Casalonga > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Casalonga
31 RUE DE FLEURUS
75006 PARIS
France

France > Intellectual property: Patent and trade mark attorneys Tier 1

The sizeable team of patent and trade mark attorneys at Casalonga covers a broad cross-section of IP matters, such as prosecutions, counselling and litigation. The firm has a strong local presence with offices in Paris, Grenoble, Toulouse, Lyon, Montpellier and Beaune. Managing partner Caroline Casalonga has more than two decades of experience in all intellectual property fields, including litigation. Gérard Dossmann specialises in patent prosecution in chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Virginie Martin-Charbonneau has extensive experience of handling proceedings before the European Patent Office.

Testimonials

‘The Casalonga firm is available and responsive. They were able to build the synthesis tools allowing to respond to the complexity of the management of several brands in very diverse territories and thus to have an effective vision of the intellectual property of our company.’

‘Caroline Casalonga is very attentive to the specific needs of her customers, her availability is particularly remarkable.’

‘Our contacts are competent, professional, friendly, accessible and respectful of the requested deadlines. It is very pleasant.’

‘Virginie Martin-Charbonneau. Rigour, precision, technical skills (chemistry and patents), responsiveness, interpersonal skills.’

Key clients

ADEO (LEROY MERLIN)

ALTAREA

AUCHAN

BAKER HUGUES

BBG HYLINE BUILDING SYSTEMS

BIOGARAN

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Association

BOS

CHAMPAGNE DE TELMONT

CREDIT MUTUEL ARKEA

ERAM Group

ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AB

FAMOSA

FRANCE THERMES (La Compagnie de Vichy)

GE Renewable Energy and GE Healthcare

GILLARDEAU

HASBRO

HEINEKEN

HEWLETT-PACKARD

INAO (French National Institute of Appellation of Origin)

INTERVET

KODAK

LA CHABLISIENNE

LALIQUE

LCSYS

Les Laboratoires SERVIER France

L’OREAL

MATSUI

MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

MICHELIN

MOULIN ROUGE

ORTHO PARTNER

PANDORA

RENAULT

SAFRAN

SAGEMCOM

SAINT GOBAIN

SAMSUNG

SANOFI

SKY

STMicroelectronics

TEREGA

TOTALENERGIES MARKETING SERVICES

VALLOUREC

VIACOM CBS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Totalenegies Marketing Services with the national and PCT application drafting and filing, and worldwide prosecution, along with oppositions and appeals at the EPO.
  • Assisted L’OREAL with the national and PCT application drafting and filing, and worldwide prosecution, along with oppositions and appeals at the EPO, notably in defence in several oral opposition proceedings.
  • Assisted CBS Studios Inc. with the filing of opposition on the basis of one of the new grounds of opposition, enshrined in the reform of the French trademark opposition procedure of April 1, 2021, namely renamed earlier trademarks (similar to the Article 8(5) opposition before the EUIPO).

France > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 2

The patent team at Casalonga consists of a patent litigation and a patent prosecution and counseling team whose joint expertise make for a very broad offering. Arnaud Casalonga‘s practice includes domestic and cross-border disputes in addition to audits and licensing matters. Caroline Casalonga has more than two decades’ experience in intellectual property counsel and litigation. Marianne Gabriel focuses on the pharmaceutical, chemical, and telecoms sectors. Jean-Baptiste LecoeurOlivier Delprat, Virginie Martin-Charbonneau and Francis Zapalowicz are also noted.

Testimonials

‘Competence, responsiveness, efficiency, commitment.’

‘Complete coverage of our needs in term of IP.’

‘Very professional and involved team.’

‘The CASALONGA team is very competent and is particularly distinguished by a remarkable sense of listening, proactivity and team strength.’

‘The brilliant Caroline Casalonga, Marianne Gabriel, Pascaline Vincent and Francis Zapalowicz are excellent. Pooling their skills makes the team exceptional.’

‘The firm covers all our technical fields, and intervenes on different aspects of IP than IP rights, in particular patents. The quality of service has never failed us for decades.’

‘The firm’s employees are friendly, professional, responsive and attentive to our needs.’

‘Virginie Martin Charbonneau: Rigor, precision, technical skills (chemistry and patents), responsiveness, interpersonal skills.’

