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Julien Horn

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De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

Work Department

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.

Position

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).

Languages

French, English.

Member

Julien Horn was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1994.

Education

Postgraduate degree (DESS) in Intellectual Technology and Intellectual Property Law (Paris-XI University, 1992); Postgraduate degree in Business Law (Paris-II University, 1991).


France

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associésis highly experienced in sports law and the organisation of mass events which enables its lawyers to quickly understand the issues at hand and provide quick, useful advice’. The firm’s multidisciplinary offering features the ‘client-focused and quick-thinking’ Rhadamès Killy and Jean-François Vilotte, who ‘is able to immediately line up the appropriate team for the issues at stake’. The media law branch of the firm mainly revolves around intellectual property experts such as Charles-Edouard Renault and Julien Horn, who were recently joined by Philippe Moncorps from an in-house position at TF1. Louis de Gaulle handles a series of copyright infringement disputes and negotiated contracts for the use of copyrighted material, the production of television series and movies, and product placements in feature films. Georgie Courtois defended Twentieth Century Fox against unfair competition and copyright infringement claims arising from the client’s allegedly illegal distribution of the film Avatar. Serge Lederman is the key contact for art-related matters.

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

A continuation of its strong media and entertainment practice, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés’ IT and telecoms offering provides clients with advice on regulations, transactions and commercial agreements as well as on contentious matters. Julien Horn and Louis de Gaulle worked alongside new hire Philippe Moncorps, who arrived from an in-house position at TF1, to represent a major television network in copyright and trade mark infringement proceedings against a leading telecoms provider related to the expiration of broadcasting licenses. On the fintech front, Anne-Hélène le Trocquer advised BPCE on an agreement with Apple regarding the implementation of a contactless payment system, and assisted the same client with the takeover of a start-up. Other notable work highlights included assisting with a subsea telecoms cable project in Latin America, anti-counterfeiting campaigns and the development of IT tools. Other notable clients are Adobe, Microsoft and Dassault System.

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France: Intellectual property

Trade marks, designs and copyright

Within: Trade marks, designs and copyright

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés advises clients on transactional and litigious intellectual property issues. Louis de Gaulle acted for toys and games company Goliath in several litigious proceedings aiming to protect the client’s trade marks from immoral use by competitors, and Julien Horn continues to assist a longstanding client with the validation of movie titles and the protection of its trade mark portfolio which recently involved actions against distributors of counterfeit merchandise. Clients also recommend Francine le Péchon-Joubert, who is representing a trading company in its appeal against the court’s decision to condemn it for the import and distribution of infringing products, and Charles-Edouard Renault, who advised clients in the audio-visual production space on IP aspects of an exclusive output deal for a well-known television series. Other noteworthy clients include Château de Versailles, Microsoft and Twentieth Century Fox. Sandra Strittmatter and associate Sophie de Marez Oyens were new arrivals in February 2018 from LMBE.

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