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
    Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP)

    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.

    Didier has been awarded in 2019 the QPIP certification (Qualified Patent Information Professional) acknowledging his ability to correctly perform patent searches (prior art searches, freedom to operate, opposition/invalidation searches…) and to properly analyse the results of searches.

    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).

  • Emmanuel Schneider

    Emmanuel Schneider

    FR, EN, DE

    +35224839439

    Emmanuel Schneider

    Patent Attorney

    Mechanical Engineer (ENSAM)
    European Patent Attorney
    Qualified Patent Information Professional (QPIP)

    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.

    He has been awarded in 2019 the QPIP certification (Qualified Patent Information Professional) acknowledging his ability to correctly perform patent searches (prior art searches, freedom to operate, opposition/invalidation searches…) and to properly analyse the results of searches.

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

Patent engineers / attorneys

  • Georges Machtalère

    Georges Machtalère

    FR, EN, RU

    +35224839436

    Georges Machtalère

    Patent Attorney

    PhD in Chemistry
    French & Luxembourg Patent Attorney
    European Patent Attorney

    Georges Machtalère holds a PhD in Chemistry and is French & Luxembourg Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

    He is specialized in patent prosecution and litigation suits before EPO and Courts, in the fields of Chemistry.

    After a long period in Search teams dealing with industrial chemical topics, he joined, since 2001, various private practice offices in Paris and also spent several years abroad in a private law office in Luxembourg and in a Belgian Industrial Company. He joined L&P in 2019, and he also works as a free-lance Patent Attorney.

    His mother tongue is French and he speaks fluently English and Russian.

Trademarks and Design Lawyers / Attorneys

  • 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 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, drafting and negotiating 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 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, drafting and negotiating 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.

  • David Pütz

    David Pütz

    FR, EN, DE, LU

    +35224839441

    David Pütz

    Paralegal

    Patents, Designs, Trademarks
    Accounting
    IT

    David joined Lecomte & Partners in August 2019.

    He is in charge of the administrative work, including correspondence with our clients and various procedures regarding the acquirement and upholding of IP rights.

    He is also in charge of accounting as well as computer updates and maintenance.

    His mother tongue is French and he speaks fluently English and German.
    He also knows some Luxembourgish.

  • Charline Duport

    Charline Duport

    FR, EN

    +35224839438

    Charline Duport

    Paralegal

    Patents, Designs, Trademarks

    Charline is in charge of the administrative work, including correspondence with our clients and handles various other aspects of IP rights procedural management, including patent filing at national, European and international level.

    She worked more than 6 years as Patent Formalities Officer in an international IP service provider and passed with success a Patent Administrator Certificate delivered by INPI in 2018 before joining Lecomte & Partners in January 2020.

    Her mother tongue is French and she speaks fluently English.

  • Ana-Maria Mihaiu

    Ana-Maria Mihaiu

    RO, FR, EN, ES, DE, LU

    +35224839447

    Ana-Maria Mihaiu

    Paralegal

    Patents, Designs, Trademarks

    Ana-Maria joined Lecomte & Partners in April 2021.

    She is in charge of the correspondence with our clients and the management of various administrative procedures related to the various industrial property rights. 

    Her mother tongue is Romanian and she speaks fluently English and French. She also has some knowledge of Spanish, German and Luxemburgish.