Santarelli > Paris, France > Firm Profile

75008 PARIS

France > Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys Tier 1

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.

The firm: Santarelli’s primary mission is to establish and protect the IP rights of its clients. Professionalism, responsibility towards clients and close interaction with them are the goals of the firm’s practitioners.

The reputation of Santarelli is grounded in its expertise in defending clients’ IP rights and in its multi-disciplinary approach to the defence of (i) patent rights (including drafting and prosecution of patent applications, bringing and defending oppositions, patent and related unfair competition litigation, validity/infringement opinion work, licensing and assignments), (ii) trade mark rights (including clearance searching and opinions, drafting and prosecuting applications, bringing and defending oppositions, trade mark and related copyright and unfair competition litigation, licensing and assignments), as well as contentious and non-contentious industrial design, copyright, domain names practice and related computer and internet law.

Santarelli provides services to all public and private sectors, from the most traditional fields to cutting-edge technologies. Santarelli has a very diverse clientele, ranging from SMEs to multinationals, and including start-ups, venture capital initiatives and research and other public entities.

Its attorneys place particular importance on their availability to clients and a proactive approach to IP legal services in the development of clients’ projects. Their professionalism, interaction with clients and strong sense of responsibility towards them are especially appreciated.

Areas of practice: The firm represents clients from a wide range of industry sectors: aeronautics, biology and biotechnology, chemistry, electricity, electronics, information and technology, materials science, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, physical sciences and semi-conductors.

Santarelli’s patent and trade mark attorneys are fully qualified and experienced in the following fields:

Patents: Santarelli’s patent attorneys review inventions, and draft and prosecute patent applications in French and in English. All of the lawyers started their careers as graduate scientists and engineers, and assist and advise each client, regardless of size or field of activity, in securing and exploiting patent rights.

Trade marks: Santarelli’s trade mark practitioners handle all aspects of trade mark law, including: clearance searching and availability analysis; trade mark protection strategies; trade mark application and renewal procedures for all jurisdictions; drafting, vetting and negotiating trade mark agreements; trade mark and related unfair competition opinion work and litigation; auditing trade mark portfolios for investors; IPOs; and mergers and acquisitions.

Industrial designs: Santarelli provides a full range of services for the protection of industrial designs. A first step is to establish with each client a protection strategy, with or without involving design registration. This, in particular, involves studying the nature of the creation, the aspects susceptible to being protected, choosing the means for protection through registration and the type of applications in the countries concerned.

Domain names: Santarelli takes charge of the formalities for reservation of international top-level domain names (such as .com and .net) and/or national top-level domain names (such as .fr, .mo or .be). It also provides monitoring services, reservation and maintenance services.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone 40 55 43 43
Trade 40 55 43 43
Industrial 40 55 43 43
Domain 40 55 43 43
Number of lawyers : 43
A well-established international network of foreign associates
Contacts : Luc Santarelli
Contacts : Thierry Caen
Contacts : Eric Le Bihan
Contacts : François Lepelletier-Beaufond
Contacts : Hélène Stankoff
Contacts : Ghislain de Tremiolles
Contacts : Laurent Kurtz
Contacts : Augustin Le Tourneau
Contacts : Hélène Lecornu
Contacts : Sophie Marc
Contacts : Nathalie Rey
Other offices : Marseille
Other offices : Nantes
Other offices : Toulouse

CLIENT: Nathalie Delers-Capelle
COMPANY/FIRM: Laboratoires Théa
TESTIMONAIL : Santarelli Group has accompanied us for a number of years in the management of our patent portfolio and provides us with its full expertise in setting up the IP strategy best adapted to our sector of activity. The work carried out is always of very good quality whatever the technical field considered, and the written opinions and positions formulated are clear, supported with argument, and of real practical help in decision-making.

CLIENT: Angélique de Simencourt, Director of Intellectual Property Legal Affairs
TESTIMONIAL: Santarelli is a valuable partner for the Accor Group and we particularly appreciate the availability, commitment, expertise and professionalism of each of their attorneys handling our cases. Santarelli draws upon its extensive international experience, notably in the Asia-Pacific region. The firm is highly reactive and furthermore adapts to our requirements, for example, in developing tools for reporting and decision-making intended for our operational staff to facilitate the flow of information within our organization.

CLIENT: Nathalie Rebillard-Lombaërt
COMPANY/FIRM: IMV Technologies
TESTIMONIAL: Innovation is the DNA of our company and the firm Santarelli (originally Bonnet Thirion) has accompanied us with skill and flair in the management of our trademark and patent portfolio for almost 30 years, and equally in safeguarding and defending our patents. We appreciate the professionalism and the availability of their teams in all intellectual property matters to be addressed. The attorneys responsible for our trademark, design and patent portfolio have extensive knowledge of our company thanks to our long-lasting relationship and their advice is therefore always judicious and tailor-made!

CLIENT: Sona Gasparian
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with Santarelli since 2014. This is a partner of choice capable of adapting to our organization and specificities. The multi-disciplinary team is accessible and very reactive, and we can rely on them in every circumstance. The firm acts as a veritable Business Partner in accompanying us in the definition of our Intellectual Property strategy, in all its dimensions. Our IP attorney anticipates and acts to ensure a monopoly that is advantageous to our operation. With its network of international partners, the firm manages and optimizes our patent portfolio. It is with great satisfaction that we place our confidence in Santarelli.

CLIENT: Jean-Jacques Moreau, Directeur de la Recherche Vidéo/Sans Fil, Propriété Industrielle & Normes à Canon Research Centre France
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with the Santarelli company for many years, both on product and standard related cases, and they have become indispensable to our functioning and an integral part of our workflow. Canon has an extensive culture about patents and is very strict about the quality of the finished products, and I must say that Santarelli meets the bar in every aspect: time, quality and scope. It is always a pleasure to work with them and they accommodate even our most stringent deadlines and workloads. I can only recommend them to any other serious client.