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Operations Division: The transactional and litigation activities of the Operations Division cover industrial and commercial activities and more generally clients’ operations (sourcing, sales, promotions, concessions and public procurement contracts) and the defence and optimisation of their immaterial assets.
Firm partner, Julien Horn focuses on information technology and intellectual property litigation. He also handles transactional and contractual work on IP and IT assets. Julien Horn’s litigation practice is prominent in the field of software litigation, patent litigation, and trademark litigation. He has also acquired significant expertise in the planning and monitoring of innovative mass litigation campaigns for IT and software companies. He regularly publishes articles on IP and IT issues in the legal press and teaches IP/IT litigation strategy to postgraduate students at Paris University. Julien Horn was elected by his peers “Lawyer of the Year 2013 in Intellectual Property” and “Lawyer of the Year 2010 in Information Technology” by Best Lawyers (in partnership with Les Echos).
Julien Horn was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1994.
Postgraduate degree (DESS) in Intellectual Technology and Intellectual Property Law (Paris-XI University, 1992); Postgraduate degree in Business Law (Paris-II University, 1991).
Media and entertainment
Within: Media and entertainment
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés provides an ‘excellent level of service’ and gives ‘quick and thorough answers’ in the audiovisual sector, where it advises leading French and US broadcasters, as well as top television producers. The firm also advises clients such as 20th Century Fox and Paramount on movie production. The practice is headed by Louis de Gaulle, Julien Horn, Serge Lederman, Frank Valentin and Charles-Edouard Renault, who has ‘an excellent understanding of the intricacies of copyright law and is well versed in the issues faced by international companies’. Georgie Courtois was promoted to partner. The firm also advises major sports event organisers and sport federations. It assisted the World Equestrian Games with the organisation of its 2014 world championship. Key figures in the team include the ‘creative and very well connected’ Jean-François Vilotte, who is especially recommended for sensitive matters, and senior counsel Rhadamès Killy, who is ‘competent and has ‘a great knowledge of sport and commercial law’. The practice was reinforced by the recruitment of Paris and Brussels Bar member and former professional football player Thierry Granturco.
France: Intellectual property
Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés assists renowned international retailers and handles cases before the French courts and OHIM. The practice also has a strong practice in acting for leading US audiovisual studios. Key figures in the team include Louis de Gaulle, who is praised for his ‘tenacity and his fine legal analysis’, as well as Julien Horn, Frank Valentin and Charles-Edouard Renault, who has ‘an excellent understanding of the intricacies of copyright law and is well versed in the issues faced by international companies’.