It’s an economy that involves creativity, imagination, as well as ideas that push boundaries and bring people together.
More than ever intellectual property is a key factor in assessing a company’s worth. As such, much of the success and future of a company is built around it. With this in mind, Santarelli has developed legal services to provide each client with tailored advice and support that is perfectly attuned to his needs.
Santarelli’s priority is to provide our clients the support they need to strengthen and protect their intellectual property, thus making it a strategic business tool that can be used to conquer existing markets and expand into new ones.
Backed with 30 years of a successful experience, GPI & Associés is an Intellectual Property Group proud in supporting business by assisting our Clients in building, protecting, defending and valuating Intellectual Property portfolios and assets.
GPI & Associés drives are efficiency, availability, flexibility, energy with a touch of brio.
From local origins in Provence (South of France), GPI & Associés evolved to a worldwide coverage through Intellectual Property foreign associates all around the Globe. Cherishing proximity with our Clients, GPI & Associés has main office in Aix-en-Provence and locations in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Moreover GPI & Associés has two IP Attorneys Boutiques in Paris, Markplus International and Wilson & Berthelot.
Dedicated to Intellectual Property, our Teams act hand in hand through three IP Attorneys Boutiques and one Office of Attorneys at Law (GPI Avocats).
GPI & Associés specializes in the Practice Areas of Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Domain Names, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Know-How, and Geographical Indications. GPI & Associés assists Clients for freedom to operate, acquisition of Intellectual Property Assets, exploitation of Intellectual Property Assets, as well the related arbitrations and litigation.
When facing third parties, GPI & Associés defends Client’s rights in close collaboration with Attorneys at Law dedicated to intellectual property, in particular with GPI Avocats, in order to form proficient IP Attorneys - Attorneys at Law Line-ups.
GPI & Associés has outstanding Expertise and renowned skills in Business Sectors, including: Aeronautics, Media & Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Publishing, IT, Fashion, R&T, Luxury Goods, Scientific Research and Wineries.
GPI & Associés has been awarded for the value of its achievements by IP Stars and Managing IP scoreboards.
GPI & Associés is a member of professional associations such as the International Trademarks Association (INTA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA) and the French Institute of Patent & Trademark Attorneys (CNCPI).
Finally, GPI & Associés has always been very active in its regional community, focusing on sport (JURIS'CUP regattas).
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).
Plasseraud IP is the leading group of intellectual property attorneys in France and a leader in Europe. Its leading position in the French market was consolidated by the merger, in November 2018, with EGYP, a highly reputed IP firm, particularly in the Biotech, Mechanical and Trademark domains.
It brings together more than 350 professionals, including 150 Patent and Trademark Attorneys (CPI), lawyers and engineers, including experts in mechanics, electronics, IT, biology and pharmaceuticals. In order to protect and enhance the value of intellectual property assets and to assist its clients in all issues relating to patents and trademarks, the group also includes experts in contract law, digital and personal data law, consultants acting in anti-counterfeiting seizures and lawyers.
Plasseraud IP supports international groups, mid-cap companies, SMEs, research organizations, public institutions, local authorities, start-ups and business leaders in their innovation projects, to protect their inventions, promote their ideas and defend their rights.
The group has offices in 8 French cities (Paris, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Angoulême, Grenoble, Rennes) and 5 international locations (Shanghai, Prague, Madrid, Alicante and Munich), and has Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and German