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

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

1890

1898

10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES created the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES created the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
1898
10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES created the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
10th January 1898, Antoine LAVOIX and Louis MOSES created the International Office of Patents LAVOIX and MOSES in Paris.
Both engineers, they use their skills to protect any technical innovation. Great names of French industrials asked for their services such as Professor Edouard BRANLY, the SERPOLLET brothers, the PEUGEOT brothers...
1900

1909

The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the great church of Ste Trinité, where they remain to this day.
The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the great church of Ste Trinité, where they remain to this day.
1909
The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the great church of Ste Trinité, where they remain to this day.
The offices are transferred to 2 place d’Estienne d’Orves (formerly 2 rue Blanche) beside the great church of Ste Trinité, where they remain to this day.
1940

1940

Branch office established in Lyon.
Branch office established in Lyon.
1940
Branch office established in Lyon.
Branch office established in Lyon.

1948

LAVOIX is 50 and has more than 30 employees.
LAVOIX is 50 and has more than 30 employees.
1948
LAVOIX is 50 and has more than 30 employees.
LAVOIX is 50 and has more than 30 employees.
This number will keep increasing thanks to the development of industry in the fields of chemistry, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
1990

1998

On its 100 anniversary, LAVOIX had over 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and lawyers.
On its 100 anniversary, LAVOIX had over 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and lawyers.
1998
On its 100 anniversary, LAVOIX had over 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and lawyers.
On its 100 anniversary, LAVOIX had over 150 employees, including intellectual property attorneys, technology specialists and lawyers.
2000

2007

Affiliation between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialized in electronics.
Affiliation between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialized in electronics.
2007
Affiliation between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialized in electronics.
Affiliation between LAVOIX and JP COLAS, a patent and trademark firm specialized in electronics.
This enables LAVOIX to grow and build up its expertise in the field of electronics.

2008

Alliance with BINN & ASSOCIES, law firm specialized in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
Alliance with BINN & ASSOCIES, law firm specialized in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
2008
Alliance with BINN & ASSOCIES, law firm specialized in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
Alliance with BINN & ASSOCIES, law firm specialized in intellectual property and contract law, renamed LAVOIX Avocats.
This merger has allowed LAVOIX to become the first French full service provider in Intellectual Property. The same year, Managing IP, the international IP journal, ranked LAVOIX as « France Prosecution IP firm of the Year ».

2009

LAVOIX opens a new office in Munich (Germany), home of the European Patent Office.
LAVOIX opens a new office in Munich (Germany), home of the European Patent Office.
2009
LAVOIX opens a new office in Munich (Germany), home of the European Patent Office.
LAVOIX opens a new office in Munich (Germany), home of the European Patent Office.
LAVOIX begins its development in Europe while continuing its regional development in France with the opening of offices in Toulouse. At the same time, LAVOIX was certified ISO 9001:2008 for all its offices and activities in Intellectual Property. The firm is thus part of a quality approach that guarantees its clients a uniform treatment of their request regardless of the person contacted in the firm.
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 magazine.
LAVOIX opens an office in Rennes and receives, for the second time, the "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" award from Managing IP magazine.
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 magazine.
LAVOIX opens an office in Rennes and receives, for the second time, the "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" award from Managing IP magazine.
A pleasant reward for the LAVOIX teams, which underlines not only their daily commitment to serving clients, but also the firm's ability to adapt to new economic challenges.

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 annual study measures the evolution of Intellectual Property (IP) practices within companies and public bodies in France. Since then, LAVOIX has been carrying out this study every year, to which more than 300 IP professionals in French companies and public bodies have responded.

2013

LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise were once again recognized when the firm was awarded the "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" trophy by Managing IP.
LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise were once again recognized when the firm was awarded the "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" trophy by Managing IP.
2013
LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise were once again recognized when the firm was awarded the "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" trophy by Managing IP.
LAVOIX’s know-how and expertise were once again recognized when the firm was awarded the "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" trophy by Managing IP.
LAVOIX is also continuing its development and expanding its national coverage in France by opening an office in Lille.

2014

LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes and opens an office in Grenoble.
LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes and opens an office in Grenoble.
2014
LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes and opens an office in Grenoble.
LAVOIX strengthens its presence in Rhône-Alpes and opens an office in Grenoble.
That same year, LAVOIX received the "Regional Award - EPO firm of the year" from Managing IP, and became the law firm of the year for its work with the European Patent Office. LAVOIX also received the Golden Trophy awarded by Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit magazine in the category: "Patent Attorney".

2015

LAVOIX is once again recognized as "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" by Managing IP magazine.
LAVOIX is once again recognized as "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" by Managing IP magazine.
2015
LAVOIX is once again recognized as "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" by Managing IP magazine.
LAVOIX is once again recognized as "France Prosecution IP firm of the Year" by Managing IP magazine.
This award, the 4th since 2008, rewards the Intellectual Property firm that has been able to shine on its market through references, customer relations, innovative aspect, or leadership during the past year. The same year, LAVOIX was awarded the Golden Trophy in the category "Trademarks Attorneys", a few months after receiving the same award in Patent.

2016

LAVOIX continues its development and opens offices in Nantes and Nice.
LAVOIX continues its development and opens offices in Nantes and Nice.
2016
LAVOIX continues its development and opens offices in Nantes and Nice.
LAVOIX continues its development and opens offices in Nantes and Nice.

2017

After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its coverage of the European territory and opens an office in Milan, Italy.
After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its coverage of the European territory and opens an office in Milan, Italy.
2017
After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its coverage of the European territory and opens an office in Milan, Italy.
After opening an office in Munich (Germany) in 2009, LAVOIX expands its coverage of the European territory and opens an office in Milan, Italy.
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LAVOIXは全ての事業所における知的財産権に関わる 業務全般において2008年にISO9001認証を取得致しました。