Our team

Management Team

  • Didier Lecomte

    Didier Lecomte

    FR, EN, DE

    +35224839433

    Didier Lecomte

    Founding partner

    European Patent Attorney
    Luxembourg IP Attorney (Conseil en Propriété Industrielle)
    European and Benelux Trademark and Design Attorney
    Belgian IP attorney
    Mechanical and electrical engineer

    Didier has a master in mechanical and electrical engineering of the University of Liège (Belgium). He has also specialized in applied thermodynamics during one year at the University of Aachen (Germany).

    He has then worked seven years as patent examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich, carrying out prior art searches, examining patent applications, oppositions and chairing oral proceedings.

    Didier has then joined a private practice in 2005 to eventually found his own firm in 2007. He has also specialized in trademark and design registration. He is European Patent Attorney, European and Benelux Trademark Attorney and authorized representative at the Luxembourg Patent Office and the Belgium Patent Office.

    His field of activities covers all IP matters, including the drafting of patent applications, preparing replies to examination report, prosecuting oppositions, carrying out prior art searches and IP counseling. He regularly lectures on various IP topics.

    His mother tongue is French and he speaks fluently English and German. He is member of FICPI, AIPPI and EPI (member of Patent Qualification Committee).

  • Janine Brandenburger

    Janine Brandenburger

    LU, FR, DE, EN

    +35224839434

    Janine Brandenburger

    Co-founding partner

    Accounting manager
    Human Ressources manager
    Patent filing manager

    Janine is the co-founding partner of Lecomte & Partners.

    She has over 20 years of experience as paralegal in a private practice. She has specialized in the filing procedures of patent, trademark and design applications in all jurisdictions.

    Her field of activity at Lecomte & Partners is essentially directed to the filing of applications and to the accounting of the firm.

    Her mother tongue is Luxembourgish and she speaks fluently German, French and English.

Patent engineers

  • Emmanuel Schneider

    Emmanuel Schneider

    FR, EN, DE

    +35224839439

    Emmanuel Schneider

    Patent engineer

    Mechanical Engineer (ENSAM)
    Examination EQE passed

    After a Master of Engineering at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (France), Emmanuel specialized in manufacturing technologies through a PhD (2005-2008).

    In 2006, he passed a very selective exam for teachers in France (Agrégation de Génie Mécanique).

    He has then worked for more than eight years as patent examiner at the European Patent Office, carrying out prior art searches, examining patent applications and oppositions, and chairing examination and opposition divisions.

    He passed the EQE in 2015 and joined Lecomte & Partners in 2017. His main activities concern patent drafting, prosecution of patent applications and oppositions, and also prior art searches.

    His mother tongue is French, he speaks fluently English and has professional abilities in German.

  • Emmanuel Flamme

    Emmanuel Flamme

    FR, EN, DE

    +35224839438

    Emmanuel Flamme

    Patent engineer

    Mechanical and electrical engineer
    Examination EQE passed

    Emmanuel has a master in mechanical and electrical engineering of the Free University of Brussels (Belgium). He has done his graduate thesis at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) (Belgium). He has also specialized in internal combustion engines and petroleum products during one year at the IFP School (French Petroleum Institute) (France).

    He has worked for 8 years in the automotive industry (car manufacturers and a supplier), where he occupied roles such as R&D engineer and cost management coordinator. He graduated from the London Business School (LBS)(UK) in 2004.

    He has then worked for 13 years as patent examiner at the European Patent Office, carrying out prior art searches, examining patent applications and oppositions, chairing examination and opposition divisions, as well as developing IT tools.  He has also been instructor for training newcomers.

    He passed the EQE in 2017 and joined Lecomte & Partners in 2018. His main activities concern patent drafting, prosecution of patent applications and oppositions, and also prior art searches.

    His mother tongue is French, he speaks fluently English and German.

  • Jasmine Sauvion

    Jasmine Sauvion

    FR, EN

    +35224839443

    Jasmine Sauvion

    Patent engineer

    Biochemistry-Biotechnology engineer
    CEIPI
    European Patent Attorney Candidate

    Jasmine has a Master's degree in Biochemistry-Biotechnology and is graduated from the CEIPI.

    She had a first professional experience in IP in the course of her master's degree by achieving an internship in a technology transfer office of an University.

    She joined L&P in 2015. Her activities are mainly directed to patent drafting, prosecuting patent applications and also carrying out prior art searches.

    Her mother tongue is French. She speaks fluently English and has notions of Spanish.

  • Fabienne Bourgis

    Fabienne Bourgis

    FR, EN

    +35224839446

    Fabienne Bourgis

    Patent engineer

    Patent engineer
    PhD in Life Sciences
    Master in Biochemistry
    CEIPI diplomas in Patents and Trademarks and Designs

    Fabienne holds a Master in Biochemistry, and a PhD in Life Sciences in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie in collaboration with the University of Perpignan. Her PhD research was focused on increasing of erucic acid in triacylglycerols and precisely on the identification and characterisation of a novel acyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of palmitic acid in rapeseed.
    After her PhD, Fabienne worked thirteen years as research fellow which six years abroad (2 years in United States and 4 years in Belgium). Her research work has been focused mainly in Plant Biotechnology and Biochemistry, and has been the subject of several articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. She gave also few courses at the University.
    Fabienne recently moved in the Intellectual Property area. Her first experience has been a trainee at INPI-Alsace. Then, she worked almost one year in the Technology Watch Center of CRP Henri Tudor of Luxembourg (became recently IPIL and LIST, respectively). At the beginning of 2015, she joined for seven months a Firm in Intellectual Property in Luxembourg and mid-December 2015 she started in Lecomte & Partners.

