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National Leader

France - Trademarks 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Joanne Quirin is a renowned lawyer with deep expertise in trademark prosecution and non-judicial IP matters.


Joanne Quirin has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2011.

She holds a postgraduate degree in intellectual property law from the University of Strasbourg ­– Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI).

She joined Gilbey Legal in March 2012 and became a partner in 2016.

She previously worked as associate lawyer in a patent litigation boutique law firm.

Joanne focuses on soft IP non-contentious intellectual and industrial property matters, dealing primarily with preliminary advice and clearance searches, filing and prosecution for trademarks and designs and domain names internationally, as well as licensing aspects of IP matters. She works in all sectors, including household cleaning supplies, regulated markets, software, automobile, food, Internet, temporary accommodation, cosmetics and fashion industries. Her practice includes representing French and foreign clients before the EUIPO, the French IP and domain name offices, and the EU Court of Justice.

Joanne works within a closely knit and dynamic team of avocats, all members of the Paris Bar (partner Jehan-Philippe Jacquey, and associate Arnaud Lellinger), and an experienced and professional prosecution and paralegal staff headed by Cécile Chabane. All staff deal with soft IP prosecution and litigation (including customs and unfair competition). The firm provides a full range of services in the field of soft IP matters and ancillary issues.  

Joanne is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Marques (the European association representing the interests of brand owners) and the Association of Trademarks and Design Rights Practitioners (APRAM).

A native French speaker, she is also fluent in English and speaks some German.

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