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Intellectual Property — France


Allen & Overy LLP - Intellectual Property

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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.

Laëtitia Bénard excels in all aspects of IP with a particular focus on the life sciences sector. She has additional expertise in transactional work, including contracts and regulatory matters. She recently represented Merck Sharp & Dohme in a cross-border dispute related to patent infringement against Ono Pharmaceuticals.

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August Debouzy - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Remarkable team for IP in France and across Europe. Offers further expertise in US law and recently opened a new Iranian desk.

Grégoire Desrousseaux has "complete knowledge of the law, an ability to advocate that is uncanny, the absolute ability to present a case to a tribunal while at the same time charming the members, lastly, but certainly not least, the character to instil complete trust in the attorney-client relationship." He represented the CNRS in the negotiation of a settlement regarding employees' inventions.

François Pochart advises on both soft and hard IP. He is mainly highlighted for his work in patent litigation. Recent work includes the defence of Laboratoires Fournier against a patent opposition in relation to a product treating cholesterol and triglyceride.

Mahasti Razavi advises on IP-related issues arising in commercial and industrial contracts. She represents clients in various sectors including IT, luxury goods, telecommunications and manufacturing. She is dual-qualified in Paris and New York.

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER - Intellectual Property

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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.

"Well-reputed" Denis Monégier du Sorbier is an expert in patents and trade marks, handling cases at both a national and international level. His clients come from a variety of industry sectors such as aeronautics, life sciences and luxury goods.

Marie George-Picot advises on all aspects of IP, especially for transactional work, including licensing, coexistence agreements and IP rights transfer documents. Clients say: "She is great, available and concise in her explanations."

Benoît Strowel specialises in patents and is particularly active in Belgium, dividing his time between Paris and Brussels. According to clients, he is "very knowledgeable and provides excellent advice."

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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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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.


Véron & Associés - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for French IP powerhouse reputed for its patent litigation expertise. The team is experienced working on cases involving parallel proceedings in France and abroad. Works with large and smaller clients from different jurisdictions.

Pierre Véron is highly regarded in the market for his impressive skills and experience in patents and trade marks. He has been actively participating in the establishment of the Unified Patent Court acting as an expert for the Preparatory Committee. Additional work includes the editing of numerous IP textbooks in different languages.

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Baker McKenzie SCP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Covers the full range of IP matters including cross-border and multi-jurisdictional cases. Clients include large international groups from various sectors including luxury goods, technology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

Department head Virginie Ulmann is the main contact for this practice area.

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Bird & Bird - Intellectual Property

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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 multiple offices worldwide and significant global network.

Head of department Yves Bizollon specialises in patent litigation. In recent times he successfully defended Balkanpharmaceuticals against a patent infringement action brought by Orion and its French licensee Novartis.

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Dentons - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Well-reputed firm offering sector-focused expertise to French and international clients. Advises clients in the food, retail, automotive and life sciences industries.

Isabelle Leroux advises on all IP-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She is active in both Paris and Dubai and has strong experience advising international clients. She was instructed by John Galliano in a dispute regarding copyright against Christian Dior Couture and Christian Dior Parfums.

Senior counsel Gérard Delile covers every area of IP. He focuses on the luxury goods industry, which encompasses fashion, jewellery and cosmetics among other things.

David Masson specialises in IP issues arising in the sectors of media and technology. He handles both litigation and transactional matters and recently assisted the Brazilian brand Havaianas with the enforcement of several registered designs of the brand.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Complete offering for IP, on both a domestic and international level. Represents leading companies in the sectors of telecommunications, retail and life sciences, as well as the automotive industry.

Grégoire Triet focuses on patents and trade marks, as well as copyright law. He handles cases at both the national and international level and mainly acts for clients in the automotive, life sciences and telecommunications sectors.

Emmanuel Larere specialises in trade marks, defending clients in a wide range of sectors including retail, luxury goods and sport. He is also skilled in patents where he specialises in the life sciences sector. Peers describe him as a "very skilful advocate in court." He recently assisted Ono Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb with the initiation of an action for patent infringement against companies owned by Merck Sharp & Dohme group.

Arnaud Michel has long-standing experience in IP. He mainly advises clients from the telecommunications, media and technology sectors. He is also recognised for his academic activities. He recently acted on a matter related to patent infringement, defending Merck KGaA against MSD.

