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Intellectual Property — France


Allen & Overy LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Exceptional IP practice providing expertise in various sectors including life sciences and TMT. Particularly well regarded for its ability in patent disputes, the team also offers knowledge of litigious trade mark and copyright issues. Also strong in non-contentious IP matters. Advises both local and international clients.

Strengths One client praises the team's "great client service," adding that it is "always very responsive."

Market sources also enthuse: "They are very dedicated."

Work highlights Represented ARCHOS in litigation initiated by Philips relating to mobile phone operating system patents.

Represented 3M in several patent infringement actions against Saint-Gobain concerning paint systems.

Significant Clients Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Pandora, Pfizer, Google.

Notable practitioners

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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Basic facts about the Department
- 4 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly recommended team advising on all aspects of IP cases. Has notable expertise in patent issues before the French courts and the European Patent Office, in addition to experience in licensing compliance matters, design rights and domain names. 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 Clients report: "What really differentiates them is their ability to respond to our specific industry, which is a fast-changing environment."

Another client says: "They are great in terms of their expertise," adding: "They are clearly my firm of choice for IP matters."

Work highlights Assisted Total Marketing Services with patent proceedings at the European Patent Office, concerning additive compositions.

Represented Pfeiffer Vacuum in a patent infringement case against TTI Liquidating.

Significant Clients Orange, Medtronic, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Margaret Howell, Microsoft.

Notable practitioners

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.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 5 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading practice offering a full service in the area, from IP prosecution to infringement proceedings. Advises French and multinational clients in various industries including engineering, life sciences, fashion and retail.

Strengths One client says: "Gide are a well-oiled machine," and adds: "They are fantastic on the biotech side."

Interviewees also praise the team's availability and ability to "provide good quality work in quite an efficient way."

Work highlights Represented Delica and Mifroma France in a patent infringement dispute with Nestlé concerning coffee capsules which are compatible with Nestlé's Dolce Gusto machines.

Acted for Marks & Spencer on a trade mark infringement action brought by Auchan concerning the 'Simply M&S' brand.

Significant Clients Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Samsung, Pernod Ricard, BMW, Philip Morris.

Notable practitioners

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. 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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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Denis Monégier du Sorbier
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Excellent European IP boutique covering all aspects of this practice area and particularly recommended for patent disputes. 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 Clients say: "They work well together – you can ask the Paris office one question and they will collect information from the whole network."

Sources also appreciate their "knowledge of the high-end fashion market" and "technical expertise."

Work highlights Advised ZELTIQ Aesthetics on a possible appeal at the Supreme Court over the patent for a medical procedure to destroy fat cells.

Significant Clients Philips, Savencia Fromage & Dairy, Sanofi, SCA Tissue France, AstraZeneca.

Notable practitioners

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 to be 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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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Virginie Ulmann
- 2 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed firm involved in both contentious and non-contentious work. Covers trade marks, copyrights, patents, IP litigation and commercial IP. Additionally, offers advice on anti-counterfeiting programmes. Represents local as well as international clients in different industries including luxury, retail and entertainment.

Strengths Clients say that the team is "very proactive" and "efficient and solution-oriented when it comes to handling litigation."

Sources also note: "They have shown excellent cross-border case management."

Work highlights Acted for Intel and others on a EUR73 million dispute over the use of the trade mark 'Ultrabook'.

Represented RealD in the enforcement of a European patent against MasterImage 3D.

Significant Clients Canal+, LaCie, Fossil, Oracle, Unilever.

Notable practitioners

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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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Yves Bizollon
- 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 and utilises its extensive international network for cross-border matters.

Strengths According to sources, "the team is very dedicated and customer-oriented."

Clients also appreciate the team's "smart and pragmatic advice."

Work highlights Acted for Edwards Lifesciences on French-German litigation against Boston Scientific concerning endovascular heart valve patents.

Assisted Dailymotion with third party rights infringements.

Significant Clients Zodiak Media, Airbus, Nespresso, Hiscox Insurance, HeidelbergCement.

Notable practitioners

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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Track record for excellence 

Hailed as ‘IP Law Firm of the Decade’ by Managing IP in 2015 and named the ‘leading law firm in the world for IP’ by Who's Who Legal in 2016, Bird & Bird consistently remains at the forefront of intellectual property, particularly commended for its strength in IP strategy and litigation. Providing sound strategic guidance from the moment of a brand’s inception, Bird & Bird is a prime destination for rights holders with global concerns.

