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Cabinet Beau de Loménie
75340 PARIS CEDEX 07

Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys Tier 1

The team at Cabinet Beau de Loménie assists clients with protecting intangible assets internationally across a litany of sectors, including pharmaceutical, aeronautics, cosmetics, sporting goods, and entertainment. François Delumeau is defending a notable telecoms supplier in cross-border patent infringement litigation, as well as coordinating seizures at multiple sites across France for a major European pharmaceutical group holding a European patent on medical devices. Other key names to note at the practice are Philippe HubertAurélia MarieDidier IntesPierre-Louis Désormière and Pierre Balesta.

The firm: Established in 1930, Beau de Loménie is a pan-European IP firm with offices in the main French business centres (Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille), as well as in Germany (Munich and Duisburg) and a branch in the United Kingdom (Birmingham).

Beau de Loménie employs approximately 200 people who are entirely dedicated to IP, including about 70 lawyers and engineers, led by seven partners. The firm’s teams are made up of professionals with a high level of legal and technical education, including a large number of engineers trained in a broad range of technical fields and industrial sectors.

Beau de Loménie advises a highly diversified clientele, from innovative start-ups to listed companies and international groups (in Asia, Europe and North America). The firm generates 40% of its turnover from non-French clients. Clients include some of the major players in a variety of sectors and industries (aeronautics, aerospace, electronics, chemistry, automotive, luxury goods, sporting goods, entertainment, marketing, telecommunications, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, energy, biology and biotechnology).

Over the years, Beau de Loménie has developed a very large network of dedicated correspondent firms across the world, from Europe to Asia and America.

Areas of practice: Beau de Loménie offers a full range of services that cover the entire spectrum of IP: patents, trade marks, registered designs, knowhow, competition law, copyright, domain names, trade names, software protection, protecting semiconductor topographies and plant variety rights.

The firm’s patent department specialises in patent drafting and prosecution. Beau de Loménie has experts in all fields of science and industry, including mechanics, chemistry, electronics, biology and biotechnologies, physics, telecoms and IT, material technology, instruments and electrotechnics. The department also handles patent litigation and arbitration.

The firm’s trade mark department handles the registration of trade marks, domain names and designs/copyright in Europe and abroad. The team also provides IP protection strategy counselling, availability searches, audits, prosecution, and handles oppositions and contracts, mediation and ADR procedures, pre-litigation and litigation work, and all related matters.

Beau de Loménie represents its clients before the French Patent Office (INPI), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA), the Benelux Patent Office (BOIP), the British Patent Office (UKPTO), the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Department Name Email Telephone
Patents - Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Biology and Biotechnology - IP litigation; Contract & licensing; IP auditing Philippe Hubert +33 (0)1 44 18 89 00
Patents - Mechanics and Physics - IP litigation; Contract & licensing; IP auditing Didier Intès +33 (0)1 44 18 89 00
Trade marks, domain names, Designs/copyright - IP arbitration and mediation; IP litigation; Contract & licensing; IP auditing; ADR procedures Aurélia Marie +33 (0)1 44 18 89 00
Patents - Material technology, Instruments and Electrotechnics - IP litigation; Contract & licensing; IP auditing Pierre-Louis Désormière +33 (0)1 44 18 89 00
Patents - IT, Electronics and Digital Technologies - IP litigation; Contract & licensing; IP auditing François Delumeau +33 (0)1 44 18 89 00
Patents - Mechanics and Physics - IP litigation; Contract & licensing; IP auditing Pierre Balesta +33 (0)1 44 18 89 00
Trade marks, domain names, Designs/copyright - IP arbitration and mediation; IP litigation; Contract & licensing; IP auditing; ADR procedures Emmanuelle Machinet +33 (0)1 44 18 89 00
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Pierre BALESTA  photo Mr Pierre BALESTA Partner – Lille Office Manager.
Mr Pierre-Louis DESORMIERE  photo Mr Pierre-Louis DESORMIERE Partner.
 François Delumeau photo François Delumeau Partner.
Mr Philippe HUBERT  photo Mr Philippe HUBERT Partner.
Mr Didier INTES  photo Mr Didier INTES Partner.
 Emmanuelle Machinet  photo Emmanuelle Machinet Partner
 Aurélia Marie photo Aurélia Marie Partner.
Number of IP attorneys : 70
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Other offices : Birmingham
Other offices : Duisburg
Other offices : Lille
Other offices : Lyon
Other offices : Marseille
Other offices : Munich

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Emmanuelle MACHINET becomes a Partner at Beau de Loménie

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