    Fabienne a is European Patent Attorney Candidate. Her activities are mainly directed to patent drafting, prosecution patent applications.
    Fabienne is a native french speaker, is fluent in english and has a passive knowledge in German.

  • Alice Dugas

    Alice Dugas

    FR EN

    +352 24839440

    Alice Dugas

    Patent Engineer

    Master’s degree in immunology and infectious diseases
    CEIPI
    European Patent Attorney Candidate

    Alice has a master’s degree in immunology and infectious diseases. As part of her master, she worked on following T lymphocytes activation status in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She then used microscopy and flow cytometry. While studying in order to pass the CAPES, she worked in a high school in Castelnaudary, and did educational support. She also contributed to a working group in biology.

    She did the CEIPI in Patent, Trademark and Design in 2015.

    She joined the firm in 2016. Her activities are mainly directed to patent drafting, prosecuting patent applications and also carrying out prior art searches.

    Her native tongue is French; she speaks fluently English. She has notions in Spanish and Chinese.

Legal Team

  • Mélanie Pellissard

    Mélanie Pellissard

    FR, EN

    +35224839441

    Mélanie Pellissard

    Intellectual Property Lawyer

    European Trademark and Design Attorney
    Luxembourg IP Attorney (Conseil en Propriété Industrielle)
    Intellectual Property Lawyer

    Mélanie is an Intellectual Property Lawyer. She’s graduated from the University of Lyon 3. She owns a master degree in Intellectual Property Law. Within the framework of her studies, she studied one year in Stockholm.

    After working in other firms of patent and trademark attorneys since 2012, she joined Lecomte & Partners in 2015.

    Her activities are mainly directed to trademark issues (availability search, oppositions, preparation, filing and prosecution of applications, coexistence agreements, etc), designs rights, the drafting and negotiating of contracts relating to Intellectual Property, and issues in relation to Domain Names.

    Her mother tongue is French and she speaks fluently English.

  • Vanessa Giordano

    Vanessa Giordano

    FR, EN

    +35224839432

    Vanessa Giordano

    Intellectual Property Lawyer

    European Trademark and Design Attorney
    Luxembourg IP Attorney (Conseil en Propriété Industrielle)
    Intellectual Property Lawyer

    Vanessa is an Intellectual Property Lawyer. She’s graduated from the University of Lille. She owns a master degree in Business Law with a specialization in Intellectual Property and Innovation Strategy.

    She has been working in the retail industry, within the trademark’s department of an international company before improving her English for one year in Australia.

    Then she has been working for an Intellectual Property Office, before joining Lecomte & Partners in 2014.

    Her activities are mainly directed to trademark issues (availability search, oppositions, preparation, filing and prosecution of applications, coexistence agreements, etc), designs rights, the drafting and negotiating of contracts relating to Intellectual Property, and issues in relation to Domain Names.

    Her mother tongue is French and she speaks fluently English.

Paralegals

  • Tania Bohler

    Tania Bohler

    IT, LU, FR, DE, EN

    +3522483941

    Tania Bohler

    Paralegal

    Patents, trademarks, designs

    Tania is administrative assistant for all IP procedural aspects, i.e. essentially for patents, trademarks and designs. She has over 18 years of experience as secretary and paralegal in an international private practice.

    She monitors the prosecution of all applications and the related time limits, including the annuities and renewals. She deals also with all related kinds of secretary and paralegal work.

    Her mother tongue is Italian and she speaks fluently Luxembourgish, German, French and English.

  • Marie-Christine Schockmel

    Marie-Christine Schockmel

    FR, LU, DE, EN

    +35224839435

    Marie-Christine Schockmel

    European Trademark and Design Attorney

    European Trademark and Design Attorney
    Administrative assistant
    Patents, trademarks, designs

    Thanks to an extensive experience in trademark matters, Marie-Christine has been registered as an European Trademark and design attorney before the OHIM.

    She is in charge of the administrative work related to trademarks and designs and monitors the prosecution of all applications and the related time limits, including the annuities and renewals for trademarks, designs and patent as well.

    Her mother tongue is French and she speaks fluently English, German and Luxembourgish.

  • Viktorija Ocvirek

    Viktorija Ocvirek

    HR, FR, EN, IT

    +35224839447

    Viktorija Ocvirek

    Paralegal

    Patents, Designs, Trademarks

    Viktorija owns a Master’s degree in translation and a Post-graduate degree in interpreting. After several translation internships at the European Commission, the European Court of Auditors and an interpreting internship at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Viktorija has also worked in the Legal Department of the European Investment Bank as a Legal Operations Assistant.

    She joined Lecomte and Partners in 2017.

    She is in charge of clerical work, including correspondence with our clients as well as various other aspect of IP rights procedural management, including patent filing.

    Her mother tongue is Croatian and she speaks fluently French, English and Italian. Moreover, she has notions of German and Spanish.