Working hand-in-hand with the Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate, Banking & Finance, Tax, and Competition / International Trade practice groups, our IP specialists advise, negotiate and draft agreements such as:
- Confidentiality agreement
- Research and development contract
- Exclusive or non-exclusive licence agreement
- Sale of intangible asset contract
- Transfer of know-how contract
- Coexistence agreement
- Joint building ownership agreement
- As well as all aspects of IP law on purchase contracts, joint ventures etc.
Gide also offers a comprehensive service for the filing of trademarks, designs, models and domain names, as well as for the management of intellectual property rights portfolios.
Alongside the Mergers & Acquisitions department, we act on all IP aspects in due diligence operations.
Alongside the Tax department, our teams regularly optimise the use of IP rights in international corporate groups.
Alongside the Banking & Finance department, our teams help implement complex financing operations concerning intangible assets. Our specialists have also contributed to implementing an innovative financing mechanism based on IP assets.
Alongside the Employment department, our teams set up a framework for the protection of innovations and creations completed within the context of labour relations.
One of the Paris-based partners in our Intellectual Property department, Arnaud Michel, is an active member and former chair of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) French section, Chair of the European Committee and vice-chair of LES International.
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 patents offering sits within the wider IP/TMT department and consists of five partners who hold substantial expertise in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and telecoms sectors. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier is currently defending Guerbet in a patent invalidity claim brought by Bayer, and Emmanuel Larere teamed up with her to advise Ono Pharmaceutical on its overall patent strategy in France, which currently includes two appeals regarding the French patent office's refusal of two SPCs for major immunotherapy treatments. The team also handled high-stakes litigation on behalf of clients such as Shionogi, Nokia and Maury Imprimeur. Also notable are Grégoire Triet, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Arnaud Michel.
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
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