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Taylor Wessing
75008 PARIS
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Marc Schuler has a recognized practice in the tech sector where his approach has for purpose to address intellectual property and IT issues on an integrated basis from a contentious and non-contentious standpoint.

He has developed for 20 years a practice which provides global services in order to respond to market needs in line with the ongoing convergence of communication technologies and data management techniques.

Marc Schuler, Partner at Taylor Wessing in France, provides expert knowledge of the IT and digital industries to both public and private companies. He is very active in securing IP rights in transactional work regarding acquisition of rights and operation of the same especially in IT transactions and digital media.

He assists software publishers, IT service providers, software and systems customers of various sectors including insurance, both on the coverage side and claim side. Marc further assists in implementing convergence in channel distribution, more specifically regarding online activities.

Marc is listed as a leading practitioner in his field in several rankings.


Member of the Paris Bar (1995), he is graduated in International Commercial Law and holds an LLM from the University of Reading (UK). Before joining Taylor Wessing France in October 2017, he was a partner at Bird & Bird law firm.

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France > Industry focus: IT and internet 

Led by Philippe Glaser and Marc Schuler, Taylor Wessing‘s IT team carries out transactional work for a diverse mix of clients ranging from blue-chip global brands to SMEs with innovative business models and technologies. In addition to the heavyweight transactional and business project practice, including outsourcing, the team regularly advises on digital media products, including social media platforms, and assists clients with leveraging developing technologies. Valérie Aumage and two associates left in 2021.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright

With a dedicated media group to lead on mandates in segments including broadcasting, social media, publishing, and advertising and marketing, Taylor Wessing‘s copyright team offers an array of services to clients in the media sector, advising among others on regulations, licensing and distribution issues, and rights exploitation. The practice works closely with the tax and corporate teams to provide seamless counsel on content-related corporate transactions and tax schemes. In addition to handling copyright infringement and other judicial procedures, the group also assists digital platforms with the development and implementation of policies and alert systems. Christian Valsamidis, Claire Saint-Laurent, Benoît Goulesque-Monaux and Marc Schuler direct the department.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

Taylor Wessing‘s team, which is ‘very knowledgeable and well-respected‘, has particular expertise in matters where soft IP issues, cybersecurity and data protection cross over. Soft IP is an area in which associate Inès Tribouillet often acts both as a counsel and as a litigator. The team is led by experienced practitioner Marc Schuler, who concentrates on the technology and media industries. The offering to clients covers filing strategy and trademark protection, as well as infringements and reputational risk to clients in the digital communication age.

France > Data privacy and data protection

Taylor Wessing‘s team of specialist IT and data protection lawyers receives instructions from a diverse group of clients, ranging from blue-chip global brands to smaller enterprises with novel business models and technologies. The firm’s full-service offering includes transactional work, contentious matters, GDPR compliance, and cybersecurity advice. Marc Schuler and Philippe Glaser lead the practice and are names to note in the field. Counsel Benjamin Znaty also stands out for his knowledge of data protection regulation.

Paris > Protection des données personnelles

The team of specialist data protection lawyers at Taylor Wessing advises international blue-chip companies on a wide range of privacy regulation-related matters, frequently with a multi-jurisdictional element. Its experience includes GDPR compliance, data breach incident responses, and data breach preparedness regarding appropriate responses to accidental data loss and data theft. The team frequently uses injunctive relief to obtain digital evidence and has recently developed TechSet, a suite of electronic tools to support clients. Valérie Aumage is head of IT and data, while Marc Schuler is head of IP/IT.

L’équipe spécialiste des nouvelles technologies et des données personnelles de Taylor Wessing assiste une base de clientèle diversifiée ; grands groupes mondiaux, start-up développant de nouveaux modèles commerciaux et technologiques. Le champ d’expertises couvre : le transactionnel, le contentieux, la conformité RGPD et les sujets de cybersécurité. La pratique est codirigée par Marc Schuler  etPhilippe Glaser , qui sont secondés par le counsel Benjamin Znaty qui affiche une solide connaissance de la réglementation des données.

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Marques, dessins et modèles

« Très compétente et respectée », l’équipe de Taylor Wessing est très compétente dans la gestion des dossiers mêlant des sujets de propriété intellectuelle, de cybersécurité et de protection des données. La collaboratrice Inès Tribouillet intervient en conseil et en contentieux. La pratique est dirigée par le très expérimenté  Marc Schuler, qui intervient particulièrement dans les domaines des technologies et des médias. Le champ de compétences couvre les questions d’enregistrement, de protection de marques, de lutte anti-contrefaçon et le risque réputationnel.

Paris > Propriété intellectuelle > Droits d’auteur

Le pôle médias de  Taylor Wessing intervient dans les secteurs de l’audiovisuel, des médias sociaux, de l’édition, de la publicité et du marketing. Il offre une large gamme d’expertises, couvrant les sujets réglementaires, d’accords de licence, de distribution, et d’exploitation des droits. L’équipe travaille en étroite collaboration avec les experts du droit fiscal et de droit des sociétés du cabinet, dans le cadre d’opérations transactionnelles ou pour l’application des règles fiscales. L’équipe accompagne aussi des plateformes numériques dans la gestion de procédures contentieuses en violation du droit d’auteur, ainsi que dans le développement de systèmes d’alerte dans ce domaine. La pratique est codirigée par  Christian Valsamidis, Claire Saint-Laurent, Benoît Goulesque-Monaux et Marc Schuler .

Paris > Secteurs et industries > IT and internet

Codirigée par Philippe Glaser et Marc Schuler, l’équipe de Taylor Wessing traite des dossiers transactionnels et d’externalisation pour le compte d’une large base de clients : grandes marques mondiales comme PME innovantes. L’équipe conseille aussi ses clients en matière de média numérique et de plateformes de réseaux sociaux. A noter, le départ en 2021 de Valérie Aumage et de deux collaborateurs.