Firms To Watch: Intellectual property: Copyright

A new IP boutique firm formed at the beginning of 2023, Blanche Avocats has already built a well-established French and international client base, handling all IP matters both contentious and transactional with particular copyright expertise. Louis Jestaz, Sarah Madi and Florent Mattern all co-head the practice.
Headed by Nathalie Hadjadj-Cazier, the IP team at Fieldfisher assists clients with copyright and related rights issues, both in counsel and in litigation. The team works closely alongside the firm's departments in London, Milan, Munich, Brussels and Hamburg, providing clients with coordinated strategies for matters within the most important European IP jurisdictions.
A firm dedicated to innovation and creation, FIRSH, founded by Claire Poirson in 2023, is skilled in copyright matters and handles cross-border issues raised by European and international major companies.
Headed by Natalia Moya-Fernández, the IP department at Grant Thornton Société d’Avocats provides copyright and image rights advice, assisting its clients in all strategic operations through multidisciplinary expertise, working for both a French and foreign client base.

Intellectual property: Copyright in France

August Debouzy

With its cross-functional, cross-border IP expertise as a strong foundation, August Debouzy’s copyright team is dedicated to addressing all aspects of copyright protection and defense for brands and creative works. Under the leadership of Mahasti Razavi and Basile Ader, the team offers a comprehensive range of copyright services, including litigation in civil and criminal courts, compliance assessments, chain of rights audits, infringement seizure actions, negotiation of licensing agreements, and a strong focus on the intersection of technology and copyright management in the creative industry’s future landscape. Prominent members of this practice also include Amélie Tripet, who excels in copyright matters related to press, libel, and publishing, along with Pierre Pérot and Inès Bouzayen, both of whom have significantly contributed to enhancing the practice since joining last year.

Practice head(s):

Mahasti Razavi; Basile Ader


Other key lawyers:

Amélie Tripet; Pierre Pérot; Inès Bouzayen


Testimonials

‘Flawless availability and responsiveness, as well as pragmatic advice and recommendations adapted to the context.’

‘Work of significant and advanced technical quality.’

‘I particularly appreciate Amélie Tripet for the relevance of her advice, both from a technical point of view and from a pragmatic point of view.’

‘A dynamic and responsive team.’

Key clients

International Media Invest


Bugali


Accuracy


Première Media


DeepGray vision


Muji


Work highlights


  • Advised International Media Invest (IMI) in connection with the contemplated purchase of minority stake in the French company EDITIS HOLDING, leader in publishing activities in France, regarding all IP related aspects.
  • Assisted and advised the Consortium composed of Meridiam, GIP and the Groupe Caisse des Dépôts in the carveout resulting from the sale by Veolia of certain “New Suez” activities, in particular regarding the transfer and licensing of certain IP rights.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s IP department provides specialised expertise at both domestic and multi-jurisdictional levels, addressing a wide range of advisory and contentious issues across various industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences, luxury, retail, lifestyle, and entertainment. Led by IP agreement specialist Virginie Ulmann, the copyright team possesses extensive knowledge of the French implementation of the new EU copyright directive. They regularly offer counsel to major tech companies on cutting-edge copyright matters arising from this directive, particularly in the realm of neighbouring rights of press publishers and intermediary liability. The team also excels in advisory services for both contentious and non-contentious matters, covering areas like copyright protection in digital media, collective management and enforcement, acquisition, migration, and disposal of copyright assets, alongside expertise in complex copyright litigation cases, bolstered by the experience of litigator Nathalie Marchand. Other key figures at the firm include Pauline Celeyron.

Practice head(s):

Virginie Ulmann


Other key lawyers:

Nathalie Marchand; Pauline Celeyron


Testimonials

‘High responsiveness, even on small files.’

‘Strategic advice and recommendations were realistic.’

‘The Baker & McKenzie team is distinctive due to its internationalisation, and its detailed understanding of the subjects depending on the jurisdictions from which the files can be exempted. Also, the young and curious team allows the firm to position itself on subjects that are more innovative and innovative than each other.’

Key clients

Succession Consuelo Saint Exupery


Tai Ping


Moët-Hennessy and Société Jas Hennessy & Co.


Perrigo


BAT (British American Tobacco)


Unilever


Kadine


Lancaster


Groupe Beaumanoir


DIM


SAP


Polène


Work highlights


  • Assisting the Estate of Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry in representing and promoting the works of Consuelo de Saint-Exupery in its collaboration with various museums for the implementation of exhibitions and in its relationship with French publishers such as Gallimard and publishers of audiovisual works.
  • Advising Tai Ping in the protection of its copyrights and know-how on its luxury carpets, as well as in the negotiation and drafting of publishing agreements with some designers.
  • Advised Embracer Group in its strategic project to buy the Asmodée group in a deal valued at first at €2.75bn and re-valued at €3.01bn

Bird & Bird

With a distinct focus on dynamic industries such as life sciences, technology and communications, media, entertainment, and sports, Bird & Bird provides comprehensive guidance on a wide spectrum of copyright issues, leveraging the international reach of its IP practice. Co-headed by Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan and Géraldine Arbant, the copyright practice not only assists companies with copyright registration, protection, and commercialisation but also excels in crafting copyright licenses and agreements. Moreover, the team actively engages in copyright infringement litigation and handles liability claims, representing clients in contentious proceedings before both French and European courts. The practice further benefits from the expertise of Edouard Treppoz, a copyright specialist, as well as Nathan Soulié, a key adviser in copyright matters related to software and SaaS contracts, and Frédérique Bocqueraz, a specialist in international copyright matters.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan; Géraldine Arbant


Other key lawyers:

Edouard Treppoz; Frédérique Bocqueraz; Nathan Soulié


Testimonials

‘During the negotiation, the team showed itself to be innovative by proposing solutions that corresponded to our business needs, while accommodating the contractor’s requests, allowing us to reach a rapid conclusion.’

‘Frédérique Bocqueraz has an exceptional sense of follow-up of files and an in-depth knowledge of case law.’

‘Géraldine Arbant has an excellent strategic vision.’

‘Excellent knowledge of negotiating publishing contracts in the music sector and a perfect understanding of our needs.’

‘A creative team.’

Key clients

Vitra


Petit Bateau


Salomon (Amer sports)


Groupe SEB


Take-two interactive software, inc, Rockstar Games


Maurice Lecoy


Work highlights


  • Advised VITRA on litigations or pre-litigations for copyright infringement and/or unfair competition and free-riding.
  • Advised Petit Bateau on pre-litigations for copyright infringement and/or unfair competition and free-riding.

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés provides an extensive range of copyright services, adeptly representing clients in contentious matters before French and EU courts and IP offices. The team seamlessly navigates the entire spectrum of soft IP issues, addressing concerns such as copyright clearance and infringement. Collaborating closely with the firm’s tax, competition, and employment practices, the team ensures clients receive optimal advice for their specific situations. Headed by a diverse team of partners, including Louis de Gaulle, a certified bar specialist in IP law, along with litigation experts Georgie Courtois and Julien Horn, Francine Le Péchon-Joubert specialising in optimising and defending trade mark portfolios on an international scale, and Serge Lederman, who provides counsel and litigation expertise across sectors like fashion, design, media, and the food industry.

Practice head(s):

Louis de Gaulle; Georgie Courtois; Julien Horn; Francine Le Péchon-Joubert; Serge Lederman


Other key lawyers:

Charlotte Hébert-Salomon


Key clients

Bahlsen


Careventures Fund li Gp


Château de Versailles


Colgate Palmolive


DreamWorks Animation


Echosens


Energy Observer Developments


Epic Games


Fédération Française de Tennis


Fresenius


Haribo


IcadeIle-de-France Mobilité (IDFM)


Interop’ SantéMonte Carlo – Société des Bains de Mer


National Football League (NFL)


NBC UNIVERSAL


Opéra de Paris


Optic 2000


Palais des Thés Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétiques (PFDC)


Pure Laboratories


RH US, LLC.


Rival Boxing


Showroomprivé.com


Sire Spirits – 50C


Skechers


The Fragrance Designers


Twinings


Warner Bros


Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s copyright team is a collaborative unit comprising partners and associates from the IP, technology, media, and telecoms departments. Its expertise spans both litigation and transactional aspects of copyright law, with a strong focus on personal image rights and in-depth knowledge of European copyright legislation, further reinforced by their presence in Brussels. The team, co-headed by four IP specialist partners Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry, and Julien Guinot-Deléry, provides consistent counsel to clients in high-stakes copyright disputes across various sectors, including entertainment, media, and culture. The practice also represents producers, talents, and their agents, covering a wide range of matters, including royalty collection, infringement claims, unfair competition, contractual disputes, and offering guidance on copyright licenses and image rights agreements.

Practice head(s):

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier; Emmanuel Larere; Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry; Julien Guinot-Deléry


Other key lawyers:

Marie-Ange Pozzo di Borgo


Testimonials

‘Responsive and available.’ 

‘Great knowledge.’

Key clients

Reworld Media


Agence France-Presse (AFP)


Comédie-Française


Drouot


Paris 2024


Work highlights


  • Represented Agence France-Presse (AFP) in a major litigation against Twitter on the implementation of the press neighbouring rights, following the implementation of the EU Directive on copyright in the digital single market.
  • Represented La Comédie-Française (French National Theatre) in a significant copyright dispute based on the adaptation rights of a major play.
  • Advising Groupe Cargo and its subsidiary Fabrique de Styles in defence in a litigation against Maisons du Monde, who are accusing our client to have copied its concept store.

Taliens

Taliens’ IP practice benefits from a collaborative relationship with international law firms and is prominently focused on supporting major international companies operating in France. It serves a diverse client base spanning sectors like fashion and luxury goods, art, media, entertainment, toys and gaming, as well as food and beverage. The copyright team, co-led by seasoned litigator Clara Steinitz, soft-IP specialist Jean-Frédéric Gaultier, and invaluable disputes expert Grégoire Triet, consistently manages highly complex disputes and commercial arrangements. This includes infringement litigation, unfair competition, and parasitic matters at both domestic and international levels. The practice draws further support from Emilie Gras, Sophia Gintersos, Alix De Noray, and Chloé Laboudie, who contribute to both the practice’s contentious and transactional strengths. It offers guidance to clients on infringement issues and assist in safeguarding their IP from unfair use, actively participating in many of the team’s most significant cases.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Frédéric Gaultier; Clara Steinitz; Gregoire Triet


Other key lawyers:

Tougane Loumeau; Chloé Laboudie; Emilie Gras; Sophia Gintersos; Alix De Noray


Testimonials

‘Taliens brings together talented lawyers capable of implementing their complementarity quickly and efficiently. They have an excellent understanding of their clients’ industries and their needs, which they support with pragmatism by placing the tireless defense of their interests at the forefront.’

‘Clara Steinitz and Jean-Frédéric Gaultier are simply brilliant in their level of skill and knowledge. They are able to develop negotiation and litigation strategies that are unrivalled and never lose sight of the client’s interests.’

‘The size of the firm allows them to be flexible and responsive. Thanks to their extensive experience in the niche field of copyright, Taliens is among the most advanced experts in copyright matters.’

‘Clara Steinitz stands out for her technical expertise: no case law escapes her and her ability to popularise very specialised subjects is impressive.’

‘Jean-Frédéric Gautier is a flawless strategist who makes the difference in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation.’

Key clients

Red Bull


Burger King


Richemont


Amazon Studios


Paramount (fka ViacomCBS)


Fondazione Prada


Comme Des Garçons


Dolce & Gabbana


Valentino


Ann Taylor


Kyndryl


Corum Group


Taylor Wessing

With a strong presence in the media and entertainment sectors, Taylor Wessing’s copyright team seamlessly combines extensive advisory and litigation experience with a sharp focus on the dynamic challenges posed by the ever-evolving digital landscape. Co-led by Christian Valsamidis, Claire Saint-Laurent, Benoît Goulesque-Monaux, and Marc Schuler, the practice consistently handles both national and cross-border cases, representing clients in infringement claims, IP ownership disputes, and licensing issues before French and EU courts. Beyond the media sector, its expertise extends to diverse industries, including advertising, marketing, gaming, apps, and music. Notably, the team collaborates seamlessly with the firm’s tax, corporate, and distribution practice groups, ensuring the provision of comprehensive and full-service advice.

Practice head(s):

Christian Valsamidis; Claire Saint-Laurent; Benoît Goulesque-Monaux; Marc Schuler


Key clients

STUDIOS D-MONDES (GROUP D 2J In Reunion Island)


Wallimage


Mandarin Television


Tik Tok


Films Sous Influence / Yvan Attal


Fargo


Fortiche Production / Animation Series “Arcane»


Rammstein


Balenciaga


Cloudflare


Mely Production / Mélanie Laurent


Dailymotion


Redbubble


Sophie BARTHES – ADEN FILM


Adobe


Europacorp


Work highlights


  • Defending the famous German group RAMMSTEIN in a lawsuit filed by Music Unit and the group Ninja Cyborg based on copyright infringement regarding the title “Deutschland” which would allegedly be infringing a prior title of this group.
  • Assisting Adobe in the management of third parties copyright infringement claims brought against its licensees and in relation to its Adobe Stock services (photography database).

UGGC Avocats

UGGC Avocats covers a wide spectrum of copyright-related issues, assisting major industry players in Europe, Africa, and Asia and focusing on areas like innovation, digital law, fashion, luxury, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, sports, music, IoT, and digital publishing. Co-headed by experts Anne-Marie Pecoraro in AI and digital law, Elisabeth Logeais in licensing, and Corinne Khayat in copyright litigation, the firm regularly helps companies plan, implement, and manage strategies for copyright registration, protection, and management. They also provide guidance on IP exploitation, draft licensing and assignment agreements, and assist in anti-counterfeiting, anti-cybersquatting cases, unfair competition proceedings, and out-of-court mediation at domestic, European, and international levels. Additionally, Rodolphe Boissau is a key contact with extensive experience in aiding rights holders and handling litigation, including cases involving substantial copyright infringements.

Practice head(s):

Anne-Marie Pecoraro; Elisabeth Logeais; Corinne Khayat


Other key lawyers:

Rodolphe Boissau


Testimonials

‘They are available, provide good advice and adapt to the needs and means of our business structure.’

‘What sets Anne-Marie Pecoraro apart from others is her technical expertise, knowledge of clients’ sectors and networks, her excellent reputation, responsiveness and flexibility, and her passion for advocacy.’

‘The team is very responsive and competent. Always attentive to our needs.’

Key clients

MHD (Moet Hennessy Diageo)


Giacometti, Berthoud Consorts


CDC (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations)


Affective


Meriem Bouderbala


Elsevier – Springer / SCI-HUB – LIBGEN


Diageo


Solinest


Thierry Mugler


Most Wanted Music


M. Firon & Co Advocates for Israeli Broadcasters


Pif et Hercule with Editions Vaillant


Frédéric Lyphoudt – Archikonsol Project


Divine Paris


Licensing International


Work highlights


  • Acting as counsel to Meriem Bouderbala, a Tunisian artist, in the protection of her intellectual property rights relating to contemporary art.
  • Acting as counsel to Most Wanted Music in a pre-litigation music law dispute with an artist it has signed to its repertoire.

ADVANT Altana

ADVANT Altana leverages its international connections to provide robust support to its French clients in handling cross-border disputes. The practice collaborate regularly with a network of specialised correspondents to manage these cases effectively. Under the co-leadership of Pierre Lubet and Jean-Guy de Ruffray, the team excels in both transactional and litigation aspects, catering to a diverse array of industry sectors, handling infringement claims, contract breaches, royalties rate-setting litigation, anti-counterfeit programs, as well as rights audits, clearances, pre-litigation work, and negotiation of copyright agreements. Other noteworthy figures in the practice include Camille Raclet, who represents both domestic and international clients in a variety of copyright matters, particularly those involving cybersecurity-related aspects.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Lubet; Jean-Guy de Ruffray


Other key lawyers:

Camille Raclet


Testimonials

‘What is great is the 360° approach and agility of the team, which allows them to cover a large spectrum in the IP and IT field, both in advising clients and in handling complex and technical litigations.’

‘Jean-Guy de Ruffray has a great overview on all relevant aspects of IT and IP law, which is essential to master complex issues.’

‘Camille Raclet is certainly the rising star of the team.’

Key clients

ALDI


ADAMI


DUCATI


MOULIN ROUGE


MINEBEA INTEC FRANCE


THE RUMOR MILL


SPRE


VIZ MEDIA EUROPE


Armengaud Guerlain

Armengaud Guerlain has cultivated a formidable standing in IP law, championing the causes of blue-chip companies, SMEs, and individuals. The firm navigates both contentious issues before the French courts and transactional matters, showcasing prowess in due diligence. Co-led by its founders, Stéphane Guerlain, an expert in IP disputes, and Catherine Mateu, whose experience extends to aiding start-ups, multinationals, investors, and non-profits in French and EU IP matters, the practice boasts extensive proficiency in cross-border litigation and contracts. With an international network and fluency in daily working languages, including French, English, German, and Spanish, the firm provides insightful counsel to clients across five continents.

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Guerlain; Catherine Mateu


Other key lawyers:

Flora Erbibou; Betty Dachary


Key clients

Banque Transatlantique


Bouygues


1906 Collins


K2A


Fluidra


Acturus


Musidor


IKEA


Grosfillex


D&D


DAUNAT


Celine Musmeaux / Nymphalis


Work highlights


  • Represented the authors of a sound and light show. Claimed for compensation for the assignment of the clients’ copyright to a third party without authorization.

Dentons

Leveraging its global reach across all continents, the IP&T team at Dentons in Paris benefits from the expertise of more than 600 lawyers worldwide. It provides support for both domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters and are the preferred choice for numerous blue-chip clients in the pharmaceutical, luxury goods, gaming, and TMT industries seeking to safeguard their copyrights in France and the EU. The team, under the leadership of litigation and enforcement specialist Loïc Lemercier, shields clients from infringement actions and represents them in licensing disputes, injunctions, and seizures. Moreover, they excel in transactional work, guiding clients through contract negotiations and drafting. Isabelle Leroux, a key contact with experience in industrial property and literary and artistic property, has advised notable clients such as CNRS, RTLE, Casablanca, and Leroy Merlin.

Practice head(s):

Loïc Lemercier


Other key lawyers:

Isabelle Leroux; Sophie Mandel; Carla Dundon


Testimonials

‘Competent, responsive and solutions-oriented.’

‘Denton’s copyright practice is composed of lawyers with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and this is their strength.’

‘The team understands and values their client’s time and makes sure that there is a dialogue with clients all along a project.’

‘Loïc Lemercier is a genuinely curious and competent lawyer, who values transparency and communication. Loïc understands various industries and their needs and does not hesitate to ask questions and to challenge strategies.’

Key clients

Apple


Casablanca


Leroy Merlin


Akro (Firmenich)


Cassina Spa


The Coca-Cola Company


Joypac (JP Group Ltd.)


Work highlights


  • Advising and representing Casablanca in three copyright infringements pre-litigation and litigation disputes against Monaco, Dior and The Ritz Hotel Paris.
  • Advising French designer Olivier Lapidus on a series of copyright, trade mark and unfair competition cases, as well as providing with legal opinions on copyright related issues with respect to the client’s creative developments and collaboration with other rights holders.
  • Advising Michel Vivien in a series of copyright protection and enforcements in France and abroad.

Deprez Guignot Associés

Deprez Guignot Associés provides comprehensive support to clients, addressing all facets of copyright-related matters, including contracts, licensing, litigation, anti-counterfeiting, parasitism, and unfair competition cases. Co-led by Vincent Fauchoux, Frédéric Dumont, and Jean-Daniel Bouhenic, the practice is entrusted by high-profile clients, particularly within the luxury goods sector, underscoring their expertise in handling significant cases. They further reinforce their capabilities through the development of IT solutions designed for the management and protection of intellectual property rights.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Fauchoux; Frédéric Dumont; Jean-Daniel Bouhénic


Other key lawyers:

Annabelle Dalex


Key clients

RICHEMONT


PUIG


FEDERATION FRANÇAISE DE LA COUTURE


CARTIER


M6


VAN CLEEF & ARPELS


SHISEIDO


CHANEL


L’OREAL


OMNICOM


Work highlights


  • Assisting the Richemont Group (VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, PANERAI, PIAGET, CARTIER, VACHERON CONSTANTIN) with its global IP management and enforcement.
  • Providing strategic counsel to CHANEL on aspects of intellectual property law, encompassing both advisory and litigation.
  • Assisted ADOBE (US), in their development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions FIREFLY that produce images based on a given prompt.

Havard Duclos & Associés

Established in 2022 as a firm exclusively dedicated to IP matters, Havard Duclos & Associés is focused on copyright issues, encompassing both litigation and unfair competition cases. Under the leadership of Sophie Havard Duclos, who brings valuable experience from top international law firms, the team provides guidance and support to a prominent client base that includes industry leaders like NIKE, Christian Dior, and Danone, showcasing their capability to handle intricate international cases. Key figures in the practice also include Pauline Casanova, who specialises in safeguarding intangible assets, and Constance Percevaux, known for her regular assistance to clients in French courts for civil and commercial litigation, with a noteworthy emphasis on civil and criminal IP proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Havard Duclos


Other key lawyers:

Pauline Casanova; Constance Percevaux


Testimonials

‘Expertise in trade mark law and copyright, and a strong understanding of the client’s issues, in order to propose adequate but also innovative strategies according to the needs of the case.’

‘Sophie Havard Duclos has great expertise and negotiating talent.’

‘Responsiveness, professionalism, rigour and expertise.’

Key clients

NIKE


CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE


DANONE


ACCOR


FRED


AMI PARIS


ROUALLE DATAKT


NAILMATIC


Work highlights


  • Obtained a favorable decision from the Bobigny criminal court on 15 March 2023 in a matter relating to the seizure by the French Customs of pants infringing Nike’s copyrights and design rights.
  • Obtained a favourable decision from the Paris Court decision on 11 October 2022, condemning two companies for copyrights and design infringement of one of Christian Dior Couture’s sunglasses model.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

As the go-to firm for Google in France, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP maintains a robust client roster, offering counsel on both contentious and non-contentious issues encompassing all aspects of IP, technology, and regulatory matters. The team possess expertise in copyright matters related to the internet. Under the leadership of Alexandra Neri, the practcice provides regular guidance to both domestic and international clients, focusing on copyright infringement and anti-counterfeiting policies. They are well-versed in representing technology and media companies before both French and EU courts.

Practice head(s):

Alexandra Neri


Other key lawyers:

Sébastien Proust; Laure Cardinet; Suzanne Carayol


Testimonials

‘Excellent team for copyright disputes.’

‘Alexandra Neri is a leader in copyright matters. It is always pleasant to work with her. Alertness and understanding of the issues, she has the gift to defuse conflicting situations.’

Key clients

Forseti


Google


Molotov


Work highlights


  • Assisting Forseti in the framework of a litigation against Lexis Nexis, Dalloz, Lexbase, and other historical legal publishers.
  • Advising Molotov in a multi-jurisdictional litigation against several TV Channel in relation to the termination of distributors agreements and in respect to the editors’ copyright infringement claims.
  • Representing Enterprise rent a car in a litigation that started in 2013 against the French car rental company rent a car in relation to trade mark infringement.

Momentum Avocats

Momentum Avocats maintains a European and international focus, offering guidance on a diverse array of IP and IT matters, including counselling, litigation, as well as public and regulatory affairs. Co-led by IP structuring rights expert Julie Carel, IT and media specialist Julien CANLORBE, and Jean-Sébastien Mariez, who specialises in gaming, ICT, and services activities, the team serves companies in various sectors such as luxury goods, publishing, sports, and IT. The practice excels in litigious copyright cases, representing clients in the enforcement of their IP rights before both French and EU courts. It strives to protect clients’ online reputations, pursue claims of unfair competition, and provide assistance regarding companies’ obligations and liabilities under both French and EU intellectual property law.

Practice head(s):

Julie Carel; Julien Canlorbe; Jean-Sébastien Mariez


Other key lawyers:

Laura Godfrin


Testimonials

‘The Momentum team is extremely agile and perfectly adaptable.’

‘Momentum is characterised by great proximity and great professionalism.’

‘Jean-Sébastien Mariez stands out for his detailed knowledge and ability to always get involved.’

Osborne Clarke

The copyright practice at Osborne Clarke boasts a robust client portfolio in the advertising, retail, TMC, gaming, and financial services sectors. Its expertise extends to various aspects, including content licensing and enforcement, portfolio and asset management, as well as broader IT, data, and regulatory issues. Claire Bouchenard, a leading figure in advertising and marketing law, heads the practice alongside data protection specialist Xavier Pican. Together, they guide the team in advisory services and copyright disputes, offering support to clients in both domestic and cross-border litigation and pre-litigation related to copyright infringements, validity, prosecution disputes, unfair competition claims, and contractual matters. The practice is further reinforced by the presence of Julia Darcel, a broadcasting and digital content specialist, and Christophe Arfan, an expert in trade secrets.

Practice head(s):

Claire Bouchenard; Xavier Pican


Other key lawyers:

Christophe Arfan; Julia Darcel


Testimonials

‘A responsive team, who quickly understand issues and provide answers. Adaptable and thorough.’

Key clients

SPRD.NET AG


Charlotte Tilbury


Orlinski


Work highlights


  • Assisting SPRD.NET with claims from third parties who blame them for marketing content on various grounds such as infringement of IP rights.
  • Assisting the English make-up and beauty products brand Charlotte Tilbury with a partnership contract with ESEPAC, a renowned institution specialising in teaching and training in packaging design, engineering and technology.

Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP plays a pivotal role in supporting a wide array of clients in soft IP matters, with notable achievements in sectors like pharmaceuticals, retail, technology, art, and automotive. The team, led by Emmanuel Gougé, who is qualified in both England and Wales, brings in-depth expertise to both contentious and non-contentious complex cross-border copyright cases. These encompass infringement disputes, issues related to unfair competition, and parasitism disputes. It often collaborates with its counterparts in the UK and Germany to provide comprehensive support to clients across multiple jurisdictions, including the capacity to work in all three corresponding languages. Noteworthy team members also include Virginia de Freitas, a specialist in unfair competition, and Jules Fabre, a life sciences and pharmaceuticals expert who was recently promoted to partner in May 2023.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Gougé


Other key lawyers:

Jules Fabre; Virginia de Freitas


Racine

Racine’s copyright team, under the leadership of digital and IT law specialist Charles Bouffier, offers a comprehensive range of legal services designed to safeguard and enhance the value of intellectual property assets. With a strong focus on IT and Data Protection matters, the team is well-equipped to address the growing copyright challenges posed by new technologies. In addition to Bouffier, Eric Barbry co-heads the practice, providing vital support to a diverse client base, which predominantly consists of medium and large companies, as well as international groups hailing from the IT service providers, media, sports, fashion, and luxury goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Charles Bouffier; Eric Barbry


Testimonials

‘The team’s dedication, clear communication, and efficient use of technology set them apart, making them a leading choice in the market. Their innovative approach, coupled with their unwavering commitment to client success, makes them a top-tier choice for any IP-related legal matters.’

‘I have complete confidence in this firm’s abilities.’

‘The Racine team is distinguished by its deep commitment to defending the interests of its clients. Their approach combines intelligence, efficiency and diplomacy in an exemplary manner to resolve complex issues.’

‘Their sensitivity to the abstract values ​​which animate the professions of creation and art is manifested in a striking way. This deep understanding of the needs and concerns specific to these unique areas truly sets them apart.’

‘What sets Charles Bouffier apart is his deep commitment to his clients. Beyond his exceptional legal skills, he is passionate about the creative and cinema professions. He defends the interests of his clients with conviction, demonstrating unparalleled expertise and great accuracy.’

‘Very good expertise in intellectual property, coupled with perfect knowledge of litigation procedures, a real asset.’

‘The Racine team is perfectly up-to-date with new regulations, case law and technologies.’

Key clients

I2PO / Deezer


Suez


Deepgray Vision


Work highlights


  • Advised the Suez Group on the transfer of IP rights due to the acquisition of several companies and assets from a hazardous waste business operating in France from Veolia.
  • Assisting and representing the Irish company Frogwares Ireland in legal proceedings launched by the French company Nacon before the International Chamber of the Paris commercial court to discuss copyright infringement regarding the development of a video game.
  • Assisted and represented Deepgray Vision, an IT provider of surface inspection software solutions for the metallurgy industry, in a successful software copyright infringement case against one of its main competitors, Clecim.

Simmons & Simmons

The IP team at Simmons & Simmons provides guidance on a wide range of issues to clients spanning various sectors, such as IT, software, fashion, telecommunications, optics, publishing, and retail, with a particularly strong presence in the wine and spirits industry. Led by Sarah Bailey, a soft IP specialist trained in London, this versatile full-service team addresses both contentious and non-contentious copyright matters, including high-value claims related to rights infringement and the seizure of counterfeit goods. Notably, Bailey also oversees the firm’s cross-border brands team, benefiting from the practice’s international collaboration across offices, showcasing their expertise in intricate cross-border copyright disputes and a European footprint that positions them favourably in the post-Brexit landscape. Other prominent figures in the practice include Frédérique Potin who specialises in contentious issues involving copyright rights infringement.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Bailey


Other key lawyers:

Frédérique Potin


Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge and a highly experienced team, with a flexible approach to conflict resolution that is tailored to individual client needs.’

‘Sarah Bailey is the star of the team with an assured manner, practical approach and cost-conscious focus. She leads a team of extremely competent lawyers.’

‘A dynamic and responsive team, knowledgeable in its subject and who knows how to support its clients to the right extent.’

Key clients

Ticket for Change


Work highlights


  • Assisting Ticket for Change on a pro bono basis in reviewing the intellectual property provisions of their various contracts, in particular to ensure the protection of the copyright in their training materials, as well as in the drafting of a standard form contract to be entered into with potential foreign individuals or entities with a view to duplicating abroad the concept that they have developed in France.

VARET PRÈS KILLY

VARET PRÈS KILLY, a boutique firm with a strong commitment to its IP practice, offers a comprehensive service in key practice areas such as luxury goods, publishing, art and culture, audiovisual industries, sports, and IT. The copyright team, co-led by experienced litigator Xavier Pres, specialising in publishing and audiovisual industries, and Vincent Varet, who handles both advisory and litigation copyright matters in luxury goods, book publishing, arts, and software sectors, serves a diverse range of clients. This includes international groups, mid-sized companies, SMEs, startups, public institutions, and local authorities, underscoring their familiarity with the unique economic and organisational challenges faced by entities of all sizes.

Practice head(s):

Xavier Près; Vincent Varet


Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge, good network and great availability. High quality advice and services, clear, precise, thorough and rigorous.

Key clients

Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)


Philharmonie des enfants


Musée national des arts asiatiques, Guimet


Ville de Vichy


Centre national du Livre


Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais Champs Elysées (RMN – GP)


Collection Lambert


Vercken & Gaullier

Vercken & Gaullier offer a full-service practice that covers all aspects of copyright law, including contracts, litigation, advisory services, and assistance in lobbying efforts across a diverse range of cultural and media sectors such as publishing, music, internet, and video gaming, as well as other industries including automotive, banking, education, health, environment, and insurance. Co-led by Gilles Vercken, an expert in collective rights management, Florence Gaullier, a specialist in EU copyright and data protection, and Edouard Mille, who focuses on music, motion pictures, and TV litigation, the highly specialised team represents significant players in both the domestic and international markets, appearing before French and European courts. Notable figures at the firm also include Edouard Mille, Lorette Dubois, and Garance Dussausaye, all engaged in counselling and litigation, while Noémie Enser specialises in the legal aspects of AI and robots’ liability.

Practice head(s):

Florence Gaullier; Edouard Mille; Gilles Vercken


Other key lawyers:

Garance Dussausaye; Lorette Dubois; Noémie Enser; Emilie Fraisse


Testimonials

‘A professional and cutting-edge team.’

‘Gilles Vercken has broad knowledge of music and digital matters.’

‘Florence Gaullier demonstrates technical expertise.’

Key clients

Adami


Ankama


Arte


Bayard Groupe


Bob Sinclar


Booba and its music labels


Bouygues Telecom


Bureau Brut


Cassiopeia Developments


Chambre d’agriculture France


Cision


Clear Channel


Collège de Médecine Générale (CMG)


Dataneo


Elsevier Masson


Eurosport


Explore


FEVEM


France Médias Monde


French musical “Roméo et Juliette”


Google


Groupe Bayard


Hachette Livre and its affiliates (Hachette Collections, Audiolib, etc.)


