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Intellectual Property - Trademarks - 2017 Ranking of the Top Industrial Property Attorneys (France)

Intellectual property consulting
Leading
  • Patrick Boyle, