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IP professionals

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Beau de Loménie brings together about 70  patent and trademark attorneys, engineers and lawyers.

They assist their clients to protect, optimize, defend and enhance the value of their IP (patents, trademarks, design, copyright and domain names).

Our IP Attorneys are helped by experienced paralegals skilled for IP offices procedures. They also get the assistance of Beau de Loménie’s integrated services including filing departments (patents), filing and renewal department (trademarks and designs), annuities department, monitoring and research department, translation department.

Sector-based teams

Chemistry

CONTACT THE CHEMISTRY TEAM

Beau de Loménie’s chemistry team covers a very wide range of skills. Its specialists support the firm’s clients in highly varied fields:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Materials chemistry
  • Applied chemistry
  • Petrochemicals
  • Metallurgy and alloys
  • Environmental engineering
  • Nuclear
  • Mineral chemistry
  • Cosmetics
  • Polymers

Construction / Materials

CONTACT THE CONSTRUCTION / MATERIALS TEAM

The construction / materials team devotes itself to supporting French and international groups in the field of construction and civil engineering in the following areas:

  • Building and public works
  • Shipbuilding
  • Mining
  • Railways
  • Industrial engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Materials physics
  • Composite materials
  • Port infrastructure

Electricity / Electronics

CONTACT THE ELECTRICITY / ELECTRONICS TEAM

Beau de Loménie’s team proposes an overall service for the protection of inventions in the fields of electricity and electronics. Its specialised engineers work in numerous fields:

  • Semiconductors and integrated circuits
  • Electrical signal processing
  • Electronic devices
  • Aeronautics / Space
  • Electrical equipment
  • Connection technology
  • Lighting
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electro-mechanical engineering
  • Imaging and medical equipment
  • Electric motors
  • Production, transport and distribution of electricity
  • Superconductivity
  • Defence systems

Mechanics / Physics

CONTACT THE MECHANICS / PHYSICS TEAM

Beau de Loménie’s mechanics/physics team advises numerous groups and SMEs in the most varied fields:

  • Furnishing
  • Armaments
  • Automotive
  • Packaging
  • Mining
  • Railways
  • Toys and games
  • Materials handling
  • Composite materials
  • Agricultural and winemaking equipment
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy
  • Combustion engines
  • Plastics technology
  • Prosthesis
  • Robotics
  • Textiles
  • Acoustics
  • Sensors and measurement
  • Thermal
  • Thermodynamics
  • Nanotechnologies

Life sciences / Pharmaceuticals

CONTACT THE LIFE SCIENCES / PHARMACEUTICALS TEAM

Life sciences are revolutionising daily life in the field of health, as well as in the agri-food sector. The firm’s life Sciences and pharmaceuticals team is multidisciplinary, in order to cover all innovations in the fields of biotechnologies and pharmaceutical chemistry:

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Cellular biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic therapy
  • Agricultural biotechnologies
  • Agricultural chemistry

Telecoms / New technologies

CONTACT THE TELECOMS / NEW TECHNOLOGIES TEAM

Technological progress in new technologies and telecoms is taking place at a very rapid rate. Beau de Loménie’s Telecoms / New Technologies team closely follows the latest developments in all technologies, such as:

  • Mobile telephony
  • Telecoms networks
  • Internet
  • Fast broadband solutions
  • Computer hardware
  • Software
  • Image processing systems

Cross-disciplinary teams

Anti-counterfeiting measures

CONTACT THE LEGAL TEAM (ANTI-COUNTERFEITING)

Global, often clever and stealthy, counterfeiting is a serious problem for numerous companies. Beau de Lomenie’s team of specialists assists you in combating the manufacture, importation and distribution of counterfeit products.

Beau de Loménie works closely with the client, helping in the detecting and seizing of counterfeit products, and providing support in any resulting disputes.

  • Verification of rights
  • Seizures of counterfeit products (preparation of requests, assistance to enforcement officials in seizure procedures, etc.)
  • Multiple synchronised seizures
  • Collaboration with French and foreign customs officials in the monitoring of imports of counterfeit products
  • Assistance in tracing the distribution networks and origins of products
  • Prevention: technological monitoring of competitors, introduction of monitoring systems and tracing of distribution networks

Contracts and litigation

CONTACT THE LEGAL TEAM (CONTRACTS AND LITIGATION)

The contracts and litigation department consists of trained lawyers and experts in law who support the interventions of specialist consultants in the areas of patents, trademarks and designs.

The contracts and litigation team has long practical experience of contracts relating to the exploitation of IP rights, which can prove to be complex particularly for patents. On behalf of companies and major international groups they draft and establish contracts that cover the communication of know-how and transfers of patents, licences, research agreements and confidentiality undertakings, development co-operation agreements, etc.

They work in partnership with the teams of patent attorneys in the preparation and handling of disputes.

The contracts and litigation department also constantly monitors the legal situation in France and abroad.

Audits

CONTACT THE LEGAL TEAM (AUDITS)

Beau de Loménie’s teams specialising in audits and valuation of IP rights contain engineers and lawyers specifically trained to handle these complex matters.

Their combination of skills allows them to conduct audits and valuations of IP rights in the context of acquisitions or disposals of companies, increases in capital/rights issues, pledges of collateral or the arrival of new shareholders.

Training

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Beau de Loménie is a certified training provider. At the request of its clients the firm designs and implements awareness-raising and training programmes with regard to IP at all levels of clients’ companies.

Drawing upon its wide experience of training, the firm has developed flexible, powerful teaching tools that can be adapted to the particular needs of each company.

The training offered by the firm can range from the straightforward raising of employee awareness with respect to intellectual property to organising high-level technical conferences covering specific technological and legal issues.

The firm can also train legal departments in the organisation of the company’s IP hub and how to handle invention declaration procedures and remuneration of employee-inventors.

Monitoring and research

CONTACT THE MONITORING AND SEARCH TEAM

The firm has an integrated research department to carry out prior art searches, freedom-to-operate searches and technological monitoring.

Exclusive databases are systematically updated so that the four engineers in our monitoring and research department can follow in great detail the latest technological developments in great detail.

The firm’s clients can have regular access to reports on the technological activity of their competitors (patents filed, scientific publications) in the form of databases that can be supplemented by staff in their own R&D and IP departments. The firm can also provide detailed mapping of the geographical and technological range of protection established by your competitors, permitting clients to observe the regions and techniques they are developing.

Lastly, the monitoring and research team has access to numerous databases for researching trademarks and domain names. The firm also has the capacity to carry out availability searches and to monitor developments in competitors’ activities in relation to designs.

Translation

CONTACT THE TRANSLATION DEPARTEMENT

Beau de Lomenie’s translation department is organised in a practical and efficient way around a core team of four staff translators who only handle a percentage of all the firm’s translation work. To cater for the entire workload in all fields, the firm has also trained up external translators in IP terminology.

The firm’s translation department is available to its French and foreign clients. The translators benefit from the support offered by the firm’s UK and German patent and trademark attorneys for translations into their respective languages.

Regular exacting quality controls are performed on the translators’ work, which includes grading and proofreading their work.

Design

CONTACT THE DESIGN DEPARTEMENT

Two professional designers are available to work up graphical representations of Beau de Lomenie’s clients’ inventions and creations so they can be incorporated into patent specifications or filed as designs.

IP management and administration

Patent filing and annuities

The acquisition and maintenance of IP rights attached to patents requires constant close monitoring.

The patent filing and annuities department gives Beau de Lomenie’s patent attorneys support in accomplishing these administrative procedures all over the world, as well as setting up and managing online patent filling systems.

Contacts:

Trademark and design filing and renewal

The acquisition and renewal of IP rights attached to trademarks and designs requires constant close monitoring. The trademark and design filing and renewal department gives the firm’s legal experts support, facilitating the management of these administrative procedures throughout the world.

Contact: Aurélia MARIE

Domain name registration and maintenance

The registration and renewal of domain names requires constant close monitoring. The domain name registration and renewal department undertakes these administrative procedures worldwide.

Contact: Aurélia MARIE