Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2005 and Gide partner since 2017, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry specialises in industrial property. His expertise includes both contentious and non-contentious matters in all areas of industrial property (patents, trademarks, designs and related copyright issues), as well as unfair competition and protection of know-how and trade secrets. He has also developed an expertise in copyright relating to architectural works.
In contentious matters, he regularly advises and represents French and international clients, mainly in infringement disputes and in disputes relating to agreements having a strong IP and/or technology content. He has wide experience in national and multijurisdictional patent disputes, notably in the life sciences and telecom sectors. In trademark matters, he speaks before all French and EU courts.
In non-contentious matters, he regularly advises French and non-French clients in drafting and negotiating IP-related or technology transfer agreements (licenses, assignments, R&D agreements, etc.), whether as standalone agreements or as part of high-stake corporate deals or projects (IPOs, joint ventures, acquisitions, infrastructure projects, etc.).
Jean-Hyacinthe is a member of the board of LES France (Licensing Executive Society) and a member of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and co-chair of its Unified Patent Court committee, AAPI (the French association of lawyers specialised in industrial property), APRAM (the main French trademark and models association) and EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association).
Jean-Hyacinthe holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in Intellectual Property (2003) and a Master's degree in business law from the University of Paris II, and graduated from SciencesPo Paris in 2001.
He is a lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris in Pr. Vincent Forray's course "How Do Lawyers Think".
He is recommended by:
- Legal 500 EMEA 2020 : "Able to work as a team on important cases and to combine the skills of each member of the practice. Very great professionalism. An international influence which facilitates the management of files. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry is a remarkable lawyer in the field of intellectual property."
- JUVE Patent - Rankings France 2020 : Very good lawyer with excellent strategic skills
- Legal 500 EMEA 2019 : Recommended for patents, trademarks and designs and copyrights (next generation lawyer)
- Who's Who Legal 2019 : "Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry comes highly recommended by peers for his profound skills advising on complex disputes, with a particular focus on technology."
« Le cabinet excelle dans la gestion du contentieux, comme en témoigne le large volant d’affaires traité par les cinq associés responsables de la pratique : Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere et Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier – qui tous [...] interviennent aussi de manière significative en conseil. »
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Propriété intellectuelle : Brevets
« Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry enters the rankings this year thanks to a growing practice in the patents field. He routinely advises on infringement actions for international clients. »
Chambers Europe & Global 2022 - Intellectual Property: Patents, France
« Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry is a gifted legal advisor. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 (Recommended for copyrights, trademarks & designs and patents - Next Generation Partner for patents)
« Able to work as a team on important cases and to combine the skills of each member of the practice. Very great professionalism. An international influence which facilitates the management of files. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry is a remarkable lawyer in the field of intellectual property. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
« very good lawyer with excellent strategic skills. »
JUVE Patent - Rankings France 2020
« 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 (Recommended for patents, trademarks and designs and copyrights - next generation lawyer)
« Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry comes highly recommended by peers for his profound skills advising on complex disputes, with a particular focus on technology. »
Who's Who Legal 2019