Homa Games


Kantar


Manomaya


Manzalab


Mediawan


Onclusive


Program33


Production Type


Ravel’s & Benois’ Estates


Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


SAIF


Studio 58


Synthèse & Médias


Tallac Records


TF1


The DØ


The French musical “Roméo et Juliette, les enfants de Vérone”


TikTok


Toei Animation Europe


Zee Group


Work highlights


  • Defended Production Type, a famous typography agency in a litigation against another well-known typographer who alleged that a font created by Production Type for Google was an unauthorised adaptation of a font he had created in the past for a newspaper.
  • Advising Ravel’s Estate and Benois’ Estate in proceedings against SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music) aiming for the acknowledgement of the co-author’s quality for the ballet Bolero of Alexandre Benois.
  • Defended Adami, a collective management organisation for neighbouring rights of performers, in a litigation initiated by two U.S. peers, seeking to take advantage of a recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the distribution of sums collected under the legal license covering the public broadcasting of commercial phonograms.

BCTG Avocats

The copyright team at BCTG Avocats works for major international clients, regularly intervening in international and pan-European matters, a strength bolstered by their ad hoc network of trusted foreign law firms. Headed by Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci, the practice represents clients from a diverse range of sectors including luxury goods, sports, retail and music, as well as notable names in regard to advertising campaigns, acting in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to image right issues. Other notable contacts in the practice include Pauline De Drée, with experience in unfair competition, parasitism and infringement cases.

Practice head(s):

Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci


Other key lawyers:

Pauline De Drée


Testimonials

‘This team is keen to answer the questions asked as quickly as possible.’

‘Gaëlle Bloret-Pucci is charismatic, attentive and creative.’

‘Pauline De Drée is passionate, attentive and honest.’

Key clients

Nike / Converse Inc. / All Star C.V.


Orangina Schweppes / Suntory Group


Stada Arzneimittel AG / EG Labo


Uber / Uber Eats


Cabinet Bouchara Avocats

Described by clients as ‘responsive, experts, efficient, and dependable’, Cabinet Bouchara Avocats lends its expertise to prominent French and international clients, notably in the fashion, arts, and cosmetics sectors, in the realm of copyright. Vanessa Bouchara leads the practice, handling contentious matters such as infringement, as well as non-contentious issues. Distinguished team members also include Adèle Maier and Louise Lacroix, both proficient in English and French.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Bouchara


Other key lawyers:

Adèle Maier; Louise Lecroix


Testimonials

‘The team is always available, and proactive in all the tasks. They are very pragmatic and we appreciate that they provide us with practical solutions.’

‘Vanessa Bouchara is professional and her advice is always reliable and efficient.’

‘They are responsive, experts, efficient and reliable.’

Key clients

LA FRANCAISE DES JEUX


NETBET


KANYE WEST


MAISON FRANCE CONFORT


TECHNITOIT


CAMIF HABITAT


GUY HOQUET


LAFORÊT


MARC JACOBS


NICOLAS GHESQUIERE


CHRISTIAN LACROIX


BA & SH


SOFRANE (PAUL & JOE)


IKKS GROUP (IKKS, ONE STEP, I CODE)


ELEVEN PARIS


STELLA FOREST


BERENICE


DES PETITS HAUTS


NODALETO


BYLI/VY


VALEGE


CREADDICT (REDLINE)


LES MONTRES SUISSES


BEIERSDORF (NIVEA)


LA PRAIRIE


RESPIRE


WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY


ATTIJARIWAFA BANK


JT GLOBAL


IN-N-OUT BURGERS


FEED


UNITED BISCUITS


DEUX MAGOTS


WITRADIS (CAVAVIN)


CHÂTEAU PEYRAT FOURTHON


GETIR


CMS Francis Lefebvre

CMS Francis Lefebvre offers extensive IP guidance to clients under the leadership of Florentin Sanson. The team addresses a wide range of matters, including collective copyright management in music, TV rights clearances, anti-piracy efforts, pre-litigation infringement actions, disputes, and enforcement actions. Leveraging its international network, the team assists national and multinational companies, public entities, and individuals with copyright and copyright-related issues in both contentious and non-contentious contexts. It brings a wealth of experience, particularly in the entertainment, IT and internet, and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Florentin Sanson


Testimonials

‘The team are approachable, responsive and thorough. We are able to rely on them and are happy to continue to work with them.’

‘Florentin Sansom is consistently reliable and meticulous in his advice.’

DLA Piper

Under the leadership of Frank Valentin, the copyright team at DLA Piper plays a pivotal role in helping clients maximise the value of their copyright assets. The practice draws upon the collective experience of litigators and copyright lawyers across the globe to effectively coordinate copyright enforcement and defensive efforts on a global scale. Recently, the team has expanded its impressive portfolio of multinational clients, representing prominent names like Nike and Microsoft Corporation. They are renowned for their expertise in the TMT sector, providing counsel to world-leading media and entertainment brands. Additionally, the team brings extensive experience in advising on intangible assets, particularly in the implementation of contracting policies and the development of anti-counterfeiting campaigns in collaboration with customs services.

Practice head(s):

Frank Valentin


Other key lawyers:

Cédric Meiller; Floriane Chartier-Chanot


Key clients

Microsoft Corporation


Meltwater


Féral

Under the leadership of experienced intellectual property expert Richard Willemant, the copyright practice at Féral offers clients seamless assistance with cross-border mandates from a broad range of sectors, including software, health, technology, media and entertainment. The team is good at leveraging the firm’s strong international network and frequently handles infringement litigation as well as negotiation and drafting of agreements.

Practice head(s):

Richard Willemant


Work highlights


Franklin

Franklin, with its experience in handling high-end mandates for copyright issues, offers a comprehensive suite of transactional and litigation services, catering to a diverse range of industries. They possess particular expertise in consumer goods, food and beverage, fashion, and luxury sectors. The practice, with Sandra Strittmatter leading this division, benefits from its close association with the firm’s German and Italian desks. This synergy enables the team to provide counsel on both domestic and transactional matters, while also showcasing their specialisation in contentious issues, such as infringement actions, validity challenges, and claims related to unfair competition and parasitic acts. The team routinely represents clients before both French and EU courts.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Strittmatter


Testimonials

‘Sandra Strittmatter is well-versed in transnational issues. She knows how to take into account the commercial, marketing and communication aspects to deliver appropriate services. She is an excellent lawyer.’

‘A very good team in intellectual property.’

‘Very good quality of work rendered. The team are attentive during post-deliverable discussions.’

‘A responsive team with an excellent level of legal technicality.’

