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Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier has been advising and assisting clients in disputes with regard to patents and trademark law, her practice’s primary focus, since 2001. In addition, she advises on copyright issues and unfair competition law for some of the world's leading brands, particularly in the luxury, jeanswear and consumer goods sectors. Over the years, she has gained significant experience in domestic and pan-European patent litigation (patent infringements and validity disputes), more specifically in Life Sciences (drugs cases, particularly with regard to supplementary protection certificates, as well as medical devices), on Technologies and Mechanics. Raphaëlle is a member of several professional associations: the APRAM (French Association for Trademarks and Models Lawyers), the INTA (International Trademark Association) and the AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).
France: Industry focus
Healthcare and life sciences
Within: Healthcare and life sciences
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is involved in high-profile domestic and cross-border patent proceedings in the pharmaceuticals industry, including representing Ono Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb in the French aspects of a patent dispute relating to a revolutionary immuno-oncology treatment. Grégoire Triet, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier are all recommended. The firm also advises a number of biotech companies in financing, corporate transactions and IPOs.
France: Intellectual property
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ‘knows how to best defend its clients’ interests’. The ‘high-level’ team is involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional patent proceedings in electronics, mechanical products and pharmaceuticals. In one matter, it is representing Ono Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb in the French aspects of a patent dispute relating to a revolutionary immuno-oncology treatment. It also obtained the withdrawal of all claims against its client Nokia (NSN) by patent troll High Point. The full-service team includes the ‘excellent litigators’ Grégoire Triet, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry was promoted to partner.
Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. 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.