Cyra NARGOLWALLA > Plasseraud IP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Plasseraud IP
75440 Paris Cedex 09

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French Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney


Cyra is a partner and head of the Chemistry & Life Sciences practice at Plasseraud IP.

She started her IP career at Plasseraud IP in 1994 and became a partner in 2004. Cyra is specialised in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals (vaccines, hormonal therapy, cancer treatment, etc.), but also in the sectors of textiles and paper and the food industry. She regularly represents her clients in oral proceedings before the EPO in opposition and appeal. Cyra also handles litigation matters in France and in other countries.

Particularly involved in professional bodies, Cyra is the Secretary of the French National Group of the AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), member of the IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Organization), and of its Diversity in innovation and IP Professionals in Europe subcommittee, Co-President of the Training & Access to the Profession Committee of the CNCPI, and member of the APEB Executive Committee. She is also Member ad personam of the SACEPO (Standing Advisory Committee to the European Patent Organisation), Working Party on Rules, following her nomination by the President of the EPO. She is also involved in the promotion of diversity and inclusion in several professional organizations.




International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – AIPPI 
Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle – CNCPI
Intellectual Property Owners Association – IPO
Association des Praticiens Européens des Brevets – APEB
Standing Advisory Committee to the European Patent Organisation – SACEPO


Graduate of Ecole Centrale de Paris
Master’s degree in private law

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Cabinet de conseil en propriété industrielle

Plasseraud IP « fournit une qualité de services et abrite des connaissances d’un niveau exceptionnel ». Le cabinet assemble un large effectif, composé « de vrais spécialistes, aux points de vue technique et juridique » qui traitent un large ensemble de problématiques;  gestion de portefeuilles de brevets et de marques, contentieux de brevets et dépôt de brevets. Le cabinet a récemment été mandaté par plusieurs nouveaux clients majeurs, spécialisés dans les secteurs de la pharmacie (Minakem), de la vente de chaussures (New Balance) et de la papeterie (Maped). Guillaume Vermander  a été promu associé en janvier 2019. Figurent parmi les principaux représentants de la pratique : Cyra Nargolwalla; « l’experte en matière de marques»  Guylène Kiesel Le CosquerEric Burbaud; et « l’extrêmement brillant et très créatif » Bertrand Loisel.

France > Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys

The team at Plasseraud IP grew its already deep bench further in January 2020, with the promotion of four new partners: trade mark and design attorneys Frédéric Glaize and Laurent Nowak and patent attorneys Yann Debrit and Marion Fauré (both members of the mechanics, electronics and IT team), bringing the total partner count to 30. While its size allows the practice to be extremely versatile, its core activity remains in connection with the aerospace and defence, telecommunications, media, technology, energy, life sciences, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and retail sectors, including an active practice for clients in the wine and luxury goods segments. In addition to strategic portfolio advice, application filing and representation in opposition and post-grant proceedings, the group is also well versed in litigation; and its generous office network (Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble, Angoulême, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Rennes, Madrid, Munich, Prague) facilitates both proximity to clients and international reach. Joint manging partners Cyra Nargolwalla (chemistry and life sciences) and Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer (trade marks, designs, copyright), along with Prague office-head Eric Burbaud (mechanics, physics, electricity, electronics) and Bertrand Loisel (mechanical and electrical engineering, IT), co-head the practice.