Beau de Loménie Lille: over 30 years of innovation
Beau de Loménie has been established in Lille since 1985. Ideally placed, the office of Lille is located in the Eurocentre building in one of the main business districts of Lille, which is also the third largest business district in France: Euralille. Its direct proximity to both Lille Europe and Lille Flandres railway stations, places the office of Lille at less than 2 hours from three major European economic areas: London (1h40), Paris (1h10) and Brussels (40 min).
Beau de Loménie Lille has currently 15 professionals entirely dedicated to IP: 2 European and French trademark and design attorneys and 4 European patent Attorneys who 3 of them are qualified as French patent attorneys. This team of attorneys is backed-up by 7 experienced paralegals who assist them at each stage of their clients’ IP rights life. Lille’s office also has a research and technical documentation service composed of 4 experts with academic and technical training enabling them to cover all technical fields.
Lille and its area in France and Belgium have one of the richest and most diversified industrial network in Europe: automotive and mechanical engineering industries, chemistry, textiles, pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnologies, IT, the media, the Internet, Information and communication technologies, volume retailing, food industry and equipment manufacturers (automotive, sports items). Lille also has an important financial market, and banking/insurance and finance are also represented there. To meet its clients’ needs, Beau de Loménie Lille has developed several technical and legal fields directly relating to the needs of numerous industrial sectors: aeronautics and aerospace, banking and insurance, building and public works, chemistry (organic, polymers), textiles, volume retailing, materials technologies, mechanical engineering, physics, nanotechnologies, optics/photonics, electronics, semiconductors, telecommunications, new technologies and IT.
Currently, Beau de Loménie Lille supports private companies of all sizes (individuals, companies in the process of formation, start-ups, SMEs, industrial groups, multinational corporations, companies and incubators specialised in knowledge translation as regards research and innovation) and public institutions (research centres, universities, national agencies, regional authorities) in their processes for developing, protecting and optimising their IP rights. Some of the clients of Beau de Loménie Lille are essential players in their industry, whether they have become large multinational groups or have retained the status of renowned family SMEs. All of them have placed their trust in the Lille’s experts for over 20 years.
An experienced team of professionals with a complete range of services
Lead by Pierre BALESTA, Beau de Loménie Lille provides daily support to our clients for all IP matters (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and domain names).
Our patent attorneys in Lille provide our clients with support from start to finish, together with a strategic and global vision for the management of their patent portfolios (patentability searching and assessment, drafting patent applications, first filing procedures and extension procedures – FR, EP, PCT, worldwide -, prosecuting applications to grant, renewals, post-grant enforcement, opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO, direct representation before the French, German, British and American national offices, invalidity challenges, freedom-to-operate advice, expertise in pre-litigation / litigation / infringement seizure procedure, portfolio review, agreements – assignments and licences).
Our trademark and design attorneys in Lille also offer a wide range of services including advice on strategy (audits, registration strategies and optimisation of portfolios), acquisition of IP rights (checking availability of trademarks for use and registration, risk-limitation strategy, administrative formalities, management of procedures), direct representation before the EUIPO and before the French, German, British, Belgian and Austrian national offices, use of rights (licence agreements, distribution agreements, assignment of rights and joint ownership agreements, co-existence agreements), management of IP portfolios (procedures for renewal and extension, budgetary monitoring) and enforcement of rights (monitoring/Survey, pre-litigation procedures, ADR, litigation).
A local service with the resources of a large organisation
Beau de Loménie Lille works on a day-to-day basis with the firm’s central services based in the Paris head office and have access to all the firm’s databases and the firm’s information system via a secure IT network. Beau de Loménie Lille’s experts thus have the support of the renewal department, the legal service (litigation and contracts), the searching/watch department (part of which is installed in the Lille office) as well as an international network of correspondents; enabling them to complete successfully the tasks assigned by their clients. Beau de Loménie operates as a fully integrated structure. Our clients have access to all the firm’s resources and skills across our full office network. The firm sets up multidisciplinary and multinational teams whenever a case requires it.