TO ASSIST CLIENTS WITH INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
Modèle Déposé is building up a specialist archive on manufactured goods (fashion, interior design, toys, motifs) made up of books, magazines and sales catalogues. The firm also undertakes searches in museums, such as the Musée International de la Chaussure (International Footwear Museum in Romans) and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris). Modèle Déposé consequently offers an effective prior art search service as a precautionary measure and also as part of legal proceedings.
How it all started…
2009 was the year when the Modèle Déposé adventure began, all thanks to an encounter that enabled its founder, Camille Champion, to find out about the field of industrial property.
Camille grasped that it was very difficult and indeed impossible at that time for companies to identify dated evidence that they could put forward to their opponents during infringement, unfair competition and parasitic commercial practices legal proceedings.
She became aware of the need to conserve short-lived documents that would disappear for good a few years later.
Camille therefore started setting up a database of manufactured goods, collecting, categorizing and archiving all kinds of resources: books, magazines, sales catalogues and brochures, particularly for interior design,
the core business of her first clients.
Over time, and notably thanks to being recommended to new clients, the number of clients and requests for help increased. Camille’s client base expanded and her archive grew.
Camille started her business in Paris, working from her apartment.
Modèle Déposé moved to Perpignan. Camille took on a trainee archivist, Caroline, and set up her business in a studio.
Modèle Déposé moved to 70m² office premises and then surrounded itself with and forged links with other professionals specialising in database management. They formed a close-knit, dynamic and highly organized team, with a shared goal: client satisfaction. However, they soon ran out of space for storing paper archives.
The business transferred to new 190m² premises, which enable Modèle Déposé to ever more effectively meet its clients’ needs.
Nowadays Modèle Déposé’s client base includes fashion, interior design, toys, luxury and mass retail businesses, as well as law firms and industrial property attorneys.