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier's practice covers mainly patent and trade mark disputes. According to market commentators, "Raphaëlle is a rising star in patent litigation matters in France. She has an excellent grasp of both technical and legal matters."

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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP - Intellectual Property

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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.

David Taylor specialises in domain names and IP matters arising in the field of IT. He has experience handling matters in many countries, notably advising Facebook on domain name recovery in several jurisdictions.

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre works on trade marks, designs and copyright as well as unfair competition. Clients describe her as "accessible, highly responsive and knowledgeable. She is very honest and never over-promises. She is extremely helpful."

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard focuses on patent litigation and trade secrets. He is active in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors, and recently defended Icos against the challenging of one of its key patents.

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Jones Day - Intellectual Property

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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.

Emmanuel Baud advises on a wide range of areas encompassing designs, trade marks, copyrights, trade secrets and domain names among other things. One client says: "Emmanuel is certainly passionate about IP and has an impressive capacity for work and involvement. He is an expert and has strong knowledge of companies' environments and problems, which helps to better understand his clients' needs."

Thomas Bouvet advises on patent and trade secret litigation as well as on issues arising in the context of employees' inventions. In the words of clients, "he is extremely reliable, knowledgeable and a good attorney in court."

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Armengaud Guerlain - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Has a respectable international client base in different industry sectors. Supported by an impressive network of local firms ready to collaborate on any matter in various countries.

Stéphane Guerlain has extensive experience in IP. He advises on contentious and non-contentious matters regarding designs, copyrights, trade marks and unfair competition. Clients say: "He is great - straight to the point and knows his file from beginning to end."

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BEHRING - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Regularly acts on cross-border cases involving various aspects of IP, for both contentious and non-contentious matters. Provides assistance to clients based in France and abroad, with a particular focus on Africa and North America.

Anne-Solène Gay handles disputes involving copyright, designs, patents and trade marks. According to clients, "she has very good skills and understands the content of cases. She is solution-oriented and reactive, and has a good reputation in France."

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Dechert LLP - Intellectual Property

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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.

Marianne Schaffner specialises in French and European patents as well as in soft IP matters. Clients say: "Marianne Schaffner is erudite in IP, she knows the court prosecution as well as negotiation, in the hardest possible situations she never gives up and is extremely pragmatic."

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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Team experienced in defending French clients' interests abroad as well as those of foreign clients in France. Offers additional international resources thanks to a selected network of foreign firms helping on multi-jurisdictional matters. Louis de Gaulle is a key contact for clients.

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Deprez Guignot Associés - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Handles a wide range of French and cross-border IP work for domestic and international clients.

Vincent Fauchoux specialises in IP with a focus on matters arising in the areas of luxury goods, media, IT and emerging technologies. Market commentators describe him as "very good."

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DLA Piper UK LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Team 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.

Jean-Christophe Tristant has long-standing experience in IP and focuses on patent litigation. In the words of impressed interviewees, "Jean-Christophe is an extremely skilled and experienced lawyer in patent infringement and validity cases."

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Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for IP boutique experienced in representing a wide range of French and international clients. Works on domestic and cross-border cases, both contentious and non-contentious.

Thierry Mollet-Viéville has extensive experience in IP law. He advises and litigates on matters related to patents, designs, copyright and trade marks.

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Herbert Smith Freehills - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Team regularly assists French and international clients with their IP-related issues. Also has experience in litigating before European courts.

The highly regarded Alexandra Néri specialises in IP, advising on both contentious and non-contentious work. She has further expertise in IT matters and data protection. Sources describe her as "very knowledgeable in IP and court procedures."

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Senior Statesmen

Véron & Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre Véron is highly regarded in the market for his impressive skills and experience in patents and trade marks. He has been actively participating in the establishment of the Unified Patent Court acting as an expert for the Preparatory Committee. Additional work includes the editing of numerous IP textbooks in different languages.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers Global guide

Emmanuel Baud advises on a wide range of areas encompassing designs, trade marks, copyrights, trade secrets and domain names among other things. One client says: "Emmanuel is certainly passionate about IP and has an impressive capacity for work and involvement. He is an expert and has strong knowledge of companies' environments and problems, which helps to better understand his clients' needs."

