Browse through the main dates that have marked and shaped the history of LAVOIX.

Since 1898, LAVOIX has been assisting companies in protectingdefending and valuing their intellectual property rights. Here is a review of the main dates that have marked the history of the firm (click on the title to see the detail):

years 1890

1898

On 10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES create the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
On 10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES create the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
1898
On 10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES create the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
On 10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES create the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
Both qualified engineers, they use their skills to protect any technical innovations they are presented with, providing their services to some of the great names of French industry such as Professor Edouard BRANLY, the SERPOLLET brothers, the PEUGEOT brothers...
years 1900

1909

The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the Sainte-Trinité church, where they still are today.
The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the Sainte-Trinité church, where they still are today.
1909
The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the Sainte-Trinité church, where they still are today.
The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the Sainte-Trinité church, where they still are today.
years 1940

1940

LAVOIX sets up an office in Lyon.
LAVOIX sets up an office in Lyon.
1940
LAVOIX sets up an office in Lyon.
LAVOIX sets up an office in Lyon.

1948

LAVOIX turns 50 years old and has more than 30 employees.
LAVOIX turns 50 years old and has more than 30 employees.
1948
LAVOIX turns 50 years old and has more than 30 employees.
LAVOIX turns 50 years old and has more than 30 employees.
This number will keep increasing in the context of industrial developments in the fields of chemistry, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
years 1990

1998

On its 100th anniversary, LAVOIX has more than 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and legal counsels.
On its 100th anniversary, LAVOIX has more than 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and legal counsels.
1998
On its 100th anniversary, LAVOIX has more than 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and legal counsels.
On its 100th anniversary, LAVOIX has more than 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and legal counsels.
years 2000

2007

Merger between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialised in electronics.
Merger between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialised in electronics.
2007
Merger between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialised in electronics.
Merger between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialised in electronics.
This enables LAVOIX to pursue its growth and sharpen its expertise in the field of electronics.

2008

Merger with BINN & ASSOCIES, a law firm specialised in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
Merger with BINN & ASSOCIES, a law firm specialised in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
2008
Merger with BINN & ASSOCIES, a law firm specialised in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
Merger with BINN & ASSOCIES, a law firm specialised in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
This merger allows LAVOIX to become the first French full service provider in Intellectual Property. The same year, the international IP journal ‘Managing IP’, ranked LAVOIX as “France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year”.

2009

LAVOIX opens an office in Munich (Germany), hosting the headquarters of the European Patent Office, thus beginning its development in Europe while continuing its regional development in France with the opening of an office in Toulouse.
LAVOIX opens an office in Munich (Germany), hosting the headquarters of the European Patent Office, thus beginning its development in Europe while continuing its regional development in France with the opening of an office in Toulouse.
2009
LAVOIX opens an office in Munich (Germany), hosting the headquarters of the European Patent Office, thus beginning its development in Europe while continuing its regional development in France with the opening of an office in Toulouse.
LAVOIX opens an office in Munich (Germany), hosting the headquarters of the European Patent Office, thus beginning its development in Europe while continuing its regional development in France with the opening of an office in Toulouse.
Also in 2009, LAVOIX is certified ISO 9001:2008 for all its offices and activities in Intellectual Property, confirming the firm’s commitment to quality and guaranteeing its clients a seamless processing of their request regardless of the person contacted inthroughout the firm.
years 2010

2011

LAVOIX opens an office in Rennes and receives, for the second time, the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" award from ‘Managing IP’.
LAVOIX opens an office in Rennes and receives, for the second time, the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" award from ‘Managing IP’.
2011
LAVOIX opens an office in Rennes and receives, for the second time, the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" award from ‘Managing IP’.
LAVOIX opens an office in Rennes and receives, for the second time, the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" award from ‘Managing IP’.

2012

LAVOIX launches the Intellectual Property Barometer.
LAVOIX launches the Intellectual Property Barometer.
2012
LAVOIX launches the Intellectual Property Barometer.
LAVOIX launches the Intellectual Property Barometer.
This yearly survey reviews the thrends in Intellectual Property (IP) practices within companies and public bodies in France. Since then, LAVOIX has been carrying out this study every year, receiving responses from more than 300 IP professionals in French companies and public institutions.

2013

LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise are once again recognised when the firm is awarded the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" trophy by ‘Managing IP’.
LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise are once again recognised when the firm is awarded the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" trophy by ‘Managing IP’.
2013
LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise are once again recognised when the firm is awarded the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" trophy by ‘Managing IP’.
LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise are once again recognised when the firm is awarded the "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" trophy by ‘Managing IP’.
LAVOIX continues its development and expansion of its national coverage in France by opening an office in Lille.

2014

LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes with the opening of an office in Grenoble.
LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes with the opening of an office in Grenoble.
2014
LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes with the opening of an office in Grenoble.
LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes with the opening of an office in Grenoble.
The same year, LAVOIX receives the "Regional Award - EPO Firm of the Year" from ‘Managing IP’, and is named “Law Firm of the Year for its work with the European Patent Office”. LAVOIX also receives the Golden Trophy awarded by the magazine ‘Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit’ in the category: "Industrial Property Attorneys: patents".

2015

LAVOIX is once again recognised as "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" by ‘Managing IP’.
LAVOIX is once again recognised as "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" by ‘Managing IP’.
2015
LAVOIX is once again recognised as "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" by ‘Managing IP’.
LAVOIX is once again recognised as "France Prosecution IP Firm of the Year" by ‘Managing IP’.
This trophy, the firm’s 4th since 2008, is awarded to the Intellectual Property firm which has stood out from its competitors in terms of references, client relations, innovation or leadership during the past year. The same year, LAVOIX is awarded the Golden Trophy in the category "Industrial Property Attorneys: Trademarks", only a few months after receiving the same award for patents.

2016

LAVOIX continues its development in France with the opening of branch offices in Nantes and Nice.
LAVOIX continues its development in France with the opening of branch offices in Nantes and Nice.
2016
LAVOIX continues its development in France with the opening of branch offices in Nantes and Nice.
LAVOIX continues its development in France with the opening of branch offices in Nantes and Nice.

2017

After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its European coverage with the opening of an office in Milan, Italy.
After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its European coverage with the opening of an office in Milan, Italy.
2017
After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its European coverage with the opening of an office in Milan, Italy.
After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its European coverage with the opening of an office in Milan, Italy.
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Certification ISO 9001:2008 applicable to all the IP attorney activities and for all its offices.