France: Trademarks 2019

In this chapter we recognise 31 lawyers who stand out for their impressive work on trademarks matters ranging from prosecution and licensing to unfair competition disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Richard Gilbey  Gilbey Legal, Paris 
2. Rebecca Delorey  Bardehle Pagenberg, Paris 
3. Patrice de Candé Cabinet de Candé et Blanchard, Paris 

Gilbey Legal receives four listings in this chapter.
Richard Gilbey is revered as a “star” and “one of the best in France” for trademark matters, particularly relating to the pharmaceutical industry. Clients praise his “excellent knowledge” of the field as well as his “business-focused approach”.
Joanne Quirin receives considerable commendation from sources. She provides counsel to clients on non-contentious industrial and intellectual property matters and frequently guides them through the full range of trademark matters.

Rebecca Delorey of Bardehle Pagenberg is hailed as “absolutely brilliant” and an “excellent trademark lawyer” by peers. She has extensive experience advising clients operating in a range of areas including the pharmaceutical, fashion and automotive industries.

Patrice de Candé at Cabinet de Candé et Blanchard enjoys a stellar reputation in the market. He is experienced in intellectual property law, especially in the litigation of industrial and intellectual property rights.

Emmanuel de Marcellus at de Marcellus & Disser is highly distinguished for his broad practice, which encompasses trademarks, patent litigation work and copyright matters. Market commentators effuse that they “always enjoy working with him”.

Evelyne Roux heads up the trademark and design department at Regimbeau. She advises a diverse range of clients, from SME’s to large companies and is recognised by sources as a “brilliant trademark attorney”. 

Catherine Mateu of Armengaud Guerlain is lauded as an “excellent IP litigator”. Her expertise spans providing advice in trademark, patent and licensing issues to an impressive client list ranging from large companies, to non-profit groups and inventors.

Vanessa Bouchara “stands out” at Cabinet Bouchara Avocats as a long-time player in the market. She comes “highly recommended” by market commentators for her impressive experience in a range of trademark matters.

Sylvie Benoliel-Claux, founding partner of Benoliel Avocats, has 20 years of extensive experience in intellectual property, with a particular focus on trademark litigation.

Xavier Buffet Delmas d'Autane of Hogan Lovells is credited as an “excellent practitioner” by sources and is well acquainted with intellectual property law matters.

Pierre Cousin of Cousin & Associés is lauded as a leading expert in the field of intellectual property law with over 40 years of experience. He is well versed in industrial property and patent litigation matters.
Sandrine Bouvier-Ravon possesses 30 years of experience in intellectual property law and regularly provides counsel to international and domestic clients on complex trademark issues.
Myriam Moatty has strong experience in the arena of intellectual property law, with a focus on advising clients on matters pertaining to trademark and design law, as well as patent litigation.

Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer of Plasseraud Group is a trademark attorney with significant knowledge in litigation proceedings and the prosecution of registered rights.  

Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte at Casalonga is praised for providing “great practical advice” and is “highly thought of” by sources. Her practice includes advising on a range of intellectual property and industrial property rights matters.

Sarah Bailey of Simmons & Simmons is described as an “excellent trademarks lawyer” by her peers. Her practice encompasses the full life cycle of trademarks, from their creation to protection.

The “excellent” Grégoire Triet at Gide Loyrette Nouel is endorsed as a “good name” in the French trademarks market. He has extensive experience in European and national disputes. 

Emmanuel Larere is a seasoned IP expert thanks to his 20 years’ experience advising well-known brands on trademarks matters. He is praised by peers as a practitioner who is “always practical” in his approach.

Charles De Haas of Guillot de Haas is extolled as an “exceptional and pre-eminent practitioner” by peers. He is well versed in the arbitration, counselling and litigation of intellectual property rights.

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