About us

EGYP was founded in 1985 and is recognized as one of the most prestigious intellectual property firms in France. The firm is 50-strong, with offices in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse and Alicante and advises on all of aspects of intellectual property.  Mindful of each client’s specific scientific, operational and commercial needs, EGYP guides its clients in the strategic worlwide management of their intellectual property rights to maximize the value of these rights long term.

We are affiliated with the law firm Testu, Hill, Henry-Gaboriau & Partners which allows us to provide our clients with a full intellectual property and commercial  law service.

6 Reasons why you should choose EGYP

30 years of experience representing challenging clients

30 years of experience representing challenging clients

Since it was founded in 1985, EGYP has always strived to maintain the excellent standards set by its founders, Ernest Gutmann and Yves Plasseraud.

The consistent high quality of EGYP’s services is recognized not just in France, but throughout the world.

Our clients include some of the biggest laboratories, research centres, innovative SMEs and large multinational groups, all of whom trust us with the management of their intellectual property rights.

Innovative SMEs and large multinational groups alike know that at EGYP they will find trusted advisors on hand to deliver solutions tailored to each client’s particular needs.

A force to be reckoned with – in Europe and around the world

A force to be reckoned with – in Europe and around the world

Intellectual property rights are by their nature international.

Not only do our clients benefit from the many advantages of having offices in strategic locations, we also provide a multi-lingual service which includes English, French, German and Spanish.

Our business extends far beyond Europe, we also act globally. We can cater to our clients’ needs on an international level thanks to our inhouse specialists (one of our partners is a US Patent Attorney) and our network consisting of the best firms around the globe.

Experience in handling complex procedures in order to provide optimum protection for our clients’ intellectual property rights

Experience in handling complex procedures in order to provide optimum protection for our clients’ intellectual property rights

We at EGYP have a proven track record when it comes to handling long and complex disputes. We have considerable experience dealing with the complexities of proceedings, whether this is before national courts, the EPO or the OHIM. In the British courts in particular, we have overseen complex administrative and legal proceedings.

Thanks to EGYP’s expertise, we can advise our clients on their choice of legal action and strategy in order to optimize the value of their patent and trademark portfolios.

Stable teams with recognized specialities

Stable teams with recognized specialities

Whether it’s the biotechnologies team (one of the best in France), the  mechanics and physics specialists or the trademark and design associates, the stability of EGYP’s team guarantees clients an unparalleled level of technicity combined with the assurance and certainty that comes from work of an exceptional quality.

Partners available for all clients

Partners available for all clients

The ratio of  partners to associates is higher than other patent attorney firms in France.

EGYP’s partners are always on hand to advise clients or consult with associates.

This allows them to better understand the clients’ environment and fully grasp their needs.

A dynamic, interprofessional network

A dynamic, interprofessional network

We have an inter-professional network thanks to our professional affiliation with François-Xavier Testu. François-Xavier Testu, a lawyer and professor of law, heads a team of 6 commercial lawyers. This affiliation, combined with EGYP’s existing expertise, means we can offer our clients an even broader spectrum of services.