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Intellectual Property — France


Allen & Overy LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly active in both national and cross-border IP matters. Provides clients with an impressive international network thanks to its many offices across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA. Assists key multinational clients in a broad range of sectors, including technology and pharmaceuticals.

Laëtitia Bénard is head of the firm's Paris IP practice. Clients say: "She is able to grasp complex issues and thinks about the big picture." She covers the full gamut of IP matters and is particularly reputed for her expertise in the life sciences sector, often advising multinational pharmaceutical companies on drug patent infringement actions.

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August Debouzy - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Skilled team for IP in France and across Europe, able to advise on US law issues from Paris and offer further expertise in US law. Services a roster of multinational clients from the technology, cosmetics and retail spaces.

Grégoire Desrousseaux enjoys an excellent reputation for his expertise in contentious and non-contentious patent matters. He advises well-known technology and telecommunications clients. Interviewees note: "Grégoire's double qualification as lawyer and patent attorney helps with complicated technical issues."

François Pochart concentrates his practice on patent law, often advising clients on regulatory matters. He recently represented Teva Santé in relation to a patent infringement action against Warner-Lambert and two Pfizer companies.

Mahasti Razavi advises on copyright, strategic agreements and trade mark issues, often assisting well-known clients in the technology sector. Sources appreciate her "incredible adaptability to the client's internal constraints." She is dual-qualified in France and the USA.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI - Intellectual Property Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Complete offering for IP, on both a domestic and international level. Experienced in representing international clients from the food and beverage, fashion and pharmaceutical industries. Often advises clients on pan-European disputes.

Grégoire Triet is active in patent infringement and copyright disputes and acts for a varied client list comprising companies from the pharmaceutical, luxury and food and beverage sectors. Sources report him to be "a very good lawyer and a wonderful chap." He is involved in many cross-border cases in Europe. He represented Shionogi in two patent infringement cases concerning a drug for HIV.

Emmanuel Larere is active in both contentious and non-contentious patent and trade mark cases. Clients say: "Emmanuel is a very good lawyer who writes in a very nice way and pleads well." He often provides advice to clients operating in the telecoms, fashion and retail sectors.

Arnaud Michel advises clients on patent or trade mark infringements and unfair competition cases, and has particular experience in the healthcare space. He is described as an "excellent lawyer" by one interviewee, for his "knowledge, experience and speed of response."

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier has impressive expertise in patent and trade mark disputes, with one client asserting: "If I had a tricky civil litigation I'd feel comfortable working with her." She frequently represents clients from the life sciences industry in multi-jurisdictional issues.

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For more information about Gide’s Intellectual Property practice, please visit : https://www.gide.com/en/expertises/intellectual-property-telecommunications-media-technology  

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive IP boutique firm with notable expertise in the European market thanks to its offices in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain. The team specialises in handling high-profile cross-border work in various industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food and beverages.

Denis Monégier du Sorbier is regularly appointed to advise on patent and trade mark matters including infringement proceedings. According to market sources, "he's easy to work with and has very good ideas." His client list is composed of both domestic and multinational companies operating in a range of industries, including the technology and food and drink sectors.

Marie Georges-Picot is recognised for her experience in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Her expertise spans trade marks, designs, copyright and patents. She advises a range of clients from the life sciences, retail and luxury goods industries.

Benoît Strowel is qualified in France, Belgium and the UK, and divides his time between the Paris and Brussels offices. He is an expert in patents, and market sources regard him as an "excellent" practitioner.

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a specialised European intellectual property law boutique created in 2015 when the well-established top tier IP firms Hoyng Monegier and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft (ROKH) decided to join forces. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER gathers up to 100 passionate IP professionals with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Mannheim (branch office), Munich and Paris.
 
In all of its locations HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER services the needs of clients in the field of intellectual property law, including patents and trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and design rights, as well as in related fields, such as pharmaceutical regulatory law, unfair competition, media and advertising law and all IP related contracts.
 
In patent law, the focus of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER lies in particular on the technical areas of electronics and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, automotive and optics, with decades of proven expertise. The firm also serves all other technical fields, including mechanics, electrical engineering and chemicals.
 
In the fields of trademark, copyright, design right law, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER offers a complete range of services relating to the enforcement, exploitation, assessment and protection of these rights, always at the forefront of new developments. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER advises and represents its clients across a broad range of sectors including food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, industrial design, media, entertainment & publishing.

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Baker McKenzie SCP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Covers the full range of IP matters including multi-jurisdictional disputes. Clients include large international groups from a variety of sectors such as luxury goods, technology and food and beverages.

According to clients, Virginie Ulmann is "always available, with a very strategic and holistic vision." She assists clients with both contentious and non-contentious matters, often advising on IP agreements.

