The first main area of European IP disputes in which Gide is active are challenges to the validity of trademarks and designs registered by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), whether oppositions or invalidity actions.
Gide is equally comfortable acting before the OHIM, the General Court (which has exclusive competence over appeals from the OHIM Board of Appeal, which in turn hears appeals to first instance decisions made by the OHIM), and the Court of Justice (in case of further appeal).
Gide’s second main area of expertise in Community IP disputes regards questions referred to the Court of Justice by national courts of member states.
In these cases, Gide is involved in all areas of intellectual property (trademarks, designs, supplementary protection certificates, etc.) falling under the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice.
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.
Chambers Global 2017
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. 'Great reactivity, very knowledgeable lawyers who are also pragmatic and have an excellent understanding of the clients’ needs.'
Chambers Europe 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
Gide Loyrette Nouel is renowned for its strong international TMT and IP practice. Its lawyers possess sophisticated industry knowledge across various sectors and jurisdictions.
Who's Who Legal 2017
We very much appreciate their fantastic expertise,’ enthuse happy clients about corporate titan Gide Loyrette Nouel. Founded in Paris in 1920, it now has 17 offices around the world, including in hubs such as London, New York, Moscow and Beijing. This has imbued its services with a cosmopolitan flavour that is much treasured by international clients.
WTR 1000 2016