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Grégoire Desrousseaux

August Debouzy

From the Chambers Global guide

Grégoire Desrousseaux has "complete knowledge of the law, an ability to advocate that is uncanny, the absolute ability to present a case to a tribunal while at the same time charming the members, lastly, but certainly not least, the character to instil complete trust in the attorney-client relationship." He represented the CNRS in the negotiation of a settlement regarding employees' inventions.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Isabelle Leroux advises on all IP-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She is active in both Paris and Dubai and has strong experience advising international clients. She was instructed by John Galliano in a dispute regarding copyright against Christian Dior Couture and Christian Dior Parfums.

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Denis Monégier du Sorbier

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Global guide

"Well-reputed" Denis Monégier du Sorbier is an expert in patents and trade marks, handling cases at both a national and international level. His clients come from a variety of industry sectors such as aeronautics, life sciences and luxury goods.

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Marianne Schaffner

Dechert LLP

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Marianne Schaffner specialises in French and European patents as well as in soft IP matters. Clients say: "Marianne Schaffner is erudite in IP, she knows the court prosecution as well as negotiation, in the hardest possible situations she never gives up and is extremely pragmatic."

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Grégoire Triet focuses on patents and trade marks, as well as copyright law. He handles cases at both the national and international level and mainly acts for clients in the automotive, life sciences and telecommunications sectors.

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Laëtitia Bénard

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Laëtitia Bénard excels in all aspects of IP with a particular focus on the life sciences sector. She has additional expertise in transactional work, including contracts and regulatory matters. She recently represented Merck Sharp & Dohme in a cross-border dispute related to patent infringement against Ono Pharmaceuticals.

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Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Yves Bizollon specialises in patent litigation. In recent times he successfully defended Balkanpharmaceuticals against a patent infringement action brought by Orion and its French licensee Novartis.

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Cousin & Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre Cousin of Cousin & Associés has extensive experience in the market and advises mainly on patent litigation.

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Pauline Debré of Linklaters focuses primarily on patent litigation in the sectors of telecommunications and life sciences. She handles national and cross-border cases. One interviewee says: "She knows IP in depth. She is a real expert and knows what she is doing. It's easy to work with her because she understands very quickly the stakes of a question and gives strong and sound advice."

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior counsel Gérard Delile covers every area of IP. He focuses on the luxury goods industry, which encompasses fashion, jewellery and cosmetics among other things.

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Stéphane Guerlain

Armengaud Guerlain

From the Chambers Global guide

Stéphane Guerlain has extensive experience in IP. He advises on contentious and non-contentious matters regarding designs, copyrights, trade marks and unfair competition. Clients say: "He is great - straight to the point and knows his file from beginning to end."

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Sophie Havard Duclos

Laude Esquier Champey

From the Chambers Global guide

Sophie Havard Duclos of Laude Esquier Champey specialises in IP with a particular focus on internet and data protection matters. Clients say: "She is very skilled in IP law. Her advice is always clear and business-oriented. Also she is a very good litigator, with a creative and pragmatic approach."

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Emmanuel Larere specialises in trade marks, defending clients in a wide range of sectors including retail, luxury goods and sport. He is also skilled in patents where he specialises in the life sciences sector. Peers describe him as a "very skilful advocate in court." He recently assisted Ono Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb with the initiation of an action for patent infringement against companies owned by Merck Sharp & Dohme group.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

David Masson specialises in IP issues arising in the sectors of media and technology. He handles both litigation and transactional matters and recently assisted the Brazilian brand Havaianas with the enforcement of several registered designs of the brand.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Arnaud Michel has long-standing experience in IP. He mainly advises clients from the telecommunications, media and technology sectors. He is also recognised for his academic activities. He recently acted on a matter related to patent infringement, defending Merck KGaA against MSD.

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Thierry Mollet-Viéville

Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Thierry Mollet-Viéville has extensive experience in IP law. He advises and litigates on matters related to patents, designs, copyright and trade marks.

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Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

The highly regarded Alexandra Néri specialises in IP, advising on both contentious and non-contentious work. She has further expertise in IT matters and data protection. Sources describe her as "very knowledgeable in IP and court procedures."

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François Pochart

August Debouzy

From the Chambers Global guide

François Pochart advises on both soft and hard IP. He is mainly highlighted for his work in patent litigation. Recent work includes the defence of Laboratoires Fournier against a patent opposition in relation to a product treating cholesterol and triglyceride.

