Intellectual property has been one of the firm’s core activities for the past 40 years. In most of our offices, specialist practitioners assist clients throughout the development of their intangible assets, from the birth of intellectual property rights through to their exploitation, and their defence. We have also acquired a high level of expertise on legal questions raised by digital communication means, i.e. media, IT and new information technology laws, as well as in telecommunication law.
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:
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.
The IP team at Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak has expertise in providing advice to clients on issues arising out of patents related to mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, biotechnology. The practice provides advice on trademarks in addition to strong experience in the anti-counterfeiting area with litigation, raids and investigations. Esra Dündar Loiseau represents a number of high-profile luxury brands such as LVMH, Bulgari, Dior, L’Oreal and Spotify; she co-heads the team with Arzu Bekem who specialises in counterfeiting matters.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Turkey - Intellectual Property
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s team has a strong reputation for advising on due diligence, compliance agreements concerning television series and films, TV shoots and alleged fraud matters in this area. It is frequently sought out to advise longstanding client the French Ministry of Culture and Communication on a range of work. Julien Guinot-Deléry leads the team, and associate Camille Truchot is also noted.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Media & Entertainment : Television / Radio
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. offers French and foreign clients a leading IP litigation service, handling trade mark disputes before French and European courts and the EUIPO, with a particularly strong track record in the luxury and fashion industries. Infringement and parasitism cases form the base of the firm’s work in this area, with cancellation proceedings and invalidity actions rounding out the practice’s offering. Emmanuel Larere is an experienced trade mark litigator, while also assisting with the creation, filing and management of IP rights, and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier leads on contentious matters in France and Europe, focusing on the life sciences sector. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry advises technology companies on infringement disputes and technology transfer agreements.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Intellectual Property : Trade Marks & Designs
With notable strength in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and telecoms sectors, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is renowned for its patent litigation practice, before both the French and European courts, where it represents clients involved in infringement matters, revocation proceedings and validity disputes, including supplementary protection certificate (SPC) matters. The team is led by Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, known for her experience handling patent litigation for the life sciences sector, alongside Emmanuel Larere and Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry, who handle contentious and transactional matters.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Intellectual Property : Patents
Companies operating in the fashion, art and architecture industries regularly instruct Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. on a spectrum of litigious and commercial copyright matters at the French and EU level, with the firm’s Brussels office assisting in European cases. Under the leadership of Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Julien Guinot-Deléry, the practice represents clients in infringement, unfair competition and contractual disputes, in addition to advising on copyright licence and image rights agreements. Furthermore, the practice group assists producers, agencies and the individuals they represent in the collection and payment of royalties relating to the use of their IP.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Intellectual Property : Copyright
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s team is well-equipped to handle matters involving regulatory issues surrounding the implementation of connectivity services, and the rolling out of fibre broadband and networks. It has experience advising European operators on their regulatory obligations and the formalities across the sector; alongside its domestic work, the team has a particular presence in Africa, frequently advising on updates and modernisations to telecoms and the delivery and deployment of relevant equipment. Senior associate Dane Tacchini, noted for her 'mastery of telecoms law', is the practice head.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Telecoms
The luxury goods team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is a force in the marketplace, advising on and safeguarding the IP of household names in the fashion, jewellery, cosmetics, beverages and hospitality industries, with clients including Christian Dior, LVMH and L’Oréal. The group is headed by IP litigation expert Emmanuel Larere; Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, who manages unfair competition law matters; Franck Audran, who handles complex competition law proceedings; IT projects expert, Thierry Dor; Olivier Diaz; who has considerable experience advising on transactions involving luxury goods companies; David Jonin, who assists with employment law as it relates to the industry; and Julien Guinot-Deléry, who specialises in NFTs and metaverse issues.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Luxury Goods
The practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has noteworthy strength in advising on innovative practices in the IT sector, a key example being its provision of advice to Aura Blockchain Consortium on the cross-border launch of the first blockchain solution for the luxury sector, involving NFTs and cryptocurrencies. It is also well-equipped to advise on the establishment, implementation and fulfilment of key contracts involving cybersecurity and business operations and is also a key name for regulatory matters. The team ably handles pre-litigation matters involving complex cyberattacks. Julien Guinot-Deléry leads the team alongside Thierry Dor.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - IT & Internet
The data protection and data privacy team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains a key player in the marketplace, providing comprehensive support to major financial institutions (Crédit Agricole), insurers and corporates in media (France Televisions), luxury goods, telecoms, automobiles, tech and energy. Practice area expert Thierry Dor heads the team, bringing strength to global data transfers, personal data processing matters and GDPR compliance. Supported by senior associate Dane Tacchini (a specialist in the implementation of cross-border compliance projects related to global information technology systems, the group’s full service offering also extends to cover data breaches, cookie management and e-privacy related obligations.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Data Privacy & Data Protection
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a highly experienced team that regularly advises international and incumbent players alongside innovative projects in digital assets. It has top-tier practices in financial and capital markets and expertise in digitalisation.