Key clients

ADEO (LEROY MERLIN)

ARKEMA

AUCHAN

BAKER HUGUES

BBG HYLINE BUILDING SYSTEMS

BIOGARAN

EURECAT

FAMOSA

GACD

GE Renewable Energy and GE Healthcare

GESTAMP (AUTOTECH)

HEWLETT-PACKARD

INTERVET

JCR (EKOI)

JEAN CHEREAU SAS

LCSYS

Les Laboratoires SERVIER France

LIDL

L’OREAL

MICHELIN

ORTHO PARTNER

PERRON RIGOT (Groupe THALGO)

RENAULT

SAFRAN

SAFT GROUP

SAGEMCOM

SKF

STMicroelectronics

TEREGA

TOTALENERGIES MARKETING SERVICES

VALLOUREC

ZENTIVA

Work highlights

  • Represented Biogaran in several litigations in the field of pharmaceutical patents and SPCs, with in particular, a very important case concerning the interpretation of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 469/2009.
  • Represented SAGEMCOM in the case where it was guaranteeing the French operators Orange and Bouygues Telecom for ADSL and 4G communication in a FRAND matter, against INTELLECTUAL VENTURES.
  • Represented ORTHO PARTNER in an interesting patent infringement and nullity matter on brackets.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 2

With offices in France and across Europe, Casalonga is well-placed to provide a full IP service to international clients, including mandates involving trade marks, patents, designs and copyright. Caroline Casalonga, who leads the trade mark and design team, frequently acts for French clients active in the life sciences, beverage, electronics and media industries. She works with Arnaud Casalonga and Marianne Gabriel as joint heads of the trade mark and design litigation practice. Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte is dual-qualified in New York and France and advises on trade mark and design matters, as well as portfolio management.

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Testimonials

‘Cabinet Casalonga has real experience and a very good network which allows it to efficiently manage international portfolios of brands and models. The firm has also developed IT tools which allow it to give its clients direct access to their portfolio and to consult the brands and models held according to various relevant criteria.’

‘The team is strong in wine law/the wine sector.’

‘Truly business-oriented employees. Very good knowledge of our specificities.’

‘Casalonga had perfectly understood the specificity of our needs regarding the protection of our trademarks. Besides the quality of their legal advice, Casalonga’s team had proven their capacity to take into account the nature of our association and its activities and to provide an adequate and personalized legal support in defining global strategy or managing cases.’

‘The team dedicated to our account had shown remarkable support, over the years, with efficiency and availability while providing legal counsel or representing us in regard to the protection of our trademarks.’

Key clients

Adeo

Altarea

A.P.C.

Auchan

BBG HYLINE Building Systems

Berliner

Biogaran

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Champagne de Telmont

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

Eram Group

Essity

Gillardeau

Groupe France Thermes

Hasbro

Heineken

INAO

Kodak

La Chablisienne

Lalique

Lidl

Matsui

Médecins sans frontières

Moulin Rouge

Pandora

Samsung

Saint Gobain

Sanofi

Sky

VF

ViacomCBS

V33

Work highlights

  • Litigated for the cancellation of French and EU trademarks for Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and engaged in trade mark infringement and unfair and parasitic competition cases.
  • Assisted CBS Studios Inc. with filing an opposition against a trademark application claiming protection for Class 34.
  • Defending Pandora in design litigation before the Paris court.

With more than 150 years of history, Casalonga is a leading European IP law firm of more than 120 lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, legal experts and engineers with offices in France (including Paris, Grenoble, Toulouse, Lyon, Montpellier, Beaune), in Spain (Alicante) and in Germany (Munich), as well as an international network of correspondents worldwide.

 

Casalonga offers its clients a full range of intellectual property legal services, including prosecution, counselling and litigation covering all types of IP rights (trademarks, patents, designs, domain names, copyright) and related laws (unfair competition, distribution, economic rights). Our attorneys have extensive experience in proceedings before the trademark offices and regularly plead before the courts.

Casalonga differs from other French IP firms in patent litigation as it is the only firm providing its clients with attorneys at law and patent and trademark attorneys working together within the same firm. This innovation gives Casalonga clients a true advantage in patent and trademark litigation.

 

Casalonga is especially well known in life science litigation with the team around Gérard Dossmann (patent attorney), Marianne Gabriel (attorney at law), Arnaud Casalonga (attorney at law) and Jean-Baptiste Lecoeur (both attorney at law and patent attorney). The firm is developing a strong expertise in electronic (FRAND) litigation around Francis Zapalowicz (patent attorney), Caroline Casalonga (attorney at law), Marianne Gabriel (attorney at law) and Pascaline Vincent (attorney at law).

 

The trademark team is very well known both for prosecution and litigation. The mix of attorneys at law and trademark attorneys provides Casalonga clients with more balanced advices that consider the litigation risks and the team can follow the matter to court without changing firm.

 

Casalonga provides its clients with:

 

  • A full IP service and excellence in all fields: Casalonga provides all types of IP services with specialized lawyers, trademark and patent attorneys and specialized staff. As a result of our full service IP capacity, we are able to provide each of our clients with a team that has a global vision of each client’s rights and interests and that is consequently able to protect such rights and interests efficiently and effectively.