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Bird & Bird - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Full-service practice advising French and international clients. Boasts extensive international resources thanks to its significant global network. Represents companies in sectors ranging from food and beverages to media.

Yves Bizollon is active in patent litigation and advises clients from a range of sectors, including telecoms. One interviewee says: "I am always impressed by his knowledge of the topics and how he can present them and make them understandable," adding: "He is a real support."

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Dentons - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Well-reputed firm offering sector-focused expertise to French and international clients, supported by a strong international network. Advises clients in the retail, automotive and life sciences industries. Noteworthy experience in cross-border disputes.

Isabelle Leroux is experienced in the full range of IP issues from patents to trade marks and copyrights. She is notably active in trade mark disputes flowing from the telecoms, fashion and pharmaceutical sectors. She divides her time between the firm's Paris and Dubai offices.

Sources confirm that David Masson "has really good business knowledge." He has expertise in both IP and IT law, assisting clients with a range of matters, from trade mark infringements to patent disputes, and his experience includes representation at the EUIPO.

Gérard Delile represents clients in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with expertise in patents, trade marks and design. He notably advises luxury goods brands. Sources describe him as "pleasant, friendly and professional."

Marianne Schaffner is known to be a "business-oriented" lawyer who "leads the team with extraordinary brilliance." She is highly regarded for her abilities in transactional and contentious issues, and her impressive knowledge of patents. She also has extensive experience in trade mark matters.

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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Advises clients on all aspects of IP. Strong presence in the European market with notable expertise before both French and European courts. Acts for a host of international clients including those involved in the area of technology.

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre is particularly well known for her expertise in contentious IP matters, advising clients on a range of trade mark and copyright issues. One interviewee affirms: "She is an excellent adviser who is very committed to helping us resolve a difficult dispute on the most favourable terms possible."

David Taylor regularly assists clients with multi-jurisdictional matters. He has extensive experience in online issues, particularly in the field of domain names, and advises an impressive roster of international clients.

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard has an excellent reputation as a patent specialist, with notable activity in contentious issues. One client reports that "it is very easy and pleasant to work with him," adding that their "exchanges are frank and very constructive."

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Jones Day - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Global firm advising domestic and international clients on a wide array of IP cases. Work includes both litigation and transactional matters. Active in the fashion, automotive and alcoholic drink sectors.

Emmanuel Baud is renowned for his extensive experience in IP litigation, acting for clients on copyright disputes through to trade mark infringements. One interviewee enthuses: "He is brilliant and passionate," noting: "He actively supports the client and provides real-time, fitted strategies and expertise, taking into account the global context of the dispute."

Thomas Bouvet focuses his practice on patent disputes, often advising on validity and infringement claims. He boasts expertise in trade secrets law.

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Véron & Associés - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for French IP powerhouse reputed for its patent litigation expertise. Experienced working on cases involving parallel proceedings in France and abroad. Works with large and smaller clients from different jurisdictions across a variety of industries including consumer goods and technology.

Pierre Véron has an excellent reputation in the IP legal community, with substantial knowledge of disputes in the field.

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Armengaud Guerlain - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for French boutique firm with expertise in patent, trade mark, design and copyright matters. Has a respectable international client base in different industries, including the fashion and automotive sectors. Supported by an impressive network of local firms in various countries.

Stéphane Guerlain handles a range of matters, including patent invalidity actions, licensing disputes and pirated goods. Sources note that he is "very passionate about his job" and further report: "He is an exceptional trial lawyer in trade mark cases."

Catherine Mateu has a broad IP practice covering patent, copyright and trade mark law. She has particular expertise in matters concerning Spain, and sources report: "She is proactive and has experience managing complex patent litigations in several jurisdictions."

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BEHRING - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regularly acts on cross-border cases involving various aspects of IP, for both contentious and non-contentious matters. Notable knowledge of contractual issues. Provides assistance to clients based in France and abroad.

Anne-Solène Gay advises clients on a wide range of IP issues, including litigation. According to interviewees, "she has very good technical understanding of the problems." Sources also appreciate her "practical sense."

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Dechert LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Assists French and international clients with IP issues in relation to patent litigation and trade mark disputes. Notable expertise in handling international IP agreements. Acts for a strong international client base with activity in the technology, fashion and life sciences spaces. Marie Fillon is a key point of contact for the team.

Since publication, Marianne Schaffner has joined Dentons.

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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Experienced in defending French clients' interests abroad, as well as those of foreign clients in France. Offers additional international resources thanks to a select network of foreign firms that assist on multi-jurisdictional matters. Active in the technology, media and consumer goods sectors.

Louis de Gaulle is a key contact for clients.

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DLA Piper France LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted for its work on multi-jurisdictional matters in patents and trade marks. Offers clients a global approach on cases thanks to strong co-ordination between the firm's offices in other jurisdictions. Represents clients in the sectors of consumer products, media and technology. Karine Disdier-Mikus is a key point of contact for this practice.

