Bertrand LOYER was a French air force pilot before working during 40 years (1959 to 2002) as a French Patent attorney (‘Conseil en Propriété Industrielle’) as well as a European trademark, design and patent attorney at BREMA-LOYER, a firm which was founded by his grandfather in 1886.
In 1997, Michel ABELLO (French and European Patent attorney since 1992) joined BREMA-LOYER and took the head of PEUSCET, a subsidiary.
Convinced that the future lay with firms able to provide their customers with full-service in the field of IP (application to litigation, through contracts), Michel ABELLO and Bertrand LOYER decided to create a law firm, sole legal entity which could offer all these services together.
- 2003: foundation of the Inter-Bar law firm “LOYER & ABELLO”, seated around Toulouse, in Mr. LOYER’s family owned vineyard, in order to be close to manufacturers of agricultural machines (whose interests are represented by the firm’s partners)
- 2004: creation of a secondary office in Paris, led by Michel ABELLO
- 2009: the cooperation with BREMA-LOYER comes to an end
- 2010: LOYER & ABELLO moves to 9, rue Anatole de la Forge, in the 17th arrondissement of Paris and recruits the head of the Patent department
- 2012: LOYER & ABELLO recruits the head of the Trademark and Design department and doubles its workspace by moving to new premises located 11, rue Anatole de la Forge
- 2013: the firm recruits the head of the Business, Contracts and Valorization department and moves its seat to Paris, in order to be closer to the IP chamber of the Paris Court of First Instance and to the forthcoming Unified Patent Court
- 2014: the firm has 18 patent attorneys, attorneys and employees and celebrates its 10 years on March, the 17th, 2014, at the Cernuschi Museum
- 2017: LOYER & ABELLO integrates HAMMOND IP firm on March 1st 2017 in order to strengthen its Patents, Trademarks and Designs departments.
- 2017: LOYER & ABELLO is ranked Leader French Law firm in Patent Litigation and is recognized as “excellent” in patent filing.