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Europe Guide

Intellectual Property — France

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第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Exceptional IP practice providing expertise in various sectors including life sciences and TMT. The team is particularly well regarded for its ability in patent litigation, as well as strength in non-contentious IP matters. Advises both local and international clients.

Strengths "They are excellent." 

Work highlights Acted on a patent infringement matter, successfully defending Google for the first time before French courts.

Successfully assisted TripAdvisor with a matter regarding copyright and database producers rights, involving one of its subsidiaries, La Fourchette, against Michelin.

Significant clients Samsung, Novartis, Nintendo, McDonald's, Bayer.

Notable practitioners  

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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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly recommended team advising on all aspects of IP cases. Has notable expertise in patent litigation before French courts and the European Patent Office. Instructed by an array of domestic and international names from the fashion and retail sectors. Also specialises in IP issues arising in the new technologies sector.

Strengths "They are very good, excellent for patents." 

"The firm's strengths are knowledge of the law, diligence, technical expertise, critical thinking and advocacy skills."

"The team is very available." 

Work highlights Assisted TEVA against Merck with the challenging of a patent validity before French courts.

Represented Ericsson in several matters in relation to both patent infringement and patent enforcement.

Significant clients Medtronic, Total, Microsoft, Philip Morris, Vuarnet.

Notable practitioners  

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, and 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.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading practice offering a full service in IP. The team is composed of experienced lawyers receiving ongoing training in order to adapt to developments in IP law. Advises clients in various industries including engineering, life sciences and retail.

Strengths "Great reactivity, very knowledgeable lawyers who are also pragmatic and have an excellent understanding of the clients’ needs."

Work highlights Defended Nokia against a patent infringement suit filed by the telecommunications company Highpoint.

Represented Piaggio in a patent infringement case against Yamaha for the alleged infringement of six patents concerning motorcycles and scooters.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, adidas, La Maison du Café, Samsung, Levi Strauss.

Notable practitioners  

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 TMT sectors. He is also recognised for his academic activities. He recently acted on a matter related to patent infringement, defending Merck KGaA against Merck Sharp & Dohme.

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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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department 
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Excellent European IP boutique covering all aspects of this practice area. Lawyers are experts at dealing with high-profile international matters in various industry sectors. Clients include mainly multinationals, but also small and medium-sized companies in the technology sector.

Strengths "They are very involved and reactive in cases. I like the fact that they are a boutique firm and they are very personal." 

Significant clients Mondelez, Philips, AstraZeneca, Canal+, SCA.

Notable practitioners  

"Well reputed" Denis Monégier du Sorbier is an expert in patents and trade marks, handling cases at both a national and an 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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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Market-leading boutique firm dedicated to patent litigation and all related work including ownership claims, employees' inventions and licences. The team is composed of highly experienced lawyers handling cases at national and international levels in a wide range of industry sectors.

Strengths "They have a good team of excellent patent litigators, they know the French market and French case law, and have a good technical understanding."

"Véron is one of the top law firms for IP litigation in France without any doubt."

Work highlights Assisted the German manufacturer Vorwerk with the filing of a claim against the Spanish company Domar for patent infringement.

Represented Vringo in an action against the Chinese Company ZTE in relation to the infringement of one of its patents.

Significant clients Airbus Helicopters, Clariant, Honeywell, L’Oréal, Nokia.

Notable practitioners  

Pierre Véron is highly regarded in the market for his impressive skills and experience in patents and trade marks. He is 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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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed firm covering both contentious and non-contentious work. Advises mainly on trade marks, copyrights, patents, IP litigation and commercial IP. Represents local as well as international clients in different industries including luxury, retail and entertainment. 

Strengths "One of our strongest competitors in terms of international resources."

Work highlights Successfully defended IGT before the Paris Court of First Instance in a patent infringement case.

Significant clients Intel, Klesia, Caudalie, RealD.

