Our Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media & Technology practice group (IP-TMT), is organised into two groups:
Over forty partners, associates and paralegals specialise in intellectual property law in Gide’s IP-TMT department. They are drawn from among the best specialists in trademark law, patent law, copyright, designs and models law, and the related issues of unfair competition.
Thanks to our extensive knowledge of our clients’ businesses and business sectors, and to frequent practice of all types of disputes in the intellectual property field, we offer our clients a unique and personalised approach in terms of:
- Transactional intellectual property
- Intellectual property litigation
- Intellectual property rights management
Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Ever since its creation, our dedicated team has been offering clients its expert knowledge of convergent TMT sectors, which combines knowledge of network regulation with content intellectual property rights and aspects related to new technologies and the Internet.
Gide sets itself apart both by its sector specialisation and its international scope. We are the only firm to offer the services of an international specialist team entirely dedicated to telecommunications, media and technology law. Working closely with the Intellectual Property team, the TMT team acts regularly in France, Central and Eastern Europe, throughout Africa, in the Middle-East and in South-East Asia.
Our skills are recognised in all fields of law applicable to copyright, the press, radio and television broadcasters, and the Internet. We are therefore in a position to act for all our clients on all topics relating to the management and development of content. Our expertise in telecommunications, information technology and new technologies means we can offer an overall legal assistance that combines understanding and a perfect command of all legal issues arising in these converging fields.
Our IP and TMT teams are ranked among the best in Chambers and Legal 500 legal guides.
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. stands out for its versatile partner bench and its focus on the medical device, pharmaceutical and telecommunications sectors. The practice demonstrates particular strength in contentious work, as reflected in the track records of practice heads Grégoire Triet, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier; the latter four, however, also manage a substantial transactional caseload. Overall, mandates include both domestic and cross-border cases, with a particularly strong focus on multi-jurisdictional matters involving other European states. Internally, the firm's commitment to forming versatile lawyers is reflected in the training of its associates, all of whom work on the gamut of intellectual property matters, involving both soft and hard IP.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. includes both the firm's IP and TMT specialists, demonstrating the practice's awareness of the necessity of intersectional advice. A substantial number of instructions flow from the press and culture sectors, especially matters regarding issues around the collection and payment of royalties. Furthermore,both its international and local French clients benefit from the proximity to developments in EU law that the firm's Brussels office provides. The key partners in the practice are Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Arnaud Michel, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Grégoire Triet; all five IP specialists whose combined expertise includes transactional and litigation experience across copyright, patent and trade mark matters; and media and entertainment specialist, Olivier Cousi. Counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry, who specialises in litigation in copyright, media, communication and culture contexts, is also noted. The firm's digital transformation platform, Gide 255, attests the firm's dedication to technological change.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Widely respected for its expertise across francophone Africa, with an impressive depth of experience in a variety of jurisdictions. Well regarded for its work across an array of transactional and regulatory matters in the TMT space, including infrastructure construction and development and M&A. Excellent track record acting for public authorities and government entities, in addition to corporate clients. Additionally active on significant mandates involving project finance and data protection.
Chambers Global 2021
Highly recommended practice offering a full service in the area, from corporate IP matters to cross-border patent disputes. Strong track record in infringement proceedings. Advises French and multinational clients from various industries including automotive, life sciences, fashion and luxury. Additionally, handles copyright and trade mark mandates.
Chambers Europe & Global 2021
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 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
The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel advises on telecom matters in France and Africa, and handles significant mandates on behalf of enviable clients in the technology sector. Olivier Cousi continues to assist leading global TMT players with the regulatory issues arising from the implementation and development of their services in France, and Alexis Pailleret is part of the team guiding two major French telecom clients through a host of issues regarding the development of their operations in North Africa. On the technology front, Thierry Dor is currently leading the advice to a UK-based software provider on its agreement with a financial services company for the digitalisation and the integration of the client's white label online banking tools. Also notable is counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry, who focuses on technology and internet issues.
Legal 500 EMEA 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