Since 1898, LAVOIX has been assisting companies in all business areas and technical fields in protecting, defending and valuing their intellectual property rights.

LAVOIX has offices in France (Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Rennes, Lille, Nantes, Nice and Grenoble), in Germany (Munich) and in Italy (Milan).

News

Publications

Storming MONT BLANC– between non-use and fraud

Storming MONT BLANC– between non-use and fraud

Rennes Court of Appeal, October 6, 2020, decision N° 16/05278
The French firm MONT BLANC established in the food industry is well-known for its creamy-desserts, and is notably the trademark owner of the French brand MONT BLANC, registered for several products and services in classes 5; 29 ; 30 ; 31 ; 32 ; 33 ; 35 ; 42 ; 43 ; 44 and 45.

Events

UNIFAB - 23rd European Forum of Intellectual Property

UNIFAB - 23rd European Forum of Intellectual Property

5 - 6 April 2018
Meet Camille PECNARD and Pierre-Emmanuel MEYNARD (French attorneys-at-law) during the 23rd European Forum of Intellectual Property organised by UNIFAB in Paris on the following theme: "What new tools, what original ways, what unusual actors to protect intelligence?".
Compulsory registration via UNIFAB.

Storming MONT BLANC– between non-use and fraud

Storming MONT BLANC– between non-use and fraud

Rennes Court of Appeal, October 6, 2020, decision N° 16/05278
The French firm MONT BLANC established in the food industry is well-known for its creamy-desserts, and is notably the trademark owner of the French brand MONT BLANC, registered for several products and services in classes 5; 29 ; 30 ; 31 ; 32 ; 33 ; 35 ; 42 ; 43 ; 44 and 45.

Changes of the rules regarding the inventor designation at the epo

Changes of the rules regarding the inventor designation at the epo

Currently, the EPO sends, according to Rule 19(3) EPC, to each inventor mentioned in a European Patent application a letter including information about the application, in particular the number of the European patent application and the name of the applicant. For that purpose, the EPO requires the complete addresses of the inventors.

Brexit and supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for medicaments in UK

Brexit and supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for medicaments in UK

The transition period following Brexit ended on 30th December 2020.
“The Patents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019” which brings the EU legislation (Regulation No 469/2009) into the UK – with some adjustments to make the legislation UK-specific - and “The Supplementary Protection Certificates (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020” have now entered into force.

The In-House Lawyer - Spring 2019

The In-House Lawyer - Spring 2019

Discover an article from Camille PECNARD and Alix CAPELY : overview of case law on the collection of evidence in IP cases in France.

Baromètre de la PI™ - Edition 2018

Baromètre de la PI™ - Edition 2018

Pour la 7e année consécutive LAVOIX dévoile les résultats 2018 de son baromètre de la Propriété Intellectuelle. Etude menée auprès des responsables PI (372 répondants cette année), elle permet ainsi chaque année d’apporter un éclairage sur le rôle, la stratégie, l’activité, mais aussi les investissements, les enjeux et perspectives de la PI au sein des entreprises et des organismes de recherche ou d’animation économique français.

UNIFAB - 23rd European Forum of Intellectual Property

UNIFAB - 23rd European Forum of Intellectual Property

5 - 6 April 2018
Meet Camille PECNARD and Pierre-Emmanuel MEYNARD (French attorneys-at-law) during the 23rd European Forum of Intellectual Property organised by UNIFAB in Paris on the following theme: "What new tools, what original ways, what unusual actors to protect intelligence?".
Compulsory registration via UNIFAB.

Young EPLAW - Annual Congress

Young EPLAW - Annual Congress

16 April 2018
Pierre-Emmanuel MEYNARD, Attorney-at-law since 2014, will be attending the Young EPLAW Congress (European Patent Lawyers Association), in Brussels, Belgium. This event is a unique opportunity to meet young lawyers from all over Europe and discuss European patent law.

VPP Spring Meeting

VPP Spring Meeting

26 - 27 April 2018
Meet Anne FRANCASTEL, European patent attorney, at the VPP Spring meeting, Association of Intellectual Property Experts, in Stuttgart, Germany.

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