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Herbert Smith Freehills - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regularly assists French and international clients with their IP-related issues, with notable activity in the technology space. Also has experience in litigation before European courts.

Market sources report that Alexandra Neri is "a strong litigator" and "an excellent negotiator." She regularly assists clients with trade mark infringement proceedings, and frequently advises big players in the technology, retail or fashion sectors.

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Senior Statesperson

Véron & Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre Véron has an excellent reputation in the IP legal community, with substantial knowledge of disputes in the field.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers Global guide

Emmanuel Baud is renowned for his extensive experience in IP litigation, acting for clients on copyright disputes through to trade mark infringements. One interviewee enthuses: "He is brilliant and passionate," noting: "He actively supports the client and provides real-time, fitted strategies and expertise, taking into account the global context of the dispute."

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Grégoire Desrousseaux

August Debouzy

From the Chambers Global guide

Grégoire Desrousseaux enjoys an excellent reputation for his expertise in contentious and non-contentious patent matters. He advises well-known technology and telecommunications clients. Interviewees note: "Grégoire's double qualification as lawyer and patent attorney helps with complicated technical issues."

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Denis Monégier du Sorbier

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Global guide

Denis Monégier du Sorbier is regularly appointed to advise on patent and trade mark matters including infringement proceedings. According to market sources, "he's easy to work with and has very good ideas." His client list is composed of both domestic and multinational companies operating in a range of industries, including the technology and food and drink sectors.

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Marianne Schaffner

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Marianne Schaffner is known to be a "business-oriented" lawyer who "leads the team with extraordinary brilliance." She is highly regarded for her abilities in transactional and contentious issues, and her impressive knowledge of patents. She also has extensive experience in trade mark matters.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Grégoire Triet is active in patent infringement and copyright disputes and acts for a varied client list comprising companies from the pharmaceutical, luxury and food and beverage sectors. Sources report him to be "a very good lawyer and a wonderful chap." He is involved in many cross-border cases in Europe. He represented Shionogi in two patent infringement cases concerning a drug for HIV.

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Laëtitia Bénard

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Laëtitia Bénard is head of the firm's Paris IP practice. Clients say: "She is able to grasp complex issues and thinks about the big picture." She covers the full gamut of IP matters and is particularly reputed for her expertise in the life sciences sector, often advising multinational pharmaceutical companies on drug patent infringement actions.

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Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Global guide

Yves Bizollon is active in patent litigation and advises clients from a range of sectors, including telecoms. One interviewee says: "I am always impressed by his knowledge of the topics and how he can present them and make them understandable," adding: "He is a real support."

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Cousin & Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre Cousin of Cousin & Associés has excellent knowledge of IP law, and is particularly reputed for his expertise in patent litigation matters.

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Marie-Aimée de Dampierre

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre is particularly well known for her expertise in contentious IP matters, advising clients on a range of trade mark and copyright issues. One interviewee affirms: "She is an excellent adviser who is very committed to helping us resolve a difficult dispute on the most favourable terms possible."

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Pauline Debré leads the department at Linklaters. Sources recommend her for being "really good at advancing negotiations" and "very knowledgeable and experienced in patent litigation cases." She frequently acts for clients in the telecoms, technology and life sciences sectors.

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Pinsent Masons LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

The "customer-oriented" Emmanuel Gougé leads the department at Pinsent Masons LLP and is qualified in France and England and Wales. He is praised by clients for his "significant international experience and modern approach to IP matters." He advises on issues concerning trade marks, licensing and patents.

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Stéphane Guerlain

Armengaud Guerlain

From the Chambers Global guide

Stéphane Guerlain handles a range of matters, including patent invalidity actions, licensing disputes and pirated goods. Sources note that he is "very passionate about his job" and further report: "He is an exceptional trial lawyer in trade mark cases."

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Sophie Havard Duclos

Laude Esquier Champey

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources report that Sophie Havard Duclos of Laude Esquier Champey "is distinguished by her responsiveness and availability, as well as by the quality of her advice and sense of strategy." She assists clients with both soft and hard IP disputes, and is notably active in the alcoholic beverages and fashion spaces.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Emmanuel Larere is active in both contentious and non-contentious patent and trade mark cases. Clients say: "Emmanuel is a very good lawyer who writes in a very nice way and pleads well." He often provides advice to clients operating in the telecoms, fashion and retail sectors.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Isabelle Leroux is experienced in the full range of IP issues from patents to trade marks and copyrights. She is notably active in trade mark disputes flowing from the telecoms, fashion and pharmaceutical sectors. She divides her time between the firm's Paris and Dubai offices.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources confirm that David Masson "has really good business knowledge." He has expertise in both IP and IT law, assisting clients with a range of matters, from trade mark infringements to patent disputes, and his experience includes representation at the EUIPO.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Arnaud Michel advises clients on patent or trade mark infringements and unfair competition cases, and has particular experience in the healthcare space. He is described as an "excellent lawyer" by one interviewee, for his "knowledge, experience and speed of response."

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Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Market sources report that Alexandra Neri is "a strong litigator" and "an excellent negotiator." She regularly assists clients with trade mark infringement proceedings, and frequently advises big players in the technology, retail or fashion sectors.

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François Pochart

August Debouzy

From the Chambers Global guide

François Pochart concentrates his practice on patent law, often advising clients on regulatory matters. He recently represented Teva Santé in relation to a patent infringement action against Warner-Lambert and two Pfizer companies.

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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

David Taylor regularly assists clients with multi-jurisdictional matters. He has extensive experience in online issues, particularly in the field of domain names, and advises an impressive roster of international clients.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers Global guide

Thomas Bouvet focuses his practice on patent disputes, often advising on validity and infringement claims. He boasts expertise in trade secrets law.

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Simmons & Simmons LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Marina Cousté of Simmons & Simmons LLP is "always up to date on legal matters and strategy," according to clients. Her areas of expertise include multi-jurisdictional patent infringements and IP advice in M&A deals.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Gérard Delile represents clients in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with expertise in patents, trade marks and design. He notably advises luxury goods brands. Sources describe him as "pleasant, friendly and professional."

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Deprez Guignot Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Vincent Fauchoux of Deprez Guignot Associés advises clients on copyrights, designs and trade marks. Market commentators appreciate his creative approach and cite his knowledge of both IP and IT law as a key strength.

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BEHRING

From the Chambers Global guide

Anne-Solène Gay advises clients on a wide range of IP issues, including litigation. According to interviewees, "she has very good technical understanding of the problems." Sources also appreciate her "practical sense."

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Marie Georges-Picot

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Global guide

Marie Georges-Picot is recognised for her experience in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Her expertise spans trade marks, designs, copyright and patents. She advises a range of clients from the life sciences, retail and luxury goods industries.

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Thierry Mollet-Viéville

Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Thierry Mollet-Viéville of Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés is recognised for his experience in patent issues. One client affirms: "He is excellent in the courtroom," adding: "He is a great strategist."

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Denis Schertenleib

Cabinet Schertenleib

From the Chambers Global guide

Denis Schertenleib of Cabinet Schertenleib has extensive experience in patents issues, including revocation and infringement. Market sources comment: "He is very responsive and provides very practical advice." He is dual-qualified in France and the UK and is particularly active in the life sciences arena.

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Global guide

Benoît Strowel is qualified in France, Belgium and the UK, and divides his time between the Paris and Brussels offices. He is an expert in patents, and market sources regard him as an "excellent" practitioner.

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ALTANA

From the Chambers Global guide

Frank Valentin of ALTANA regularly advises on trade mark and patent disputes. His clients include both domestic and international companies from a range of industries, and he is notably active in the technology field.

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Cabinet Vercken & Gaullier

From the Chambers Global guide

Gilles Vercken of Cabinet Vercken & Gaullier is known for his significant experience in copyright matters. One client enthuses: "He is very brilliant and he has a good capacity to convince and also to share knowledge, so when we are in negotiations he brings people to conclusions by a logical path."

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Cabinet Bouchara

From the Chambers Global guide

Vanessa Bouchara of Cabinet Bouchara concentrates her practice on copyright infringement and unfair competition. Sources highlight her "strong commercial awareness." She advises many clients from the fashion and retail sectors.

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Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier

Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier has impressive expertise in patent and trade mark disputes, with one client asserting: "If I had a tricky civil litigation I'd feel comfortable working with her." She frequently represents clients from the life sciences industry in multi-jurisdictional issues.

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Jean-Frédéric Gaultier

Taliens

From the Chambers Global guide

Jean-Frédéric Gaultier of Taliens centres his practice on IP and unfair competition issues in the health and telecommunications sectors.

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Band 4

Armengaud Guerlain

From the Chambers Global guide

Catherine Mateu has a broad IP practice covering patent, copyright and trade mark law. She has particular expertise in matters concerning Spain, and sources report: "She is proactive and has experience managing complex patent litigations in several jurisdictions."

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Band 4

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard has an excellent reputation as a patent specialist, with notable activity in contentious issues. One client reports that "it is very easy and pleasant to work with him," adding that their "exchanges are frank and very constructive."

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Band 4

Baker McKenzie SCP

From the Chambers Global guide

According to clients, Virginie Ulmann is "always available, with a very strategic and holistic vision." She assists clients with both contentious and non-contentious matters, often advising on IP agreements.

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