Associé de Gide, membre de la ligne de métiers Propriété intellectuelle, Télécommunications, Médias & Technologies, Arnaud Michel est spécialisé en droit des marques et brevets et en droit communautaire.
Arnaud Michel a dirigé le bureau de Bruxelles du cabinet de 1986 à 1993.
Arnaud est membre de plusieurs associations : l’AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), l'AAPI (Association des Avocats en Propriété Industrielle), l'APRAM (principale association française en droit des marques et modèles : ancien membre du conseil d'administration et président de 2000 à 2002), le LES France (Licensing Executive Society France), association en matière de valorisation de la propriété intellectuelle (membre du conseil d'administration et président de 2002 à 2004), le LESI (Licensing Executive Society International : président de différents comités de travail, ex. European", "Mediation", "Trademark", "Copyright", "Membership" et actuellement "Nominations") - Arnaud a été membre du conseil d'administration, Vice-Président (2011-2012), Président Elect (2013) et Président du LESI de mai 2014 à avril 2015. Il est maintenant Immediate Past-President du LESI.
Arnaud Michel est systématiquement référencé parmi les meilleurs spécialistes dans le domaine de la propriété intellectuelle par les guides juridiques internationaux Chambers (depuis 2002), Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, WTR 1000 et Best Lawyers.
« With a versatile team that offers both soft and hard IP skills, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. focuses primarily on contentious work. Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier all offer extensive experience in trade mark and patent disputes; while Grégoire Triet and Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry concentrate on patent work. In addition to the strong litigation practice, the team also assists with trade mark prosecution services, including the filing of trade mark applications and representation in the corresponding proceedings before relevant intellectual property offices both in France and abroad. Moreover, as part of a full-service operation, the practice is able to leverage the firm's comprehensive legal offering when expertise in other practice areas is required. In addition, Gide 255, the firm's dedicated digital transformation offering, assists clients with the challenges and opportunities brought about by the on-going digitalisation of businesses. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« Arnaud Michel is recognised as a prominent figure in copyright and trade mark matters, representing clients in litigations and also advising on trade mark portfolio protection. He also assists with commercialisation mandates. »
Chambers Europe & Global 2021
« Arnaud Michel is an experienced practitioner acting for primarily international clients on trade mark and patent matters. Clients praise 'the clarity in his advice and his creative approach to complex IP issues.' »
Chambers Europe 2019
« 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.' »
Chambers Europe 2018
« 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. »
Chambers Global 2017
« Experienced practitioner Arnaud Michel is highly regarded for his French and European patent law expertise. »
Who's Who Legal 2017
« Gide Loyrette Nouel ‘knows how to best defend its clients’ interests’. The ‘high-level’ team is involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional patent proceedings in electronics, mechanical products and pharmaceuticals. The full-service team includes the ‘excellent litigators’ Grégoire Triet, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry was promoted to partner.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Arnaud Michel is known in the market for his long-standing experience in trade marks and his growing experience in patent disputes. »
Chambers Europe 2016
« Arnaud Michel wins commendations for his enforcement prowess; he is currently president of the Licensing Executives Society International – a prestigious position that reflects his standing in the community. »
WTR 1000 2016
« Excellent strategic thinker’ Arnaud Michel »
Legal 500 EMEA 2015
« Arnaud Michel has a leading practice in patent disputes. Interviewees state: 'He has a broad skill base and is also very personable - it is enjoyable to work with him and it helps to have someone to keep things calm. »
Chambers Europe 2015
« Arnaud Michel is fellow pillar of the IP community; his years leading Gide’s Brussels office have given him an intimate familiarity with the intricacies of European procedure. »
'WTR 1000' 2015