Notable practitioners

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

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised practice advising on all aspects of IP. Focuses on patent law as well as on IT and media. Advises clients in different industry sectors including financial services, life sciences and retail. Acts from the firm's Paris and Lyon offices.  

Work highlights Defended Nestlé against a patent infringement action brought by Nutricia, part of the Danone group.

Assisted the automotive company Opel with the initiation of an infringement action against an automotive spare parts manufacturer.

Significant clients VitraGroup, Accord Healthcare, Actavis, Crossfit, Canon.

Notable practitioners  

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

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice providing a wide range of services in the field of IP. The team has experience advising in the media and technology sectors and the creative industries. Firm also boasts a dedicated luxury fashion and cosmetics group. Advises mainly international clients. 

Work highlights Assisted Välinge with its claim for patent infringement against the French furniture maker Alsapan.

Provides IP-related advice to CNRS (the French National Centre of Scientific Research) on a regular basis.

Significant clients Allergan, Coca-Cola, Merial, Polaroid, Lactalis.

Notable practitioners

Isabelle Leroux advises on all IP-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She is active both in 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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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Robust team providing a full service in IP. Strong activity in different sectors including aerospace, energy, TMT and consumer and luxury goods, with industry-specific expertise. Advises large-scale international companies as well as local smaller clients.

Strengths "Very proactive IP team, the lawyers have deep technical expertise. They provide very good international support and have good knowledge of international companies' imperatives."

"The team is responsive, keeping us apprised of matters regularly. The lawyers are very knowledgeable and give practical and business-oriented advice."  

Work highlights Successfully defended the US manufacturer of seating and electrical distribution systems Lear Corporation against an action for patent infringement brought by the automobile company Faurecia.

Acted on a trade mark infringement case defending Beiersdorf against L'Oréal.

Significant clients ASOS, Eli Lilly, LEGO, PepsiCo, HTC.

Notable practitioners  

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 sector of pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and recently defended Icos against the challenging of one of its key patents.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Strong practice covering all areas of IP. Assists an impressive clientele including sizeable companies in the financial, software and cosmetic industries. Has additional expertise in the alcoholic beverages sector.

Strengths "A team of IP experts, very responsive and with good knowledge of the industry."

"The lawyers are reactive and the associates are particularly involved and available for the clients."

Work highlights Advised Shiseido on a matter related to the trade mark rights acquisition of Serge Lutens and SL denominations.

Significant clients Merck & Co, Pernod Ricard, Daiichi Sankyo, Sonia Rykiel, Jeff Koons.

Notable practitioners  

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 of problematics, which helps to better understand his clients' needs."

Thomas Bouvet advises on patent litigation 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."

Edouard Fortunet specialises in IP and is experienced in matters involving the protection and enforcement of IP rights. He represents both national and international clients in specific sectors such as biotechnology.  

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded IP boutique with significant activity in the European market. The team advises mainly on patent litigation, designs and trade marks. Prominent activity in the consumer product manufacturing and life sciences sectors.

Strengths "They are very efficient and good lawyers." 

Significant clients Virbac, Castorama, Andros, Hyundai, Quadlogic.

Notable practitioners  

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 the beginning to end."

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on IP with strong experience in emerging technologies, telecommunications and media. The team is praised for its substantial skills and knowledge of the law, as well as its prowess in litigation. Able to advise French and foreign clients. 

Strengths "The team's strengths are its professionalism, legal skills, availability, network, innovation, deal making and solution crafting."

"The lawyers are very responsive and easily reachable."

Work highlights Assisted the French artist Equateur with the negotiations regarding the use of one of his songs in a car manufacturer's commercial.

Significant clients Orange, Nunki, Swiss Post Solutions.

Notable practitioners  

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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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Respected boutique firm covering all IP areas. Lawyers have notable expertise in trade marks. The team also works on patents, copyrights, designs and internet-related IP matters. 

Strengths "A niche law firm with good expertise in trade marks." 

"A small but excellent team." 

