Firm Profile > DTMV & Associés > Paris, France

DTMV & Associés
75008 PARIS

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 2

Independent firm DTMV & Associés acts in contentious and non-contentious matters, and has built a particularly good reputation for its litigation expertise. The group assists a varied client list that includes major French and international companies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly from the pharmaceutical, automotive, telecoms and mechanical equipment sectors. In October 2019, digital entertainment specialist Julien Grosslerner joined the team from his own firm, Grosslerner Avocats, bringing the firm's partner count to five, with founding partner Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Thomas Cuche and Pascal Lefort as the key patent contacts, and Eléonore Gaspar and Laurine Janin-Reynaud the main names to note for trade mark and copyright matters.


Excellent work product, always available and with innovative ideas.

All potential legal options are checked and proposed if promising. Active and forward-looking approach.

Media and entertainment: Cinema Tier 2

IP boutique DTMV & Associés is recognised for its expertise in litigation, particularly copyright disputes. The team also provides advisory services which include clearance, agreements, production and chain of titles to a client list featuring several major studios. Eléonore Gaspar, who jointly leads the practice, has a broad practice specialising in both contentious and non-contentious matters, and is the chair of AIPPI's Standing Committee on Trade marks. Co-head of the practice Julien Grosslerner is the other key name and has 15 years of experience in-house at several media and entertainment companies.

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 3

Boutique firm DTMV & Associés is particularly well known for its trade mark and design litigation practice, thanks to its frequent representation of prestigious clients from the entertainment, luxury goods, media, publishing, energy and travel sectors. The practice assists with name clearing matters in France and abroad, is very well versed in proceedings before the French and European intellectual property offices, and also assists with customs matters.  The key soft IP contacts are Eléonore Gaspar, Laurine Janin-Reynaud and Thomas Cuche; with Pascal Lefort, Thierry Mollet-Viéville and digital entertainment law specialist Julien Grosslerner (who joined the practice from his own firm in October 2019), as the firm's other experienced practitioners.


Eléonore Gaspar unites great technical skills with pragmatism and efficiency. She has a perfect mastery of the law and the subtleties of the different IP rights and knows how to pick the right strategy to solve our problems, both in prevention matters and in litigation, and for matters as claimant or defendant. We also appreciate the easy communication and her responsiveness.

I know that Eléonore Gaspar is always on top of the latest legal developments, particularly because of her involvement with professional associations. It is always a pleasure to ask her questions and to discuss the best solution. We can only attest to the good mood in her team and its always warm atmosphere. Never any unnecessary aggressiveness in negotiations.

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

DTMV & Associés

Practice head(s):

Magali Thorne; Lin Nin


‘DTMV is very adaptable, covers a very wide area of ​​litigation and therefore knows its clients well. Lawyers are always available and take matters into their own hands to guide clients. In addition to the technical qualities they demonstrate, they are also good advocates and concerned with the overall interests of clients.

Lin Nin is our contact partner and is always there by our side, even in tense or complex situations’.

‘Lin NIN has a very fine knowledge of commercial law but also other areas of law. He is an excellent generalist. He quickly understands what is at stake in a case. He knows how to adapt to the challenges of the case and to the interlocutors. Lin Nin is very responsive, he does not give up on any point, he is very picky and always very precise in his analyzes’.