In litigation, we support, sometimes for over 30 years, some of the most well-known brands in the world in the luxury, fashion, foodstuffs, cosmetics and toy sectors.
Our experience and skills enable us to ensure, for our clients, the daily management of repetitive disputes (customs disputes, seizure of products, etc.), all the while acting on the most complex cases before national, civil, criminal or community jurisdictions.
As legal advisers, we are regularly consulted by our clients for developing their brands and negotiate and draft all the contracts necessary (licence, sale, coexistence, etc.), for which we have suitable perspective thanks to our experience as litigators.
Lastly, we manage a sizeable portfolio of French, European and international brands for our clients. Thanks to our considerable network of correspondents, we are also in a position to manage foreign trademarks filed throughout the world.
Our intellectual property rights management activity also covers legal advice in the strategy of filing trademarks.
We regularly act for our clients in disputes concerning designs and models, which are often combined with copyright issues.
We also offer advice, help draft contracts, and manage design and model portfolios.
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
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 - France - Intellectual property : Patents
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. dispose d’une équipe experte et polyvalente en droit de la propriété intellectuelle et industrielle, dont l’activité est centrée sur le contentieux. Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere et Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier traitent à la fois des litiges de droit des marques et de brevets ; quand Grégoire Triet et Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry se consacrent plus exclusivement au contentieux de brevets. L’équipe est également active en conseil ; elle assiste ses clients dans le dépôt de leurs marques et dans la gestion des recours et des procédures engagés devant les instituts et offices de protection français et étrangers. L’équipe parisienne peut également s’appuyer sur l’offre full-services du cabinet en droit des affaires, et sur la plateforme Gide 255 du cabinet dédiée à l’accompagnement des clients dans leur transformation numérique.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Propriété intellectuelle : Marques, dessins et modèles
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly well-known for its strengths in IP litigation, particularly regarding patent and trade mark disputes. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier and Emmanuel Larere focus on French and European trade mark and patent disputes for clients in the life sciences, telecommunications, luxury goods, technology, and consumer goods industries, among others. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry has extensive expertise in national and multijurisdictional patent disputes. The team is also noted for its international trademark prosecution work. Elsewhere, trade mark filings and portfolio management are other key drivers of mandates.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
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