IP Excellence Charter
LLR is a signatory to the IP Excellence Charter, which is the national quality charter for IP law firms. This charter defines the practices, behaviours and commitments of firms that choose to adhere to it, with the objective of pursuing a continuous improvement approach to the quality of their services.
The National Quality Charter for IP law firms defines 3 principles, namely
- strategic advice,
- transnational advice (particularly in the implementation of the Unified Patent Jurisdiction) and
- 100% responsible advice.
These principles are accompanied by commitments translated into an action plan.
Each year, members of the Charter must carry out a self-assessment of their firm to check whether their practices comply with the provisions of the IP Excellence Charter and, if necessary, to improve them. This self-assessment covers the ten key points below.
Since 2022, LLR has been part of the pool of experts certified by Bpifrance as part of the deployment of their new programme to strengthen intellectual property within companies. This programme has the dual objective of helping companies develop a relevant intellectual property strategy and enabling managers to better assess the value of their intangible assets.
LLR’s application having been accepted, we are now able to carry out these IP strategy diagnostics, partly financed by Bpifrance.
See our article in French: Offre DIAG Bpifrance : LLR référencé parmi les experts en propriété intellectuelle
Financial Times ranking
Each year, the Financial Times lists the European firms that are recommended for their services, based on recommendations from clients or peers.
In 2022, LLR was listed among the 167 recommended European firms and stood out particularly in the sectors of Electrical Engineering (4 firms recommended in France), Materials & Nanotechnologies (only 2 firms recommended in France) and Mechanical Engineering (5 firms recommended in France), winning a medal in the bronze category in these three sectors.
IP Stars ranking
LLR has been recognised by Managing IP’s American IP Stars ranking in 2021 by listing our firm in “level 3” of recognised patent prosecution firms, i.e. LLR is ranked between the 9th and 14th firm in France.
Managing IP is an IP information website and magazine for IP professionals, operating since 1990. They are the initiators of the IP Stars rankings, which identify experts for advice on intellectual property matters.
Since 2019, LLR has been listed among the best IP consultancies by the Leaders League group, publisher of the magazine “Décideurs”. Each year, a ranking is drawn up according to four rating categories: unavoidable, excellent, strong reputation and reputed practice.
In 2022, our expertise and the investment of our teams have enabled us to be rated “Excellent” in the following areas: Patents (general); Electronics, telecoms & new technologies patents; Chemistry, biotech & life sciences patents; Physics, mechanics & construction patents; Trademarks, designs & models.