Mr Serge Lederman > De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés
9 RUE BOISSY D'ANGLAS
75008 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Operations Division: The transactional and litigation activities of the Operations Division cover industrial and commercial activities and more generally clients’ operations (sourcing, sales, promotions, concessions and public procurement contracts) and the defence and optimisation of their immaterial assets.

Position

Serge Lederman intervenes as counsel as well as in litigation in industrial property law in sectors as diverse as fashion, design and media and the food industry, and literary and artistic property law in the areas of art, media and communication. Recognised by his clients for his analysis of litigious matters and the stakes at hand, as well as his sharp grasp of litigious strategies, Serge Lederman advises companies and institutions on an international level and on domestic operations. He is a founding member of the Acteurs Avocats Associés Association at the Palais de Justice (Paris Courthouse) and also teaches at the Further Education Centre of Paris II-Assas University as part of the Art Work and Law (L’œuvre d’art et le Droit) course organised by the Art and Law Institution (Institut Art et Droit).

Languages

French, English.

Memberships

Serge Lederman was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1991.

Education

Postgraduate degree (DEA) in General Private Law (Paris II University, 1990); Master’s degree in Business Law (Paris I University, 1988)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Media and entertainment: Sports

Mostly handling contractual negotiations for major sporting events, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés was entrusted with drafting and negotiating the public contract for the provision of legal services for the French National Olympic and Sports organisation in relation to the winter Olympics in China in 2022. The practice also acts in trade mark infringement matters, the area of expertise of  Serge Lederman. Before joining the firm in May 2021, Jean-François Vilotte was the CEO of the French Tennis Federation for three years. Louis De Gaulle and Agnès Macaire lead the practice alongside Vilotte and Lederman.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés is a strong choice for advice on trade mark and design portfolio management and litigation, as well as corporate transactions involving IP assets. Francine Le Péchon-Joubert handles contractual matters and disputes. Serge Lederman acts for clients in the fashion, media and food sectors in trade mark disputes, while Julien Horn handles transactional work involving IP assets. Along with Louis de Gaulle, all named lawyers collectively lead the ‘dedicated team’.

Paris > Médias, culture, sport et loisirs: Sport

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés est régulièrement mandaté pour intervenir dans le cadre de l’organisation de grands événements sportifs. Le cabinet a ainsi assuré des prestations pour le Comité Nationale Olympique et Sportif Français dans le cadre des Jeux Olympiques d’hiver Beijing 2022. L’équipe, et notamment Serge Lederman , traite aussi des sujets de contrefaçon de marques. Jean-François Vilotte , qui a rejoint le cabinet en mai 2021, est l’ancien président de la Fédération française de tennis. Ces deux derniers codirigent la pratique aux côtés de  Louis De Gaulle et Agnès Macaire .

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Marques, dessins et modèles

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés est recommandé pour la gestion des questions de portefeuilles de marques, dessins et modèles, ainsi que le traitement du contentieux et des aspects de propriété intellectuelle liés à des opérations transactionnelles.  Francine Le Péchon-Joubert intervient en conseil et en contentieux. Serge Lederman agit pour de nombreux clients dans les secteurs de la mode, des médias et de l’alimentation dans la gestion de litiges de marques.  Julien Horn se concentre sur le traitement de dossiers transactionnels comportant des actifs de propriété intellectuelle. « L’équipe dédiée » au droit de la propriété intellectuelle est codirigée par l’ensemble des associés cités, plus  Louis de Gaulle .