Intellectual Property since 1867

1867: Dominique-Antoine CASALONGA, with an engineering degree from Arts et Métiers and a great interest in thermodynamics, having invented a number of mechanical devices, in particular in connection with measuring the rate of flow of liquids, became interested in how to obtain patent protection for inventions. He founded the firm both to help investors construct prototypes but also to assist them with obtaining patent protection for their inventions.

1884: Dominique-Antoine CASALONGA participates in the creation of the first French association of patent attorneys (Syndicat des Ingénieurs et Conseils en Propriété Industrielle). He is one of the founding members.

1903: Doumé CASALONGA, second son of Dominique-Antoine CASALONGA, with a law degree takes over the management of the firm.

1934: Doumé CASALONGA is elected chairman of the French association of patent attorneys (Compagnie des Ingénieurs Conseils en Propriété Industrielle).

1940: Doumé CASALONGA becomes an Expert in industrial property before the Paris Court of Appeal.

1941: Alain CASALONGA, son of Doumé CASALONGA, with an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a Doctorate in law, takes over the management of the firm and develops its activity soon after the end of the second world war by visiting new clients in Europe and in USA thus developing important relationships with a large number of multinational companies, which remain clients of the firm today.

1969: Axel CASALONGA, son of Alain CASALONGA, with an engineering degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich) and a Doctorate in industrial property law, becomes partner.

1976: the Munich Office is opened for representation before the European Patent Office.

1976: a suboffice is opened in Grenoble to assist the local industry and research laboratories.

1981: the CASALONGA firm takes over the activities of JOSSE & PETIT, a well-known industrial property firm in Paris. The name of the firm is changed to Bureau D.A. CASALONGA-JOSSE.

1988: Gérard DOSSMANN with a Masters in chemistry and physics from the University of Strasbourg and a Masters in law becomes partner.

1996: the Alicante Office is opened for representation before the OHIM in Community Trademark matters and latter on Community Design matters.

2003: Francis ZAPALOWICZ with an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale of Lyon becomes partner.

2005: Creation of the law firm CASALONGA AVOCATS by Caroline CASALONGA, eldest daughter of Axel CASALONGA.

2006: Olivier DELPRAT with an engineering degree in electronics and automatics from the Paris University, becomes partner.

2006: Arnaud CASALONGA, son of Alain CASALONGA, Attorney at law and his team of IP lawyers join CASALONGA AVOCATS.

2007: Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte, with a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, member of the Paris and New York Bars becomes partner.

2009: Jürgen NEUGEBAUER, Patentanwalt, becomes partner of the Munich Office.

2010: the Munich Office of CASALONGA-JOSSE, becomes "CASALONGA & PARTNERS".

2010: Virginie MARTIN-CHARBONNEAU, with an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris and Marianne GABRIEL, Attorney at Law, become partners.

2012: Bureau D.A. CASALONGA-JOSSE becomes CASALONGA & ASSOCIÉS.

2012: Véronique CREST, Doctor of Science of the Nantes University and Jean-Baptiste LECOEUR, with an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Master at Law, become partners.

2014: A suboffice is opened in Toulouse to assist the local industry and research laboratories.

2015: Cristina Bercial-Chaumier, Attorney at Law, becomes partner of Alicante Office. Nadège Parfait, French and European Trademark and Design Attorney, Gwennhaël Le Roy, with an engineering degree from Ecole Européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux and Julien Thon, with an engineeing degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries, become partners.