The Intellectual Property department enjoys unrivalled experience in intellectual property litigation.
Every year, our specialised lawyers simultaneously handle over a hundred disputes in all branches of intellectual property before civil, criminal and litigation courts, as well as before the administrative or European courts. We also handle several multi-jurisdictional disputes for our clients.
Our lawyers are recognised for their ability to draft complex procedural strategies, both for attacking and defending parties, including in the context of international disputes.
Patent disputes, characterised by its technical complexity, its European or international nature, and the importance of the stakes at play, is a foremost subject for the practice group.
Whether in the pharmaceutical or life sciences field, telecommunications, construction, IT, tooling or food industry, we advise major French and international groups.
Regarding trademarks and designs and models, for several decades now we have represented some of the most prestigious brands in the world in fields as diverse as fashion, sport, luxury, audio-visual, games and toys, digital distribution and the food industry.
We have set up veritable partnerships with our clients and, through them, have acquired in-depth knowledge of their various industrial sectors.
Quality is our foremost consideration, whether for repetitive litigation or conflicts of particularly demanding legal and/or technical sophistication.
Our teams are recognised experts in EU litigation concerning IP matters, and we are already preparing the implementation of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court in 2016 and 2017.
We work in close cooperation with the specialists of the Competition / International Trade department regarding all questions of abuse of dominant position and restrictive trade practices, which are frequently related to IP assets.
Highly acclaimed team providing the full range of IP services, including advice on patents, trade marks, copyrights and designs. Outstanding abilities in litigation with a particular focus on the life sciences, technology and telecommunications industries.
Chambers Europe 2016
Gide has strong patent litigation expertise, especially in the pharmaceuticals industry, and regularly acts for new entrants. The 19-lawyer IP team has also been involved in obtaining key results in a high-profile telecoms dispute on behalf of Nokia Siemens Networks. The firm also successfully defended La Maison du Café at first instance to cancel some of Nestlé’s patents on Nespresso coffee machines capsules. The practice is led by the highly regarded Grégoire Triet, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier.