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.
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