Taliens > Paris, France > Firm Profile

75008 PARIS

France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

The copyright team at Taliens is jointly led by Clara Steinitz, who advises clients in the media, content and fashion sectors on the protection and exploitation of IP rights, and Jean-Frederic Gaultier, who has extensive expertise in court litigation and cross-border M&As involving substantial IP assets. The practice offers clients the full range of IP law services and is particularly known for its strong disputes expertise, regularly representing fashion, film, publishing and jewellery clients.

Practice head(s):

Clara Steinitz; Jean-Frédéric Gaultier


‘To the point , efficiency,  pro-active , multilingual.’

Key clients






Froggie Production

Thomson Reuters

Burger King France

Goodwin Procter

France > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 2

Intellectual property boutique Taliens is well known for cross-border litigation, but also has strong expertise in complex transactional work, including due diligence. Jean-Frédéric Gaultier heads the practice and has strong expertise in patent disputes in France and in multijurisdictional contexts.

Practice head(s):


‘Excellent IP firm.’

‘Competent and efficient team.’

‘The team is user-friendly whilst thorough. Jean-Frédéric is responsive and first-class.’ 

‘Jean-Frédéric Gaultier is precise, fast and efficient. He inspires confidence and is pragmatic. He is also very available.’

‘The team led by Jean-Frédéric Gaultier is very clever and client-friendly with amazing response times and availability. They have a great client-first attitude and are also good fun to work with.’

‘Very competent team and close to its clients.’

‘Jean-Frédéric and his team are unique in the French market place in providing holistic and commercially focused and cross-disciplinary advice. They know that an IP problem may not always need an IP-only solution. Their advice is responsive, practical and to the point.’

‘Jean-Frederic is a delight to work with – responsive, direct, commercial and strategically creative in how to use French law and procedure to further advance his clients’ global interests. He is a joy to work with.’

Key clients






Marin’s International




Lazer Sport

Work highlights

  • Represented ZTE in two patent infringement claims before French courts.
  • Advised Facebook AI Research (FAIR) Paris laboratory on developing collaboration deals and R&D projects with French and foreign research institutions and universities.
  • Represented Lazer Sport in fast-track summary proceedings regarding an alleged patent infringement.

France > Media and entertainment: Newspapers Tier 2

European boutique firm Taliens focuses on the media, digital and tech sectors. Jean-Frederic Gaultier is an expert in matters relating to the press and freedom of expression issues, both contentious and non-contentious. He assists with pre-publication clearances, defamation, privacy, and right of publicity matters. Clara Steinitz often acts for foreign media organisations operating in France or reporting news about France such as the BBC and Thompson Reuters.  The pair are considered ‘go-to people for issues in France relating to media law’.


‘Jean-Frédéric Gaultier and Clara Steinitz are our go-to people for issues in France relating to media law. They are extremely knowledgeable and very approachable.’

‘Jean-Frédéric Gaultier is very knowledgable and highly commercial. Interactions are nimble.’

‘We always go to Jean-Frédéric Gaultier for French law advice and we value the team’s responsiveness and expert knowledge in intellectual property.’

Key clients

News Corp

Associated Newspapers

The Guardian

Vice Media


The Fork



Thomson Reuters

Time Out

Work highlights

  • Defending Tripadvisor in four disputes on the grounds of defamation.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 3

European IP boutique Taliens offers the full range of trade mark and design services, spanning prosecution, litigation and transactional matters. With offices in France, Germany and Spain, the practice is an excellent choice for European cross-border matters. Lead duo Jean-Frederic Gaultier and Clara Steinitz are especially renowned for their strengths in litigation and experience of advising on complex transactional work, including due diligence matters.

Practice head(s):

Clara Steinitz; Jean-Frédéric Gaultier


‘Outstanding in IP litigation cases, especially on an international level.’

‘Jean-Frédéric Gaultier is professional and experienced.’

‘Solid assessment of the cases, great communication skills, high percentage of success on solving disputes.’

‘The employees are very sharp, efficient and fully meet our expectations in order to respond to requests often formulated within tight deadlines.’

‘Jean-Frédéric Gauthier knows his subject remarkably well. It is a great help in quickly identifying important topics and making the right decisions.’

‘Clara Steinitz has been exceptional in her assistance. She has been able to deliver excellent responses in very little time and to achieve great results for our company. I would also like to give special mention to the exceptionally good command of the English language.’

‘Very hands-on and practical, fast and successful.’

‘The team provides a solid assessment and is able to deliver the expected results. The team is especially useful to find extra-judicial solutions.’

Key clients

Fruit of the Loom



Banque de Neuflize

Burger King France


Goodwin Procter

Red Bull

Stella Mc Cartney

Work highlights

  • Advising Red Bull on a regular basis in the defence of its trade mark portfolio in France and acting as French Customs point of contact for trade mark infringement matters.
  • Advising Burger King on risks assessments in relation to the launch of new products or promotional operations, in view of its competitors’ rights and operations.
  • Managing TCL’s trade mark portfolio.

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio

Taliens is an IP boutique firm entirely dedicated to the media, digital and technology sectors, acting as counsel to television producers regarding content development and production.

European law firm in Intellectual Property, Tech and Media

TALIENS represents a diverse range of national and international clients,  mainly from the technology, media & entertainment, design and luxury goods industries.

We assist our clients in particular in:

  • litigation of complex disputes in relation to patents, know-how, copyright, trademarks and unfair competition
  • protecting and enforcing their creations and innovations
  • drafting and negotiating agreements (such as development, production, financing, licensing and collaboration agreements)

We offer not only sound and pragmatic legal support but also strategic advice and a deep understanding of the industries we specialize in.

All TALIENS attorneys have multi-year experience in the intellectual property, media or technology groups of leading international law firms. We are therefore able to combine the quality standard from an international law firm with the responsiveness and client focus of a boutique.

TALIENS has offices in Munich and Paris.

Jean-Frédéric Gaultierjeanfrederic.gaultier@taliens.com+33183791873
Clara Steinitzclara.steinitz@taliens.com+33183791872
Gregoire Triettriet@taliens.com+33179353748
Clara Steinitz photoMe Clara SteinitzFounding Partner