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Inlex: playing a leading role
in Industrial Property in France

Award-winning specialist expertise since 1995

Founded in 1995 by Eric SCHAHL and Franck SOUTOUL, INLEX has grown rapidly and now plays a leading role in the area of Intellectual Property both nationally and internationally.

Starting with an initial staff of two, the firm now has 55 people working in Paris and at our regional offices in Bordeaux, Nantes, Cannes, Reims, Beaune and La Rochelle, as well as our international offices in Monaco, Mauritius, Cameroon and Hong Kong.

INLEX has chosen to specialize in the area of protection, defence and promotion of projects involving the creation of trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names, commercial and marketing concepts, and in the area of unfair competition. Since its creation, the firm has consciously excluded patents from its areas of expertise.

Over 25 years of experience

As registered agents in France (INPI), in the European Union (EUIPO) and internationally (WIPO), we are able to work internationally thanks to our network of experts.

Our clients say that we are “different” because we are constantly seeking to boost our knowledge, to keep up to speed with current events and to understand the real issues affecting our clients.

It is this difference that explains why INLEX has continued to grow and why our clients remain loyal to us.

We put this culture of support at the heart of our client offer

Are you seeking advice on your legal strategy for protecting your creations, your trademark, your logo, your concepts, or for defending and optimising the value of your intangible assets? As an industrial property consultancy firm, we support you along the way and guide you step by step, helping you to grow safely and securely.

Our primary objective is to be responsive and offer high quality services. All of our clients are supported by a dedicated team comprising an IP attorney, a legal expert and an assistant, all specialists in their field. A dedicated contact person is appointed for each project, depending on its complexity, to ensure that your interests are fully protected thanks to our expert knowledge of the issues at stake.

  • Our tailored support is assisted by our proprietary Sherpa IP software 
  • INLEX is an accredited training body and we deliver workshops and training courses.

We also publish more than 50 articles per year on various topics related to Intellectual Property. These are published on our Ip-Talk site.

Focus on in-house training

Our teams have access to the most recent developments, the most up-to-date case law and the shared know-how of our senior IP lawyers. Internal training sessions in the form of storytelling or on best practices are organised several times a month.