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.
Market-leading practice offering a full service in the area, from corporate IP matters to infringement proceedings. Advises French and multinational clients from various industries including automotive, life sciences, fashion and luxury. Strong expertise in cross-border patent litigation cases. One interviewee comments: 'The IP team is very dynamic, highly qualified, very quick to react and gives very good advice.' Another source praises the creativity of the lawyers and says: 'They are attentive to our needs, very precise in their answers and solution-oriented.'
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel’s intellectual property team is currently assisting a subsidiary of Dior in litigation against its founder, John Galliano, pertaining to his demand to forfeit all trade marks and uses of his name for corporate purposes. The recently promoted Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry is currently representing Klesia in a trade mark infringement case brought by Ecclesia Versicherungsdienste in France and before the European courts. Also notable are Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, who advised a major fashion brand on all intellectual property issues arising from the bankruptcy of a licensee; Arnaud Michel, who continues to protect the brand of a well-known TV show; and Emmanuel Larere, who acts for clients such as Adidas and Guerlain.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a key player with some extremely skilled, efficient lawyers. It is very active and well known on the market. You see it in all the largest, most important trademark cases. Open-mindedness, commitment and thoroughness characterise the service; clients never receive less than 110%.
WTR 1000 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel 's patents offering sits within the wider IP/TMT department and consists of five partners who hold substantial expertise in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and telecoms sectors. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier is currently defending Guerbet in a patent invalidity claim brought by Bayer, and Emmanuel Larere teamed up with her to advise Ono Pharmaceutical on its overall patent strategy in France, which currently includes two appeals regarding the French patent office's refusal of two SPCs for major immunotherapy treatments. The team also handled high-stakes litigation on behalf of clients such as Shionogi, Nokia and Maury Imprimeur. Also notable are Grégoire Triet, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Arnaud Michel.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019