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Gaetan Cordier

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Gaëtan Cordier is a Partner in our Paris office, in charge of the IP/IT & Privacy Practice. His practice covers both litigation and transactional IP/IT & Privacy matters.

Gaëtan specialises in:

IP law covering litigation and transactional patents, trademarks, copyright, know-how, unfair competition matters as well as sponsorship agreements and licence agreements;

IT law covering outsourcing, software and hardware agreements, services agreements, cloud computing, IT marketing agreements, technology and communications regulation, e-commerce;

Data protection/privacy law and legal aspects of IT security;

Commercial law, including commercial contracting arrangements, technology transfer arrangements and consumer regulations; and

Life sciences compliance and regulatory matters.

Gaëtan advises companies in various industries and, in particular in the luxury, retail, Internet, medical devices, life sciences and technology sectors. In particular, Gaëtan is the head of the Eversheds Luxury Legal Group, a group dedicated to the legal needs and strategies of companies operating in the luxury sector. He is admitted to the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Arbitration and Mediation Centre's list of neutrals.

Gaëtan is distinguished for his work in IP by the independent guides Legal 500 France and Legal 500 Europe which commented:


Eversheds’ very good and responsive’ practice attracts a high-profile client base for issues pertaining to trade marks, designs and models in the luxury goods sector. Gaëtan Cordier is ‘extremely focused on responding to his clients’ needs’
GaëtanCordier handles trademarks, patents and data protection matters. He advises major clients in the fields of luxury and large retailers.



Gaëtan Cordier est Associé de notre bureau de Paris en charge de la pratique Propriété Intellectuelle, Nouvelles Technologies et Données Personnelles.

Sa pratique couvre :

Le Droit de la propriété Intellectuelle : brevets, marques, dessins & modèles, droits d'auteur, savoir-faire, concurrence déloyale et parasitisme ;

Le Droit de l’informatique : Outsourcing, cloud computing, logiciels, commerce électronique ;

Le Droit des données personnelles et de la sécurité informatique ;

Le Droit commercial et le droit de la consommation ; et

Le Droit pharmaceutique.

Gaëtan Cordier conseille notamment de grandes sociétés françaises et internationales du secteur du luxe, de la distribution, de l'industrie de l'équipement médical et d'Internet. Gaëtan est admis sur la liste des Arbitres et Intermédiaires neutres de l'OMPI (Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle).

Auteurs de nombreux articles dédiés à ces matières, Gaëtan Cordier est recommandé par les guides indépendants Legal 500 France and Legal 500 Europe qui indiquent à cet égard :


Eversheds possède une équipe ‘très bonne et réactive’ qui a su gagner la confiance de grandes marques du luxe. L’équipe gère principalement des problématiques de marques et de dessins et modèles, en conseil et contentieux. Gaëtan Cordier est ‘extrêmement à l’écoute des besoins de ses clients.


Eversheds possède une bonne expertise en matière de protection des données. Le cabinet assiste ainsi plusieurs grands groupes français et anglais sur l’élaboration de programmes de mise en conformité dans plusieurs pays. L’équipe traite également des problématiques d’Internet.

Gaëtan has recently contributed to new intellectual property law videos on how our intellectual property legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Intellectual Property How can we help you?

Intellectual Property, Why work with Eversheds?

Intellectual Property, Our experience

Intellectual Property, Working with British Gas, a case study


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IT, telecoms and the Internet

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The media and TMT department at Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP acts for major names in the IT and telecoms spaces. In recent highlights, the group handled a data protection project linked to its French operations for a global IT corporation, and advised a multinational internet retailer on distribution issues and contractual negotiations. Also notable is the team’s work in the field of fintech where it oversaw the implementation of software licensing matters. The names to note are technology partner Gaëtan Cordier, who dedicates a substantial fraction of his practice to intellectual property advice, and Dan Roskis, who specialises in competition and media law.

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Luxury goods

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Gaëtan Cordier - Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Within: Luxury goods

Gaëtan Cordier is part of Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP’s international intellectual property team and jointly chairs the global luxury goods group with employment partner Déborah Attali. Covering a wide array of practice areas in the luxury sector, the team continues to act for a leading corporation in all of its supply chain, franchising and sponsorship agreements, and has recently been advising Gucci on intellectual property issues regarding its operations in France and Italy. On the litigation front, Cordier represented a couturier in trade mark and unfair competition proceedings against two major online retailers pertaining to the sale of counterfeit goods across several jurisdictions. Also notable is Attali’s day-to-day employment counsel to a wide range of luxury clients.

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