 

  • A customer driven service with a dedicated team of lawyers and assistants that provides customized services depending on the client’s specific needs and requests. For each client, we establish a strategy adapted to the stakes, economic interests and financial constraints, allowing the best support within controlled budget.

 

  • Innovative services : Our thinking and development strategies are all driven towards the clients: what new service or new way of proposing our services would make our clients’ business and IP protection easier, more cost-efficient and more effective?

 

  • Long-term commitment to our clients: We build long term confident based relationships with our clients.

 

  • Global services with a selection of IP firms in each country and a strong international in-house department of lawyers from the principal jurisdictions (US, Canada, China, Germany, Spain, covering most of the South/Latin American countries). Our international department enables us to better advise our clients globally as well as cost effectively.

 

CASALONGA is regularly involved in major operations and the most important trials, and is very active in the field of:

 

Life sciences: particularly in areas as varied as chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices. We have an extensive clientele in the pharmaceutical industry and represent the well-known companies BIOGARAN and SANOFI for their patent and trademark litigation in France and their opposition procedures before the EPO.

Mechanics, Electronics and ICT : we represent for instance GE, ENEDIS, RENAULT, STMicroelectronics.

FRAND Matters : we represent for instance SAGEMCOM.

Trademark and design: we represent HEINEKEN, ADEO (LEROY MERLIN), SANOFI, SAMSUNG, PANDORA, SKY, HASBRO, VIACOMBS…

 

Dealing with issues that are at heart of the European and international agenda, CASALONGA advises its clients in defining, implementing and driving their strategies, as well as preventing risks related to intellectual property, in France and worldwide.

 

We continue to participate actively in diverse IP organizations, including PTMG, AIPPI, INTA, ECTA, MARQUES, LES and EPLAW. Our attorneys regularly teach IP in several different educational institutions, frequently publish articles in the IP field in specialized magazines and present diverse subjects in the IP sector at conferences all over the world.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
IP Caroline Casalongac.casalonga@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Axel Casalongaa.casalonga@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Arnaud Casalongaarnaud.casalonga@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Marianne Gabrielm.gabriel@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Gérard Dossmanng.dossmann@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Olivier Delprato.delprat@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Jean-Baptiste Lecoeurjb.lecoeur@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Floriane Codevellef.codevelle@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Virginie Martin-Charbonneauv.martin-charbonneau@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Gwennhaël Le Royg.leroy@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Karina Dimidjian-Lecomtek.dimidjian@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Francis Zapalowiczf.zapalowicz@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
IP Julien Thonj.thon@casalonga.com+ 33 (0)1 45 61 94 64
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Cristina Bercial photo Cristina BercialPartner / Alicante Attorney at Law (Alicante Bar)
Axel Casalonga photo Axel CasalongaPartner French & European Patent Attorney European Trademark and Design Attorney
Caroline Casalonga photo Caroline CasalongaManaging partner / Attorney at Law (Paris Bar)
Arnaud Casalonga photo Arnaud CasalongaPartner / Attorney at Law (Paris Bar)
Floriane Codevelle photo Floriane CodevellePartner / Attorney at Law (Paris Bar)  
Olivier Delprat photo Olivier DelpratPartner French and european Patent Attorney
Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte photo Karina Dimidjian-LecomtePartner Attorney at Law (Paris Bar) Attorney at Law (New York Bar)
Gérard Dossmann photo Gérard DossmannPartner French & European Patent Attorney European Trademark and Design Attorney
Marianne Gabriel photo Marianne GabrielPartner Attorney at Law (Paris Bar)
Gwennhaël Le Roy photo Gwennhaël Le RoyPartner French Patent Attorney European Patent Attorney
Jean-Baptiste Lecoeur photo Jean-Baptiste LecoeurPartner Attorney at Law (Paris Bar) European Patent Attorney
Virginie Martin-Charbonneau photo Virginie Martin-CharbonneauPartner French and european Patent Attorney
Jürgen Neugebauer photo Jürgen NeugebauerPartner / Munich Patentanwalt European Patent Attorney
Julien Thon photo Julien ThonPartner French and european Patent Attorney
Francis Zapalowicz photo Francis ZapalowiczPartner French and european Patent Attorney European Trademark and Design Attorney
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CASALONGA is launching the first Interactive Code of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) texts

The forthcoming entry into force of the UPC will significantly impact strategies for protecting and defending intellectual property rights in Europe. The UPC will be competent to judge the infringement and validity of European Patents and Unitary Patents (European Patents with Unitary Effect).