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Cabinet Beau de Loménie
75340 PARIS CEDEX 07

Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys Tier 1

Cabinet Beau de Loménie impresses with a strong domestic and European filing practice, both in patents and trade marks. The practice covers the full spectrum of IP advice, from the development and implementation of portfolio strategies to assistance in litigation, and attracts renowned international players alongside well-known French companies as clients, not least thanks to its polyglot team, which is able to offer all of the official European Patent Office languages as well as Chinese and Japanese speakers. The group's experience in representing clients before Europe's most significant intellectual property offices is another clear asset, as is the firm's international network of trusted partner firms. With BDL-IP Access and BDL-IP Safe the practice offers its clients a portfolio management tool and an online timestamp and archiving tool. The six contacts in charge of the practice are patent attorneys: Didier Intès (head of the mechanics group), Aurélia Marie (leader of the trade marks, designs, domain names and copyright practice), François Delumeau (IT, electronics and digital technologies practice head), Pierre-Louis Désormière (who is in charge of the material technology, instruments and electrotechnics group), litigation expert and head of the Lille office Pierre Balesta, and Philippe Hubert (head of chemistry, pharmacy, biology and plant varieties). In addition to the offices in Paris, Lille, Lyon and Marseille the firm also has two German offices, in Duisburg and Munich, as well one in Birmingham, UK.

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.
 François DELUMEAU  photo François DELUMEAU Partner.
Mr Pierre-Louis DESORMIERE  photo Mr Pierre-Louis DESORMIERE Partner.
Mr Philippe HUBERT  photo Mr Philippe HUBERT Partner.
Mr Didier INTES  photo Mr Didier INTES Partner.
 Aurélia MARIE  photo Aurélia MARIE Partner.
Mme Emmanuelle Machinet  photo Mme Emmanuelle Machinet 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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