Avoxa CPI is a firm of Trademark and Design Lawyers, part of the Avoxa group, founded in 2013. The company was formed to provide a comprehensive range of intellectual property consulting and legal services - something only previously available within the Paris region.
Avoxa has built long-standing partnerships with innovative businesses and local authorities. Its work covers all aspects of the project design and development phases (acquisition of rights, contracts, rights portfolio management in France, Europe and worldwide, and legal assistance and support for trademark and design disputes). Avoxa CPI provides clients with comprehensive industrial protection strategy management support.
AVOXA CPI builds a close relationship with its customers, with emphasis on responsiveness, transparency and quality.
AVOXA CPI works out of premises in the towns of Rennes and Brest in order make the most of its Breton roots. However, this regional proximity does not prevent AVOXA CPI from helping companies that wish to export and develop their innovations internationally, while keeping a local connection.
AVOXA works with many correspondents all over the world: Europe, Asia, Central America, Latin America, Oceania and Africa, thanks to its active participation in the ADVOC network.
Thanks to this network, it can offer customers a range of services provided by professionals with in-depth knowledge of foreign law. Wide-ranging and cross-border files are managed by our teams daily.
Avoxa CPI is able to provide advice on all matters relating to distinctive signs (trademarks, domain names, company names, trading names, brands, controlled designations of origin and other elements of origin, etc.), as well as copyright, industrial designs, and any other intellectual property matters.
We have extensive protection experience and a broad network of agents operating in this field (trademarks, industrial designs, domain names). Our services in these areas cover France, Europe and the rest of the world. We will assist you throughout the intellectual property process, providing advice on issues such as evidence of use for trademark protection purposes or renewal decisions for all rights-related matters.
Avoxa CPI is able to represent your interests in opposition cases (INPI, OHIM) and appeals against examination office decisions (Court of Appeal or other appeal bodies). As trademark and design lawyers, we can also assist you in infringement cases and help you collect evidence of infringement. Our close partnership with Avoxa means that Avoxa CPI is able to work directly with lawyers.
- Searches for prior existence
- Writing trademark labels, filing applications with approved offices in France and abroad
- Monitoring application administration procedures
- Managing and monitoring oppositions
- Assistance related to confiscation for counterfeiting and to litigation
- Brand claim actions
- Brand portfolio audits
- Usage surveys
Designs and models
- Writing patent applications for designs and models, filing applications with approved offices in France and abroad
- Monitoring application procedures
- Assistance related to confiscation for counterfeiting and to litigation
- Writing and negotiating transfer contracts, licence contracts, co-ownership contracts
- Consortium agreements
- Company transfers (portfolio audit, due diligence)
- Writing general terms and conditions of sale
- Writing competition rules
- Reservation of domain names
- Portfolio monitoring
- Assistance within the framework of retrieval (purchase/sale)
- Recognition of rights, assistance within the framework of dating pieces of work
- Assistance related to litigation
- Advice on the status of certain pieces of work (do they belong to the employer or the employee?)
- Database licencing
- Protection and processing of personal data (CNIL)
Meet the team
European Trademark and Design Attorney / Associate
Benoît Lebreton has nearly 15 years' experience in intellectual property law.
He received the INPI qualification in trademark, design and model law in 2009 and is an OHIM representative.
Initially a legal expert in a law firm and then a European Trademark and Design attorney, he has wide-ranging expertise in issues relating to trademarks, copyrights, designs, models and domain names, and his involves consulting or litigation cases.
He also has a particular liking for legal issues related to databases and processing of personal data.
He is part of the selection committee for the "BRETAGNE" trademark and provides customers with numerous "bespoke" training sessions.
European Trademark and Design Attorney
After ten years in industrial property consulting firms in Paris and the West of France, Hortense Mouget joined the AVOXA CPI team in September 2014.
Hortense Mouget holds a Masters in Private Law from Exeter (2002-2003) and a diploma in Intellectual Property, Industrial Agreements and New Technology Law, which she obtained in 2004 (CUERPI – Grenoble).
Her academic path and past experiences in French consulting companies with international scope have allowed her to develop in-depth knowledge of intellectual property in France and abroad.
Paralegal – Trademark assistant
Legal assistant since 2002, Caroline holds a diploma from ENADEP (1st and 2nd cycle).
Caroline joined AVOXA CPI in 2013 as trademark assistant after working in the AVOXA law firm as assistant in information technology and telecommunications law. She has a Trademark Assistant Certificate awarded by INPI in 2015.
Caroline is responsible for the administrative management of customers' brand portfolios. She also looks after the running of the firm from many angles – administration, accounting, human resources, etc.
handled by the firm
Retrieval and defence of domain names
Monitoring the negotiation and/or retrieval of a domain name in favour of one of our customers who did not reserve in time an extension liable to be of interest to it and which is owned by a third party abroad. Our authority allows us to act to file complaints on-line to speed up the retrieval process.
Defending one of our clients specialised in clothes design, which had identified a counterfeit a third party was using. We have the authority to declare the counterfeit in relationship with bailiffs and then to prepare the procedure allowing our client to assert its rights in court whilst ensuring the prior protection of their rights.
Intellectual property consulting and defence
Assisting a customer specialised in making and selling food products for supermarkets: advising the customer in terms of packaging in view of competition rights, guiding the customer in terms of which form of protection to use, filing the relevant rights (3D designs, models and trademarks, for example), and defending the customer in the event of copying from competitors.
Brand management all over the world
Managing the international portfolio of a company specialised in making handling tools. Our job was to check the availability of a brand name, file it, justify its use whenever necessary, renew it, and manage any licences or transfers, all over the world.
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Avoxa law firm
Founded in 2007, AVOXA employs 100 people, of which over 50 lawyers working in the following areas: fiscal law, company and structure law, business law, intellectual property law, labour and social protection law, public law, real estate law, contract law and civil law.
Thanks to this general expertise, AVOXA can provide its customers (companies, public authorities, associations, foundations and individuals) effective and wide-ranging advice.
AVOXA CPI is the special partner of the AVOXA network for all issues concerning trademark law, design, model and domain name law, database or personal data protection law. AVOXA CPI and AVOXA teams thus work together regularly on shared files.
Find out more on www.avoxa.fr
Proud to be Breton
AVOXA is a partner of the Marque Bretagne trademark, the purpose of which is to promote the region of Brittany.
AVOXA and Marque Bretagne naturally share the same values: commitment, sense of collective belonging, open-mindedness and imagination. The aim is to give Brittany more visibility and appeal by promoting and enhancing its dynamic image.