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Work +33 1 56 64 00 00
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www.degaullefleurance.com
Brussels , Paris

Frank Valentin

Tel:
Work +33 1 56 64 00 00
Email:
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, 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.

Languages

French, English.

Member

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).

Education

Postgraduate degree in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law (Paris-XI University, 1996); Master's degree in Business Law (Paris-XI University, 1995).


France

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 connectedJean-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.

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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’.

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