval Group and Naval Energies

Vitesco Technologies France

Condifresh

Barbour

ARCELORMITTAL

TAGRISSO

Estée Lauder

Work highlights

  • Assisted Guerlain with obtaining the registration of Guerlain’s three-dimensional lipstick-shaped trademark.
  • Represented French company Faurecia Intérieur Industrie in a dispute regarding patent infringement.
  • Represented Université de Nantes and Peaccel in an infringement dispute.

TAoMA Partners

TAoMA Partners undertakes a mix of domestic and cross-border IP work for clients. Its team assists with a wide range of trade mark matters, including prior art searches, filings, renewals and registrations. Gaëlle Loinger specialises in the economic aspects of intellectual property with a keen focus on issues of taxation and financial evaluation of intangible assets. Malaurie Pantalacci has extensive experience of handling trade mark issues at an international level. Mélissa Cassanet specialises in design rights, domain names, copyrights and related rights. Jean-Charles Nicollet is also recommended.

Testimonials

‘Our contact at TAoMA has been very attentive since our first exchange, during which she immediately demonstrated a perfect understanding of our needs. Since then, she has accompanied us with clarity and precision, demonstrating unfailing professionalism by offering relevant solutions.’

‘I found their practice exceptional: available, flexible, intelligible, competitive, their value proposition was much better than any other firm approached to date.’

‘Gaelle Loinger is by far the most competent lawyer I have been able to work with in this sector. Her approach is realistic, pragmatic, easily understandable despite the complexity of the subjects.’

‘Seeks to find the best solutions for the client.’

‘What distinguishes this firm from other firms is above all the availability of its members, their always relevant advice, their competence, their international network. Their fees are always billed fairly and in detail, which is very pleasant.’

Key clients

Solocal

YETI COOLERS

GENCI

Jobstory