Key clients

Martell & Co


Champagne Perrier-Jouët


Airwair International Limited


Siemens SAS


Work highlights


  • Advising Martell & Co and Champagne Perrier-Jouët on a regular basis on contract and IP law in the context of marketing and communication related agreements.
  • Advising Airwair International Limited on the protection and enforcement of its IP rights in France.
  • Advising Siemens SAS on a regular basis in relation to IP law.

Harlay Avocats

The commercial department at Harlay Avocats serves a diverse client base, ranging from start-up companies to international groups. They provide guidance on a wide spectrum of copyright matters, addressing both contentious and non-contentious issues related to copyright protection. Co-led by Sabine Lipovetsky, Fabrice Perbost, and Dominique Mallo, the team is actively involved in IP transactions and the drafting of contracts for license and partnership agreements. They also handle cases related to infringement, unfair competition, and counterfeiting across a broad range of industries, including internet, high-tech, pharmaceutical, cultural, media, luxury, and consumer services.

Practice head(s):

Sabine Lipovetsky; Fabrice Perbost; Dominique Mallo


Key clients

SOCIÉTÉ D’EXPLOITATION DE LA TOUR EIFFEL (SETE)


Work highlights


Herald Avocats

Herald Avocats’ accomplished IP team, co-led by Jérémy Cardenas, Juliette Félix, Jean Castelain, Anne Cousin, and the recent addition of partner Nathalie Moullé-Berteaux, delivers comprehensive counsel across a diverse spectrum of copyright matters. The practice's expertise encompasses addressing infringement and counterfeiting claims, as well as the meticulous crafting of licensing and assignment agreements. Notably, the team has successfully attracted prominent new clients within the luxury, fashion, hospitality, art, communication, and music sectors, adeptly navigating both contentious and non-contentious issues, standing as strong advocates for their clients before French and European courts.

Practice head(s):

Nathalie Moullé-Berteaux; Jérémy Cardenas; Juliette Félix; Jean Castelain; Anne Cousin


Testimonials

‘The team at Herald Avocats provides unmatched bespoke services. Their multidisciplinary approach is a delight for any collaborator.’

‘Nathalie Moullé-Berteaux is highly responsive, professional, and well-respected and liked by her peers and clients. She is our go-to practitioner when it comes to complex cases that need great expertise and careful handling of the case.’

‘The team brings with them strong ethics of their firm. They are thorough and on point.’

‘Nathalie Moullé-Berteaux is a veteran IP professional, which makes her a recognised expert in the field. Very responsive and pleasant to work with.’

‘Herald’s team has deep knowledge in the IP field. The communication is easy and efficient.’

‘Their service has been very good in terms of their responsiveness, clear feedback and effective communications.’

‘Responsiveness, rapid resolution and fluidity of communications.’

‘Nathalie Moullé-Berteaux is a great leader in IP community.’

Key clients

HEC Paris


Id Group


Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

As part of the firm’s IP, media, and technology department, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s copyright practice offers clients a comprehensive range of services, serving as both advisors and litigators in various transactional issues and disputes. Led by mediation proceedings specialist Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, the team brings substantial experience in managing both contentious and non-contentious copyright matters. The practice are particularly skilled in defending infringement claims before both French courts and the French intellectual property office. The team is regularly sought after by major clients for their expertise in handling complex, sensitive, and often cross-border cases.

Practice head(s):

Marie Aimée de Dampierre


Joffe & Associés

Joffe & Associés’ copyright practice is involved in a wide range of matters related to the protection, enhancement, and defense of intangible assets. The practice is renowned for its transactional expertise and litigation capabilities, with a particular focus on infringement seizures and interim measures. Co-led by IP contracts specialist Véronique Dahan and intangible assets and data protection expert Emilie de Vaucresson, the team addresses all the ancillary requirements of clients in the copyright sector. The team also possesses notable expertise in taxation schemes and have a dedicated task force for metaverse and NFTs, which further strengthens their copyright practice.

Practice head(s):

Véronique Dahan; Emilie de Vaucresson


Testimonials

‘The IP team is responsive.’

Key clients

LES CORPOGRAPHES – ADVERTISING/PHOTOGRAPHY


Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (AMPAS, Oscar Academy)


BALLPARK MEDIA / CLEARANCE


JP Karsenty & Associés

JP Karsenty & Associés provides guidance on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, extending support to clients dealing with issues such as unfair competition, parasitism, civil and contractual liability across a diverse range of industry sectors, from fashion and luxury to real estate, entertainment, and banking. Led by experienced litigators Martine Karsenty-Ricard and Béatrice Moreau-Margotin, the practice brings a wealth of experience in representing clients in both domestic and cross-border disputes. The team offers their services to companies of all sizes, ranging from SMEs to Cac 40 companies.

Practice head(s):

Martine Karsenty-Richard; Béatrice Moreau-Margotin


Other key lawyers:

Jean-Philippe Arroyo


Testimonials

‘Very skilled and qualified, one of the most efficient and prompt firms in France.’

‘Martine Karsenty-Richard has a wealth of experience as litigator and counsel on IP matters.’

‘Very competent, responsive and a pleasant team.

Klein Wenner

The IP and digital law team at Klein Wenner excels in providing guidance to clients across a diverse spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious matters, encompassing claims related to copyright infringement and the intricacies of license agreements. The practice exhibits unwavering confidence when navigating cross-border issues, with a notable focus on the entertainment and gaming sectors. At the helm are IP expert Laurent Badiane and new technologies specialist Matthieu Bourgeois, jointly steering the practice group. The team seamlessly collaborates with other departments, harnessing the benefits of the firm’s robust international presence, notably with specific expertise in German and Italian law.

Practice head(s):

Laurent Badiane; Matthieu Bourgeois


Testimonials

‘A responsive team. Attentive, available and rigorous.

‘The team is extremely competent, available and quickly understands customer needs. They provide appropriate and pragmatic advice.’

‘The Klein Wenner team is extremely professional. Their interest in the client is remarkable. Their in-depth work and ability to relevantly transcribe the arguments in favour of the client are decisive.’

Key clients

Agence du Numérique en Santé [IT and health department]


Spliiit


New Mauritus Hotels Ltd


Groupement des Industries Françaises aéronautiques et spatiales (GIFAS)


D&B Consulting


Whimup


Nhood


Dak Movies


Dimitri Nganda (Hiro)


Cewe


Work highlights


  • Advised Agence du Numérique en Santé (IT and health department) regarding a comparative study of “free” or “proprietary” licenses for the use of health terminology.
  • Advised and represented SPLIIIT, a French company created in May 2019 whose purpose is to securely and lawfully connect users of a shareable subscription to a digital service associated with the provision of a secure recurring micropayment service, in a legal action initiated by Netflix, Apple, Disney and Spotify alleging that SPLIIIT’s constitutes acts of infringement and unfair competition.
  • Advised and represented NEW MAURITUS HOTELS LTD, before Courts against two photographers alleging an infringing use of several of their photographs.

