Our History

Our History

In 1876, Jean Henri Emile Boettcher, a civil engineer, began his activity as an engineer giving advice on patents of invention.

In 1883, in parallel with his activity as an engineer giving advice on patents of invention, he joined forces with Achille Marilliet to found the company E. Boettcher & Marilliet for "working and selling patents of invention, purchasing and selling on commission all kinds of machines and apparatuses, and publishing a technical journal".

1883, was also the year of a founding document: the Paris' Union Convention (PUC), which sets out the main international principles of IP law.

A few years later, Henri Emile Boettcher, his son, took over.  Henri-Emile, a bachelor of science and of law, and subsequently a doctor of law, became the then equivalent of an IP Attorney.

He expanded our international network by becoming a foreign member of various institutes situated abroad : The Institute of patent attorneys of Australia, The Canadian Institute of Patent Solicitors, The British Institute of Trade Mark Agents.

Over ver the years, he was joined by successive partners until the arrival of Robert Chevallier (a graduate of the Arts-et-Métiers engineering school) in 1967, when the Boettcher family ceased to have any shares in the Firm.

In 1985, Guy Fruchard and Jean-Pierre Robert became partners of Robert Chevallier, who was in turn replaced on his retirement by Xavier Jaunez.

In 2006, Bruno Lavialle and Benjamin Parzy, who had been working in the firm since 1996 and 2000 respectively, became partners.  Messrs Fruchard, Robert, and Jaunez retired from the firm at the end of the 2000s handing over completely to Bruno Lavialle and Benjamin Parzy.

Ten years later and following the departure of Benjamin Parzy, Audrey Decorchemont, Marie-Flore Ribeyron, and Stéphane Lemaire, who had all been working in the firm for several years, joined Bruno Lavialle in the partnership.

With its continuous practice in IP matters since 1876 and its vast network of foreign correspondents developed over the years, Cabinet Boettcher has recognized expertise and provides its clients with long term follow up.

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