TMark Conseils specializes in European and French intellectual property law and is a member of the French National Association of IP Attorneys (CNCPI). The firm was founded in 1993 on the shared belief in focusing on meeting the client’s special needs and expectations. Today, Tmark Conseils team of 25 members of staff and 5 partners are all committed to delivering first-class services that are tailored to each client’s particular requirements, budgets and timelines regardless of whether the client is a large multinational company a medium size operator, a start-up or an individual business person.
Areas of Expertise
IP strategy definition and development
Filing and prosecution of trade mark, design, domain names applications, renewals
Trademark oppositions before INPI, EUIPO (and internationally), UDRP proceedings
Drafting and negotiating IP agreements (assignment, license, coexistence…)
Enforcement and protection of IP rights
IP Cross boarder litigations
Brand protection (Customs watch and judicial proceedings)
Audit, due diligence and assessment of portfolios of all types of IP rights.
International IP Networks and Experience Tmark Conseils works both in France, before EUIPO and internationally. Tmark Conseils closely collaborates with a worldwide network of IP firms chosen because of their high level of expertise, responsiveness, cost efficiency services and involvement. Tmark Conseils is very active in cross boarder IP litigations.
Guidance, Support and Clearance Tmark Conseils staff accompanies their clients in order to fully protect their IP rights at the national, European and international levels.
Tmark Conseils identifies and defines all available and appropriate strategies and solutions while being mindful of the client’s special interests and advises on protective measures and actions available both nationally at the European level and worldwide tailored to meet the technical, commercial and financial aspects and issues at hand.
The firm’s specific knowledge of procedural and administrative aspects of all IP-related matters in particular at the EUIPO level allows Tmark Conseils’s team of experts to deliver high-end support both in securing, maintaining and exploiting the client’s rights and setting up defensive arguments.
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).
The combination of Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. has brought together two world class intellectual property (IP) groups to create an international legal practice.
Building on over 100 years of excellence, our IP legal professionals provide clients with international reach for intellectual property services. We can help you protect your innovations wherever your business takes you.
Gowling WLG delivers a full complement of services in all areas of intellectual property, including trademarks, brands, copyrights, anti-counterfeiting, patents and industrial designs,
We manage a vast number of trademark and patent files and protect and enhance our clients’ trademark and patent assets in more than 100 countries through our prosecution services in Canada, Russia and China and through our global network of associate relationships.
Our team have the expertise on contentious and non contentious IP services across a range of industries, and many of our professionals hold specialized expertise in science, engineering and technology. This unique combination of unparalleled legal talent and in-depth industry knowledge enables us to better understand your business and help you realize the full value of your IP.
Gowling WLG has extensive experience in managing global IP portfolios. Our integrated IP management systems allow us to manage clients’ portfolios and deliver outstanding service, value and results across multiple jurisdictions. For decades, we have protected and maximized the intellectual property assets of companies for some of the world’s largest brands.
Year after year, the firm’s intellectual property professionals and practice groups are recognised by some of the world’s most respected legal publications, receiving top ranking in global and country-based publications.
In addition to our IP practice, Gowling WLG has legal expertise in virtually every area of law relevant to business. We see this as one of our core strengths and a key differentiator from other IP service providers, whether they are full-service firms or boutiques.
As an international full-service firm, Gowling WLG offers clients on-the-ground support and legal expertise that span multiple jurisdictions and leverages a global network of associate relationships.
Clients can count on Gowling WLG for innovation, results and value.
Santarelli was created by the merger of the practices of Rinuy, Santarelli and Cabinet Bonnet-Thirion in 2003, and has become a leader in IP law. Its primary mission is to establish and protect the IP rights of its clients.
A multi-disciplinary approach Santarelli’s reputation is grounded in its expertise in defending clients’ IP rights and its multi-disciplinary approach to the defence of:
Trademark rights – including clearance searches and opinions, drafting and prosecution of applications, filing and defence of oppositions, trademark and related copyright and unfair competition litigation, licensing and assignments;
Patent rights – including drafting and prosecution of patent applications, filing and defence of oppositions, patent and related unfair competition litigation, validity/infringement opinion work, licensing and assignments; and
Other areas, such as industrial designs, copyright, domain names and related computer and internet law.
A diversified clientele Santarelli provides services to all public and private sectors, from the most traditional fields to cutting-edge technologies. Santarelli has a diverse clientele, ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinationals and including start-ups, venture capital initiatives and research and other public entities.
Personalised service Santarelli’s attorneys place particular importance on their availability and a proactive approach to IP legal services in the development of clients’ projects. Their skillsets are grounded in extensive personal and collective experience. Their professionalism, interaction with clients and strong sense of responsibility are especially appreciated.
Santarelli’s professionals have broad individual and collective experience underpinning the conduct of their mission: to develop the intellectual property of their clients not only in France, but also internationally, using a network of foreign associates throughout the world. Patents: a complete range of skills Santarelli’s patent attorneys review inventions and draft and prosecute patent applications in French and in English. All started their careers as scientists and engineers and thus have a solid technical background. They assist and advise clients, regardless of their size or field of activity, in securing and exploiting patent rights.
Its patent attorneys are fully qualified and experienced in preparing validity, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions tailored to meet the needs of corporate decision-makers.
Most of Santarelli’s patent attorneys have had training in patent litigation and many have ongoing close involvement in such litigation, and in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. Many are also experienced in analyzing patent portfolios for potential investors and for initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
Trademark defence and protection against infringement
Santarelli has a strong reputation for the effective defence of clients’ trademarks through oppositions and litigation. To defend the rights of clients throughout the world, Santarelli has a network of world class trademark attorneys and trial counsel.
Trademark monitoring services are available at national, regional and international level. Regarding infringement and counterfeiting, Santarelli’s trademark attorneys have considerable experience in customs surveillance and subsequent judicial procedures.
Full range of trademark and design law services The services provided by Santarelli’s practitioners include:
trademark clearance searching and analysis for France, Europe and worldwide;
preparation and prosecution of French trademark applications (and renewals) at the French Patent and Trademark Office (INPI), Community trademarks at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), international trademark registrations through the World Intellectual Property Office or the African Industrial Property Organization and national trademark applications through their network of world-class associates;
preparation of trademark protection strategies and domestic, European and worldwide watch services, including monitoring and reporting;
filing and defence of oppositions before the INPI and EUIPO, and before national trademark offices through its worldwide network of associates;
advice on decision making and corporate strategies, aided by knowledge and experience of national and regional opposition procedures around the world;
preparation of all types of IP agreement, including co-existence agreements, licence agreements and assignment deeds; and
trademark portfolio audits for corporate asset valuations or for M&A purposes.
Customized services Santarelli provides customized trademark renewals services. This offering includes a range of renewal reminder options adapted to the needs of every client.