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Lawyers network in the Netherlands.


Lawyers network in Germany.


Lawyers network in Belgium and Luxemburg.

Centre Paul Roubier

The Paul Roubier Center : on going and vocational training in intellectual, industrial, litterary property and artistic ownership law in Lyon. Lecture and research, training in patents, trademarks, industrial designs, biotechnologies.


The International Study Center of Intellectual Property attached to the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg trains experts in Intellectual Property law.


A non-exclusive network of law firms and European patent attorneys.


Web site of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.


Website of CentraleSupélec.


Francavoka is a network of French lawyers.


INPI is a public body under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Finances and Employment. INPI issues patents, trademarks, industrial designs and provides access to information on industrial property.


The official web site of the European Patent Office, the European authority in charge of examining and granting European patents. The Web Site provides access to the European Patent Convention and to the European Patent Register.


Created in 1993, The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market is in charge of the registration of the community trademarks and industrial designs, …


The World Intellectual Property Organization deals with the international harmonization of trademarks, patents, inventions, industrial designs, geographical indications, appellation of origin, origin of source, copyright, related rights, piracy, arbitration, …

Réseau CURIE

C.U.R.I.E. network Association dealing with the valorisation of research and technology transfer.

IESF Société des Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France

Website of IESF

Prior art search

The goal of the tool that is at your disposal is to allow those who wish to apply for an IP right (design, trademark or patent) to easily go through preliminary searches.

By using this tool, you shall be able to set aside projects that can obviously not be protected because of prior art.

Indeed, it is highly recommended to contact a specialist to go through a deeper analysis on projects which prima facie are not hampered by prior art, or to validate your first assumptions. This will save you time and will allow you to reduce the acquisition costs of IP rights.

IMPORTANT: By using this tool, you expressly accept the following terms:

No liability: LOYER & ABELLO shall never be held liable for the relevancy, the completeness and the correctness of prior art searches as well as shall never be held liable of the content of Websites accessible through this tool.

The use of this tool shall not replace assistance of an IP specialist and is done at the own risks of the user. By no means LOYER & ABELLO shall be sued for liability for, notably, and not limited to, any issue of validity or freedom of use of an IP right applied for following these searches. Consequently, every users shall bear the whole risk resulting from the use of this tool.

Restriction of use: LOYER & ABELLO allows the use of this tool solely for exclusively private searches, excluding professional use (that is, provision of service in the field of IP done for a third party).

LOYER & ABELLO let you use three different applications of this tool:

Patent preliminary searches
Design preliminary searches
Trademark preliminary searches

Legal Search

Conseil d’Etat

The Conseil d’Etat website provides access to the Conseil d’Etat reports and case-laws.

Cour de cassation

The website of the court of cassation provides access to the Newsletter of the court and to the main rulings.

INPI Case law database

Website managed by INPI for consultation of French IP Case law.

Jurisprudence de l’OEB

This website managed by EPO includes all decisions of the Office.


This website is devoted to the legal aspects of the internet, IT and telecommunications.


Public service of access to right. The basics of French Law. The Official Journal since 1990. Complete texts of codes, collective agreements and laws and decrees since 1978.

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