We have one of the biggest IP teams in France, with 17 highly skilled lawyers dedicated to IP alone.

We have a very strong sector focus particularly innovative industries such as Life Sciences & Healthcare, Media, Entertainment & Sport and Tech & Comms.

We offer unmatched contentious and non-contentious capabilities and experience in relation to all IP rights trade markspatentscopyright and database rightsconfidential information and data privacy.

We advise on IP protectionenforcementstrategic managementvaluation and monetisation of brand portfolios. Because of our broad remit our clients are an eclectic mix of the diverse and traditional. 

Many of our lawyers are dual-qualified across a range of technical fields, this coupled with our experience working with some of the world's leading innovators, means we have a wealth of expertise in providing both strategic commercial advice and invaluable technical insight.

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Dentons - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: David Masson
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice providing a wide range of services in the field of IP, with noteworthy activity in the trade mark space. Experienced in the media and technology sectors and the creative industries. Advising mainly international clients, the team is able to co-ordinate with its network to further assist with multi-jurisdictional issues.

Strengths The team is recommended for its "availability, reactivity, patience and creativity."

Work highlights Represented Havaianas in multiple trade mark disputes before the French courts.

Assisted Schneider Electric with anti-counterfeiting, parallel import and other trade mark protection issues across the EU.

Significant Clients Allergan, Polaroid, J. Walter Thompson, Merial, Harley-Davidson.

Notable practitioners

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.

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."

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Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Marie-Aimée de Dampierre
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Robust team providing a full service in IP. Strong activity in different sectors including life sciences, TMT and consumer and luxury goods, with industry-specific expertise. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates in co-ordination with its extensive network. Advises large-scale international companies as well as local clients.

Strengths One client reports: "They are very bright lawyers who come up with creative ideas to solve our problems."

Another interviewee enthuses: "They are all extremely knowledgeable, are excellent at coming up with effective enforcement strategies and techniques, and have a high level of success."

Work highlights Assisted Icos with a validity proceeding over a urology patent, in co-ordination with teams in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Milan.

Represented Hollister Inc. in a patent infringement action brought by Coloplast in France and Germany concerning catheter products.

Significant Clients McDonald's, Facebook, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Beiersdorf, LEGO.

Notable practitioners

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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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Emmanuel Baud and Thomas Bouvet
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

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. Recently strengthened its team with the hiring of Thomas Bouvet.

Strengths The team is praised for its "impressive capability to provide customers with structured and efficient strategies."

Clients also note that the team is "very knowledgeable, very responsive and has a strong international network."

Work highlights Represented Yamaha Motors in litigation brought against Piaggio concerning the infringement of six European patents for motorcycle and scooter engines, transmission and body parts.

Assisted Vestergaard Frandsen with litigation concerning trade secrets regarding the development of a mosquito net.

Significant Clients Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, Eurazeo, Coloplast, Jeff Koons, Knauf Insulation.

Notable practitioners

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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What the team is known for Market-leading boutique firm composed of highly experienced lawyers. Fully dedicated to patent litigation and all related work, the team handles cases at national and international levels in a wide range of industry sectors. Client list includes major household names.

Strengths One interviewee highlights the team's "depth of experience, knowledge and timely service" and reports that the lawyers are "excellent communicators."

Notable practitioners

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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Band 3

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Stéphane Guerlain and Catherine Mateu
- 2 partners
- 2 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, in addition to work in the technology sector.

Strengths One source appreciates the team's "good communication and well-defined strategy" and notes that it is "always focused on the client's objectives."

Clients also say: "The team is rigorous, attentive to its client, readily available and knows how to adapt to business constraints."

Work highlights Represented Dolce & Gabbana in copyright infringement disputes with a number of retailers over the sale of dresses.

Successfully defended Virbac in a patent invalidity action regarding an insecticide.

Significant Clients Andros Foods, L'Oréal, Bouygues, Safran, Hyundai.

Notable practitioners

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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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Anne-Solène Gay
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on IP, with strong experience in emerging technologies, telecoms and media. Praised for its substantial skills and knowledge of the law, as well as its prowess in litigation and ability to provide cross-practice teams. Able to advise French and foreign clients.

Strengths One client reports that team members "are flexible in their approach and are very easy to work with," noting: "They listen to the client and make sure that their work answers the client's objectives."

