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 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.
Gide has strong telecoms expertise – where it advises operators, African states and public sector companies on regulatory and project matters – and is equally strong in the data privacy area, where it recently advised on e-projects in the healthcare and gas sectors. Clients include Eutelsat and Orange. Olivier Cousi and Thierry Dor are recommended.
Legal 500 EMEA 2016