INLEX MANAGEMENT EUROPE & AFRICA
Your Gateway to the European and African Intellectual Property World.
ABOUT OUR FIRM
A Local Expertise with a Global Mindset.
INLEX Management Europe and Africa (MEA), originally a European intellectual property firm founded in Paris, has been assisting firms and companies in protection, defense and valorization of their IP assets in Europe since 1995, and in Africa since 2014.
With regional expertise in 28 European countries and all 54 African countries, we are in a position to legally support you on any new brand project, inventive innovation or marketing concept you would like to export in either or both of those two continents that are worth protecting.
We are strategically present as a unique hub for Europe, Africa and Asia.
With offices in France, Switzerland, Monaco, Mauritius, Cameroun, Morocco and China (Hong Kong), we have built our presence across 3 key continents. Backed by a multicultural team of experienced IP attorneys, lawyers and paralegals supporting our strong, reliable and sustainable network. Our strategic services meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients - from small startups to large firms - and protect their IP assets.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES IN EUROPE
The European economy is characterized by abundance, in which a multitude of providers wrestle in a limited space. In order to succeed in this hyper-competitive, globalized and dense economic environment, the best strategy is to add more value to a product or service that is differentiated by its branded and innovative nature.
It is the reason why intellectual property is one of the key factors of the European economic growth.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES IN AFRICA
African countries can present great challenges when it comes to protecting your Intellectual Property assets. Our local presence with a selected network and experience duplicated from European style lean management is key to attain and maintain a high quality of service.
Africa is full of opportunities due to the growth of both its population and digitalization.
25 years of expertise and counting.
Since 1995, we have led and assisted foreign companies in implementing robust intellectual property strategies to gain competitiveness in the European market.
We are IP Representatives in all 28 countries of the European Union as well as in Switzerland and Monaco. With the relationships built over the years with other firms, we are also able to work via a sub-agency process.
We are registered representatives in West Africa since 2014. In terms of trademark & patent applications, the majority of the 54 countries on the continent are divided in major regions ruled by two organizations over the individual protections:
OAPI (in green) - African Intellectual Property Organization which counts a total of 17 countries.
ARIPO (in yellow) - The African Regional Intellectual Property has 19 member countries.
Rest of Africa (in grey) - requires individual national procedures.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR ASSETS
Protect your brand.
Protect your invention.
Protect your drawings.
Protect your idea.
Protect your name.
WHAT WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON
Our expert team has up to 25 years of experience with common standards between the two regions.
An effective client response strategy to deliver the highest standards of care at a time when the client most needs it.
Our clients’ best interests are always at the forefront of our legal minds by considering their business goals.
Demanding clients deserve creative solutions for their legal needs. That’s where we come in by going over legal standards.
We understand that every business requires a different strategy and we search for the best advisory path.
We focus on doing the work we like and delivering outstanding outcomes based on your expectations.
Our innovative pricing model means we can tailor fair options to your needs.
We use proprietary technology to provide a better and faster service recording all of our exchanges.
OUR SENIOR LEGAL TEAM
EU Trademark Lawyer
Country Manager & Partner
OAPI Trademark & Patent Attorney
EU Trademark Lawyer
OUR MANAGEMENT TOOL: SHERPA-IP
SHERPA-IP is our proprietary digital & interactive platform that we developed in-house and that allows you to:
Access all your filing details and invoices online.
Gain visibility on all communications and supporting exchanges.
Download and review all necessary documents.