Interviewees also say: "They provide an excellent level of service for reasonable fees."

Work highlights Assisted Orange with IP matters, such as trade mark agreements, relating to its acquisition of Lexsi.

Advised Venture Patents on investment contracts with start-ups that have patentable technology.

Significant Clients Swiss Post Solutions, Myd'l, Ringthebelle, Equateur.

Notable practitioners

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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Basic facts about the Department
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Handles both contentious and non-contentious IP-related matters in France and abroad. Particularly well regarded for its expertise in patent law. Sectors of activity include life sciences, technology and fashion.

Strengths One interviewee recommends the team for its "dazzling knowledge of the subject matter, especially of patents."

Sources appreciate that "the lawyers and staff are multilingual and always willing to help out."

Work highlights Acted for Tembec before the European Patent Office on an action brought against Borregaard.

Advised Zentis on pre-litigation trade mark issues.

Significant Clients LG Electronics, Essilor, Lesaffre, Johnson & Johnson, Gucci.

Notable practitioners

Marie Fillon is a key point of contact for the team.

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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Advises on all areas within IP, with experience in domain names, copyright and trade marks. Offers additional expertise in patent infringement proceedings. Active in different industry sectors including consumer goods, IT, media and telecommunications.

Strengths Market sources say: "They have specific knowledge, both theoretically and practically."

Clients also describe the team as "experienced and business-oriented."

Work highlights Acted for Alstom on the IP issues arising from its joint venture negotiations with ADEME.

Represented Goliath Games in litigation over its trade marks for games.

Significant Clients UEFA, Henriot, DreamWorks, Microsoft, Musée du Louvre.

Notable practitioners

Louis de Gaulle is a key contact for clients.

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DLA Piper LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Jonathan Rofé
- 2 partners

What the team is known for Internationally-driven practice covering all areas of IP for litigation and transactional work. Experienced in trade mark portfolio management as well as infringement proceedings. Clients come from various industry sectors, including life sciences, telecoms and technology.

Strengths One client confirms: "The IP team in Paris has always been extremely responsive and efficient," and adds that the department "is knowledgeable about cross-border issues."

Another client reports: "Their responses are always detailed and very clear, so you have a very clear picture of the situation in terms of what you are going to encounter."

Work highlights Acted for SugarCRM on a trade mark infringement case concerning the fraudulent registration and use of domain names and trademarks by a third party.

Regularly advises BaByliss on trade mark, copyright and design infringement actions.

Significant Clients Accenture, Fujitsu, B&B Hotels, Pathé, McDonald's.

Notable practitioners

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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Band 3

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Alexandra Neri
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on the full range of IP matters while covering various industry sectors, including TMT, pharmaceuticals and fashion. Experienced in litigating before the French and European courts. Represents mainly large international clients.

Strengths One client recommends the team for its "ability to analyse the various points of the dispute and establish priorities." The same source values "the clarity of their conclusions, which are of high quality."

Significant Clients Danone, Belperron, Huawei, Google, Geox.

Notable practitioners

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 Europe 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 Europe 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 Europe 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 Europe 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 Europe 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

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Laëtitia Bénard

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Cousin & Associés

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Marie-Aimée de Dampierre

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Linklaters

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Pinsent Masons LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

The "customer-oriented" Emmanuel Gougé leads the department at Pinsent Masons LLP and is qualified in France and in 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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Band 2

Stéphane Guerlain

Armengaud Guerlain

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Sophie Havard Duclos

Laude Esquier Champey

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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Band 2

François Pochart

August Debouzy

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Jones Day

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Simmons & Simmons LLP

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Deprez Guignot Associés

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

BEHRING

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Marie Georges-Picot

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Thierry Mollet-Viéville

Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Denis Schertenleib

Cabinet Schertenleib

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

From the Chambers Europe 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 to be an "excellent" practitioner.

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Band 3

ALTANA

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Cabinet Vercken & Gaullier

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 4

Cabinet Bouchara

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 4

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier

Gide Loyrette Nouel

From the Chambers Europe guide

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier has impressive expertise in patent and trade mark disputes. She frequently represents clients from the life sciences industry in multi-jurisdictional issues.

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Band 4

Jean-Frédéric Gaultier

Taliens

From the Chambers Europe 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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Armengaud Guerlain

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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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Baker McKenzie SCP

From the Chambers Europe 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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