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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

David Taylor specialises in domain names and IP matters arising in the field of IT. He has experience handling matters in many countries, notably advising Facebook on domain name recovery in several jurisdictions.

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Jean-Christophe Tristant

DLA Piper UK LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Jean-Christophe Tristant has long-standing experience in IP and focuses on patent litigation. In the words of impressed interviewees, "Jean-Christophe is an extremely skilled and experienced lawyer in patent infringement and validity cases."

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Cabinet Bouchara

From the Chambers Global guide

Vanessa Bouchara of Cabinet Bouchara specialises in IP and has significant expertise in trade mark matters. According to one interviewee, she is "always available and her answers are very clear." "She is very much interested in all events and news related to IP and she is passionate about it," confirm further sources.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers Global guide

Thomas Bouvet advises on patent and trade secret litigation as well as on issues arising in the context of employees' inventions. In the words of clients, "he is extremely reliable, knowledgeable and a good attorney in court."

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Simmons & Simmons LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Marina Cousté joined Simmons & Simmons LLP in January 2018 from Reed Smith. She is instructed by leading companies in various industry sectors including life sciences and telecommunications. She advises on patents, trade marks and trade secrets. She has additional expertise in arbitration and mediation cases. According to market commentators, "she is a figurehead in the firm."

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Marie-Aimée de Dampierre

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre works on trade marks, designs and copyright as well as unfair competition. Clients describe her as "accessible, highly responsive and knowledgeable. She is very honest and never over-promises. She is extremely helpful."

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Deprez Guignot Associés

From the Chambers Global guide

Vincent Fauchoux specialises in IP with a focus on matters arising in the areas of luxury goods, media, IT and emerging technologies. Market commentators describe him as "very good."

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Jean-Frédéric Gaultier

Taliens

From the Chambers Global guide

Jean-Frédéric Gaultier of Taliens has extensive experience in IP and specialises in the sectors of electronics, health and telecommunications. Clients describe him as "very approachable and reliable with a good business understanding."

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BEHRING

From the Chambers Global guide

Anne-Solène Gay handles disputes involving copyright, designs, patents and trade marks. According to clients, "she has very good skills and understands the content of cases. She is solution-oriented and reactive, and has a good reputation in France."

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Marie Georges-Picot

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Global guide

Marie George-Picot advises on all aspects of IP, especially for transactional work, including licensing, coexistence agreements and IP rights transfer documents. Clients say: "She is great, available and concise in her explanations."

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Pinsent Masons LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Emmanuel Gougé of Pinsent Masons LLP has considerable expertise in cross-border matters benefiting from his dual qualification in France and England and Wales, as well as from his experience in Germany. He advises on all areas of IP and clients praise him for his "competence and pragmatic approach."

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Denis Schertenleib

Cabinet Schertenleib

From the Chambers Global guide

Denis Schertenleib of Cabinet Schertenleib is highly reputed in the market, where he specialises in patent litigation and arbitration. He is praised for his dual qualification in France and in the UK, as well as for his scientific background.

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Global guide

Benoît Strowel specialises in patents and is particularly active in Belgium, dividing his time between Paris and Brussels. According to clients, he is "very knowledgeable and provides excellent advice."

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ALTANA

From the Chambers Global guide

Frank Valentin of ALTANA advises on IP in the fields of IT, entertainment and pharmaceuticals. His clients include both French and large international companies.

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Cabinet Vercken & Gaullier

From the Chambers Global guide

According to clients, Gilles Vercken of Cabinet Vercken & Gaullier is "brilliant, trustful, very reactive, precise and efficient. He brings solutions, clear explanations and shares his knowledge." He has remarkable expertise in IP issues arising in the fields of music, video games and publishing.

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Eversheds Sutherland

From the Chambers Global guide

Gaëtan Cordier of Eversheds Sutherland focuses on IP matters arising mainly in the sector of luxury goods. He has substantial knowledge and experience in handling cross-border matters. Clients say: "He showed himself to be very competent and efficient and we obtained very good results thanks to his assistance. He is very skilful in managing both the judicial and non-judicial activities."

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Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier

Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier's practice covers mainly patent and trade mark disputes. According to market commentators, "Raphaëlle is a rising star in patent litigation matters in France. She has an excellent grasp of both technical and legal matters."

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Up and Coming

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard focuses on patent litigation and trade secrets. He is active in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors, and recently defended Icos against the challenging of one of its key patents.

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