Chambers Fintech 2023
Gide Loyrette Nouel is widely respected for its expertise across francophone Africa, with an impressive depth of experience in a variety of jurisdictions, as well as an on-the-ground presence in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. The firm is well regarded for its work across an array of transactional and regulatory matters in the TMT space, including cybersecurity, fintech and data protection matters. It has an excellent track record of acting for public authorities and government entities, in addition to corporate clients. Since 2021 Gide Loyrette Nouel has maintained an alliance with South Africa-headquartered law firm Bowmans.
Chambers Global 2023 - Africa-Wide - TMT
The law firm has a noteworthy IP team advising on the full spectrum of IP, covering patents, trade marks and design law. It represents clients in opposition and infringement proceedings. The lawyers are also highly active advising on anti-counterfeiting issues for consumer and luxury goods brands.
Chambers Europe 2023 - Turkey - Intellectual Property
Gide Loyrette Nouel enters the rankings thanks to increased market recognition. The law firm is well versed in a range of TMT issues, including IT licence agreements, data privacy compliance and telecoms regulatory mandates. The team also handles contentious cases involving advertising regulations and distribution contracts.
Chambers Europe 2023 - Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a highly recommended practice offering a full service in the area, from corporate IP matters to cross-border patent disputes. The team has a strong track record in infringement proceedings. It advises French and multinational clients from various industries, including automotive, pharmaceutical and life sciences and fashion. Additionally, the department handles copyright and trade mark mandates.
Chambers Europe & Global 2023
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. assiste de grands groupes audiovisuels et de grandes stations de radio. Le Ministère de la Culture est également client. Le cabinet a remporté une importante victoire en matière de droits voisins au printemps 2020 devant l’Autorité de la Concurrence qui a fait droit aux demandes de mesures conservatoires présentées par les éditeurs de presse et le client du cabinet, l’AFP, à l’encontre de Google. Le cabinet assiste aussi ses clients de manière croissante dans la gestion de dossiers touchant à la protection des données personnelles, la blockchain, l'intelligence artificielle et la publicité programmatique. Le cabinet conseille aussi de nombreux clients étrangers, notamment en matière de production et de financement d’oeuvres cinématographiques.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Médias, Culture, Sport et Loisirs : Télévision et Radio
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. répond d’une « technique juridique exceptionnelle dans le secteur des technologies et du numérique ». L’équipe, d’une douzaine d’avocats, se voit confié la gestion d'importants projets de transformation numérique. Elle intervient souvent dans des dossiers soulevant des aspects techniques et juridiques innovants, concernant notamment l’open source, la cryptographie, la blockchain ou l’intelligence artificielle. Le cabinet est également en mesure de gérer des affaires sensibles devant les autorités de régulations ; il a représenté l'AFP devant l'Autorité de la Concurrence dans une procédure l’ayant opposé à Google, et portant sur la transposition de la directive européenne sur le droit d'auteur dans le marché unique numérique. A la tête de la pratique, Thierry Dor est sollicité par des clients français et internationaux pour les conseiller sur la structuration de leurs projets technologiques et d'externalisation. Julien Guinot-Deléry est recommandé pour son savoir-faire dans la mise en œuvre des projets technologiques et dans la gestion des litiges qui y sont associés.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - IT & Internet
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a strong transactional practice and handles IP litigation. The team has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and telecoms areas, but is also active in a wide range of sectors. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry handles contentious and non-contentious matters in all areas of industrial and intellectual property. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier and Emmanuel Larere are also noted.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Intellectual Property: Patent
Gide Loyrette Nouel is widely respected for its expertise across francophone Africa, with an impressive depth of experience in a variety of jurisdictions. The firm is 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. It has an excellent track record of acting for public authorities and government entities, in addition to corporate clients. Additionally, the practice is active on significant mandates involving project finance and data protection.
Chambers Global 2022 - Africa-Wide
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a highly recommended practice offering a full service in the area, from corporate IP matters to cross-border patent disputes. The team has a strong track record in infringement proceedings. It advises French and multinational clients from various industries including automotive, life sciences, fashion and luxury. Additionally, the department handles copyright and trade mark mandates.
Chambers Europe & Global 2022