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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, Frank Valentin has developed significant years of experience in trademark and copyright crises litigation, particularly relating to the internet and motion picture sectors. He advises major web content and service providers, including several US studios. He also manages complex patent litigation for major players in various industries, but particularly in the entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors. He regularly publishes articles on intellectual property and information technology issues and teaches IP/IT litigation to post-graduate students at Paris-XI University (under the supervision of Pr. Sirinelli). Furthermore, Frank Valentin is a certified Bar specialist in Intellectual Property.
Frank Valentin was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998. International Trademark Association (INTA); Trademark Law Practitioners Association (APRAM); International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
Postgraduate degree in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law (Paris-XI University, 1996); Master's degree in Business Law (Paris-XI University, 1995).
Media and entertainment
Within: Media and entertainment
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés advises several leading American movie studios and independent producers on the production and IP aspects of French and international films. The firm successfully represented Twentieth Century Fox in a dispute with Guy Delcourt Productions over the film Avatar’s alleged copyrights infringement of a 1980 comic series. Paramount and No Money Production are also clients. Other work includes advising French and American distributors and producers regarding the production and broadcasting of television series. Charles-Edouard Renault is the key name for television and cinema work. Louis de Gaulle, Serge Lederman and Frank Valentin are other names to note. The firm also has ‘top-quality expertise’ in sport events and ticketing. It is representing Paris 2024 Olympic with its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. The practice also advises many national federations and UEFA. Jean-François Vilotte has a great network of contacts, while Rhadamès Killy has ‘perfect knowledge and understanding of issues at stake’. Thierry Granturco joined DS Avocats.
France: Intellectual property
Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has strong trade mark and copyright litigation expertise and is also involved in several design disputes in the clothing sector. Recent work includes successfully representing Twentieth Century Fox in a dispute with Guy Delcourt Productions for alleged copyright infringement in the movie Avatar of a comic series. IT is also handling a major case for a leading internet company. Château de Versailles, Colgate-Palmolive and Dreamworks Animation are also clients. Louis de Gaulle, Julien Horn, Frank Valentin, Charles-Edouard Renault and Serge Lederman are the key contacts.