INLEX IP EXPERTISE is an Intellectual Property Law firm specialized in the validation, protection, defense and valorization of projects for the creation of trademarks, designs, copyrights, commercial and marketing concepts, know-how, data…

The firm was created in 1995 by Franck Soutoul and Eric Schahl in Paris, FRANCE.

Being registered representatives in France, Benelux, Monaco, UK, Swizerland, Africa (OAPI), European Union (EUIPO) and in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) we are entitled to act at the international level and our network of the trusted experts enable us to carry out the following actions:


  • Legal analysis of your projects and associated legal risks
  • Recommendation on protection of your rights
  • Recommendation on defense strategy in case of infringement
  • Audits of trademark, design and domain name portfolios
  • Negotiations and agreements/contractual transactions
  • Legal and financial valuation of IP assets
  • Recommendations on optimization of IP right portfolios


  • Prior availability searches
  • Registration and renewal of trademarks, designs and domain names
  • Active watch of your IP rights
  • Oppositions, cancellations and invalidity actions, administrative complaints
  • In use investigations
  • Custom watch and custom surveys
  • Seizures

The expansion of the firm took an international dimension in 2008 with the creation of an office in MONACO and in 2014 with the creation of INLEX AFRICA (today 3 offices: Yaounde/CAMEROON – Ebene Cyber City/MAURITIUS – Casablanca/MOROCCO).

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