2010/09 > Cabinet Beau de Loménie: 80 Years at the Heart of Technology and Law
Cabinet Beau de Loménie celebrates 80th anniversary this year.
Established in 1930 by Gilbert Beau de Loménie and André Armengaud, the patent and trademark firm has risen fast to become one of the leading intellectual property firms in Europe.
As the heir to an international culture of quality and innovation, the firm has often played a pioneering role in its field.
In the 1930s, Cabinet Beau de Loménie was the first firm of patent and trademark attorneys to set up a comprehensive indexing of patent documentation and the first to develop its own technical classification system, to provide clients with exclusive research services.
In the 1960s, the firm became one of the first patent and trademark attorney practices to acquire a computer and to develop an exclusive computing system dedicated to the administration of intellectual property rights.
In the early 1980s, the firm continued its expansion in France and in Europe by establishing regional agencies in Marseille, Lyon and Lille, and later in Munich through its subsidiary CBDL.
In the 1990s, Cabinet Beau de Loménie, which has always had a strong presence in Asia since its inception, decided to hire employees of Japanese culture and language to better serve its Japanese clients.
For the past 10 years, Cabinet Beau de Loménie has been pursuing its growth, and has to this effect set up online tools to manage intellectual property rights, created a Chinese desk and launched an agency in Duisburg (Germany).
2010, a year full of developments for the firm
The firm’s management team has been strengthened following the nomination of two new partners – Pierre-Louis Desormière and François Delumeau – both of whom are patent specialists serving in the electronics, telecoms and new technologies department.
The firm recently completed the establishment of an agency in Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and will launch its new website on the 1st of October this year, barely a few days prior to the anniversary celebrations to be held marginally to the AIPPI congress (5th October 2010).
“We are proud of our organisation’s life span and its capacity to renew itself by promoting talented professionals within the firm,” commented Jean-Jacques Joly, managing partner of Cabinet Beau de Loménie. “In particular, we would like to thank each member of our team, past or present, for contributing to this success as well as our clients for entrusting us with the protection of their intellectual property rights. We hope to see them all in 10 years in the event of our 90th anniversary!” he added.