Notable practitioners  

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

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for The team handles both contentious and non-contentious IP-related matters in France and abroad. Sectors of activity include automobile, energy, media and retail.

Strengths "Marianne and her team are very skilled in the area of IP law. Add to this the language skills, the great interpersonal skills and last but not least a level of responsiveness that is truly exceptional."

"Dechert LLP provides an extremely high level of service for important matters, especially patents."

Work highlights Advised Theravectys on several IP disputes related to patent infringement as well as contractual issues.

Significant clients Gucci, Johnson & Johnson, LG Electronics, McNeil, Saint Gobain.

Notable practitioners  

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 she is extremely pragmatic."

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on all areas within IP, with a focus on domain names, models, designs and trade marks. Active in different industry sectors including consumer goods, IT, media and telecommunications.

Strengths "The lawyers' solid experience in various subjects enables them to be competent in cases which present specific problematics. They have specific knowledge both theoretically and practically."

Work highlights Advised Moog Music on a trade mark infringement case against a former licensee.

Significant clients Colgate-Palmolive, Amazon, Twitter, Converse, DIRECTV.

Notable practitioners  

Louis de Gaulle is a key contact for clients.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Respected full-service IP practice specialising in the industry sectors of luxury goods, media and advertising. Clients include radio and television operators.

Notable practitioners  

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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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Internationally driven practice covering all areas of IP for litigation and transactional work. The team is experienced in trade mark portfolio management as well as day-to-day advice to companies. Clients come from various industry sectors, particularly from the pharmaceutical sector.

Strengths "Constant high quality of work and excellent management of legal spend." 

Work highlights Regularly advises McDonald's on matters regarding trade marks, designs and copyrights.

Significant clients Fujitsu, Laboratoires Filorga, Medtronic, Qualcomm, Kodak.

Notable practitioners  

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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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Dedicated IP firm offering services in all aspects of IP. Represents large companies in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Active in different sectors such as energy, luxury goods, automobile and telecommunications.

Strengths "The lawyers are excellent and have a strong international client base."

Notable practitioners  

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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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 2 of counsel
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on the full range of IP matters while covering various industry sectors. Lawyers have experience litigating before the French and European courts. Represents mainly large international clients.

Strengths "The lawyers are responsive, upstanding and reputable. They have a wonderful reputation in France."

Significant clients BAT, YouTube, UBS.

Notable practitioners  

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 Europe guide

Pierre Véron is highly regarded in the market for his impressive skills and experience in patents and trade marks. He is 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 Europe 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 of problematics, which helps to better understand his clients' needs."

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August Debouzy

From the Chambers Europe 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, and 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 Europe guide

Isabelle Leroux advises on all IP-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She is active both in 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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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Europe guide

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

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Dechert LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

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 she is extremely pragmatic."

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe guide

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

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Band 2

Cousin & Associés

From the Chambers Europe guide

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

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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Armengaud Guerlain

From the Chambers Europe 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 the beginning to end."

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Laude Esquier Champey

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sophie Havard Duclos of Laude Esquier Champey specialises in IP with a particular focus on internet and data protection-related 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 Europe 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 Europe 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 Europe guide

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

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Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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August Debouzy

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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DLA Piper UK LLP

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Cabinet Bouchara

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vanessa Bouchara of Cabinet Bouchara specialises in IP and has significant expertise in trade mark-related 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 Europe guide

Thomas Bouvet advises on patent litigation 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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Band 3

Reed Smith

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marina Cousté of Reed Smith 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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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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Taliens

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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Band 3

Cabinet Schertenleib

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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 Europe 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 Europe 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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Up and Coming

Eversheds Sutherland

From the Chambers Europe 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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Up and Coming

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier

Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Europe 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

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

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

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Star Associate

Jones Day

From the Chambers Europe guide

Edouard Fortunet specialises in IP and is experienced in matters involving the protection and enforcement of IP rights. He represents both national and international clients in specific sectors such as biotechnology.  

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