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Intellectual property attorneys

IP due diligence

Industrial property rights are a key element contributing to the promotion of your innovations. Patents, trademarks or designs constitute intangible property with patrimonial value which must imperatively be assessed in order to allow a comprehensive and realistic valuation of the wealth of businesses, in particular, when those are looking for investors, partners or purchasers.

Intellectual property attorneys
European patent / Unitary patent cost comparator

European patent / Unitary patent cost comparator

Intellectual property attorneys
Startup Pack

To help you secure your intangible assets while remaining focused on your business, Germain Maureau has established the Startup Pack.

Intellectual property attorneys
Blockchain timestamping

Our date and time stamp tool enables the use and storage of your time-sensitive documents (proof of use, prior art, etc.). Whether this be in the context of a legal strategy to maintain your rights, in the fight or defence of counterfeiting, or to protect business secrecy.

From idea to value

Founded 1849, Germain Maureau is one of the oldest intellectual property law firms in France. Today, it is one of the key leaders of the profession of IP Lawyers.

Intellectual property specialist, Germain Maureau advises his clients on legal strategy designed to protect their innovations and to fight against infringement and unfair competition on a global scale.

With over 120 members of staff, of whom some 50 are highly qualified experts, we meet the requirements of our highly diverse clientele (from individuals, start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, public bodies and universities to major international corporations) on the five continents.


Germain Maureau’s DNA

The expertise and proactiveness of our teams has led to Germain Maureau’s reputation being recognised not only by its clients, but more generally in the field of intellectual property law :

No 1. Firm for the registration of French trademarks
Key player in the field of patents
A European leader in the field of intellectual property
Strategically supporting a diversity of businesses and sectors


Maximise your intangible assets

Make intellectual property a major asset in the development of your business and in the long-term.

We offer a range of services tailored to your objectives, whatever the size of your business:

IP expertise
Cross-disciplinary skills


Leader in France and in Europe

Germain Maureau has formed a territorial network that enables it to provide a local service to our clients.

We represent our clients in Europe before the French IP Institute (INPI), the Benelux BOIP, the EPO and the EUIPO and internationally (before the WIPO).

Our offices in Geneva and Lausanne also enable us to appear before the Swiss IP Institute (IPI).

We also work closely with an international network of IP professionals in over 170 countries.