Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2005, partner 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.
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. Notably, he has a wide experience in national and multijurisdictional patent disputes.
In non-contentious matters, he regularly advises French and non-French clients in drafting and negotiating IP-related or technology transfer agreements, 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 Sciences Po Paris in 2001.
He is a lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris in Pr. Christophe Jamin's course "How Do Lawyers Think".
He joined Gide in 2004 and became partner in 2017