Partner: Philippe Hubert
Partner: Didier Intès
Partner: Aurélia Marie
Partner: François Delumeau
Partner: Pierre-Louis Désormière
Partner: Pierre Balesta
Number of Partners: 6
Number of IP Practitioners: 70
Languages: French, English, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish
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 over 200 people who are entirely dedicated to IP, including about 70 engineers and lawyers, led by six 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.
The firm manages more than 76,000 patents and 72,000 trade mark and design registrations. 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 (electronics, chemistry, automotive, luxury goods, consumer goods, entertainment, marketing, telecommunications, 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.
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).
Network Memberships: ACPI, AFEC, AIPLA, AIPPI, APEB, APRAM, CIPA, CNCPI, ECTA, EPI, FICPI, GRUR, INTA, LES, PAK, PTMG
Practice Areas: Patent prosecution, Trade mark prosecution, Patent office proceedings, Trade mark office proceedings, Patent strategy & counseling, Trade mark strategy & counseling, Patent litigation, Trade mark litigation, ITC litigation, IP transactions, Designs, Copyright
Sector Expertise: Aerospace & defence, Automotive, Chemistry, Construction & materials, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Food & beverage, Healthcare, Life sciences, Mechanical, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductors, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Universities & research, Biotechnology, Computer technology & services, Electrical, ICT & software, Medical device, Instruments, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Renewable energy, Robotics, Technology hardware