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.
Complete offering for IP, on both a domestic and international level. Represents leading companies in the sectors of telecommunications, retail and life sciences, as well as the automotive industry.
Chambers Global 2017
Market-leading practice offering a full service in IP. The team is composed of experienced lawyers receiving ongoing training in order to adapt to developments in IP law. Advises clients in various industries including engineering, life sciences and retail. 'Great reactivity, very knowledgeable lawyers who are also pragmatic and have an excellent understanding of the clients’ needs.'
Chambers Europe 2017
Gide Loyrette Nouel provides ‘an excellent overall level of service’ and represents many prestigious French and global brands. The firm recently achieved great results in several cases. The Paris Court of First Instance notably held that the use of the name Merck on MSD’s French website infringes its client Merck KGaA’s trade mark rights. The practice also obtained a favourable judgment for Marks and Spencer plc in a dispute with Auchan regarding the client’s Simply M&S brand. A number of luxury goods companies are also clients, including Dior Couture. Key figures include Arnaud Michel, who has ‘a very high level of expertise’, and the ‘experienced’ Emmanuel Larere, who is ‘instrumental in the success of his clients’ brand protection programme in France’. Grégoire Triet - and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier are also recommended; Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry was promoted to partner.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Gide Loyrette Nouel is renowned for its strong international TMT and IP practice. Its lawyers possess sophisticated industry knowledge across various sectors and jurisdictions.
Who's Who Legal 2017