LPA-CGR avocats

Under the expert leadership of Prudence Cadio, renowned for her expertise in copyright matters within building construction, interior design, and renovation, the IP copyright department at LPA-CGR avocats offers assistance in the realm of construction while demonstrating a strong command of the digital, innovation, and entertainment sectors. The team, supported by their foreign desks, extends its guidance and representation to both domestic and international clients, maintaining close collaboration with overseas offices, including those in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The practice is further strengthened by key contacts such as Romain Viret, Eve Naudon, and Olivia Roche, who adeptly handle an array of matters, including software license agreements, copyright infringement cases, pre-litigation scenarios, and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Prudence Cadio


Other key lawyers:

Romain Viret; Eva Naudon; Olivia Roche


Testimonials

‘The team stands out as it is a young team. The lawyers demonstrate a lot of dynamism, creativity, pragmatism, and know how to make themselves available quickly.’

‘Romain Viret is a great professional with a strong reputation in intellectual property law. In addition to his perfect mastery of copyright, he always adopts a pragmatic approach to the files entrusted to him.’

NEXT AVOCATS

NEXT AVOCATS presents its versatile copyright practice, catering to a diverse clientele in graphic and object design, music, audiovisual, and architectural fields. Their services extend to both domestic and foreign companies, exemplifying their global reach. The adept co-leadership of copyright and entertainment expert Étienne Papin and Stéphanie Foulgoc ensures seamless handling of contractual negotiations, rights assignments, and infringement litigation. Their focus remains keen on addressing copyright issues in the online landscape, adeptly navigating the evolving terrain of digital technologies, including matters related to the metaverse, NFTs, and social networks.

Practice head(s):

Stéphanie Foulgoc; Étienne Papin


Testimonials

‘Great availability, professionalism and knowledge.’

‘The team is compact and very responsive, operational and pragmatic in the responses provided to customers and partners who request them.’

‘Étienne Papin is responsive, competent and professional. He seeks to provide a concrete solution to the client and remains simple in his explanations.’

Key clients

Moment Factory


PRODISS


SNDTP


Sage


Mikros Image – Technicolor


Blue Project


Madame Arthur


Tech’ Advantage


Work highlights


  • Drafted all the standard contracts for the Syndicat National du Théâtre Privé (SNDTP).
  • Assisted the PRODISS (French national union of musical and variety live shows) in claiming towards public authorities the adoption in French law of a neighboring right to copyright for the benefit of live shows producers.
  • Assisted Moment Factory, a Canadian studio, also established in France, world leader for multimedia and immersive experience, in negotiating and executing public procurement contracts on the conception, realisation and production of immersive night walks.

Schmidt Brunet Litzler

Guided by Delphine Brunet-Stoclet, the copyright team at Schmidt Brunet Litzler extends its services to clients hailing from diverse sectors such as real estate, software, education, art, and home furniture. Proficient in both pre-litigation mediation and court proceedings, the practice offers comprehensive guidance on a wide array of issues, encompassing infringement cases and assignment agreements, not only within France but also abroad. Of particular note is the increased workload this year in copyright litigation pertaining to oral rights and architectural artwork, underscoring the team’s adaptability and continued growth.

Practice head(s):

Delphine Brunet-Stoclet


Other key lawyers:

Marion Bombard; Felix Bertrand


Testimonials

‘The team is excellent. You notice that the cooperation between Delphine Brunet-Stoclet and her team is excellent and characterised by mutual respect.’

‘The team are really wonderful.’

‘Delphine Brunet-Stoclet is not only an excellent lawyer, who has extensive knowledge, but always keeps the economic interests of the client in mind in order to achieve the best possible solution for the client. She is very quick to respond and very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

JJA


Swarovski


TISHMAN SPEYER


SAMMODE


EDHEC business school


Laurence Kiberlain


Le VIA


Drugeot manufacure


L’Ameublement Français


EMBRYOLISSE


JAKOB MAUL


Cyria


Marie Poniatowski – STONE Paris


CVL Creations du Val de Loire


CAHU


Piaton


Pysiobell’


EPS Barthelemy


Vitry Frères


Arenaria


Meet Mercy production


Vidame


Elance Technologie


Generik


Actually


LE MEDIA


Work highlights


  • Assisting Tishman Speyer TS in a dispute against architects concerning their copyrights regarding a Tour built in Paris.
  • Assisted CVL Creations du Val de Loire in their defense of their copyright on lighting design online and against several companies abroad.
  • Assisted EDHEC business school in negotiating an intricate and high value copyrights assignment agreement.

Squair

Squair’s IP department stands out for its specialisation in unique areas, including copyright aspects pertaining to street art and the tattoo industry, along with contract enforcement within the art market. The team is particularly active in contentious matters, adeptly representing clients in high-value, intricate, and sensitive infringement cases, as well as handling contractual issues. This well-rounded team operates under the joint management of five partners, Chloé Brotons, Nicolas Le Pays du Teilleul, Quentin Renaud, alongside the additions of Véronique Piguet and Bérénice Ferrand, who brought their expertise to the practice in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Le Pays du Teilleul; Quentin Renaud; Chloé Brotons; Véronique Piguet; Bérénice Ferrand


Testimonials

‘The lawyers discuss among themselves cases which can be transversal and find the best arguments to defend the client.’

‘The team is available and responsive; they listen to customers to meet their expectations.’

‘Nicolas Le Pays du Teilleul was able to perfectly respond to the arguments of the opposing party and find relevant arguments for the opponents to abandon the procedure. Nicolas Le Pays du Teilleul is dynamic and efficient.’

‘Squair are able to find innovative and spontaneous resources to solve problems. They have considerable knowledge, which allows them to take remarkable speed of action.’

‘Transparent, honest, precise and efficient.’

‘Very good mastery of the subject, responsiveness, rigour, availability, proactivity and multidimensional vision of the subject.’

‘Bérénice Ferrand is professional, knowledgeable and has great mastery of intellectual property issues.’

‘The team is completely innovative.’

Key clients

Combo


Appart’Vichy


Leaza


UI Investments


Y2M


Pathways


OSAE Services


Jo di Bona


Nelson Pernisco


Thomas Teurlai


Vendmy


Groupe Hubeecar


Purpl


Victor Bonnivard Architecte


Compwise


Share.d


Work highlights


  • Litigated for a major street-artist in the defense of his work and signature style (pop graffiti) against an individual who was mimicking his style and personality.
  • Assisting UI Investissement in all IP aspects of M&A deals, from negotiations to due diligence, as well as drafting the SPAs, for a major investment fund in medtech.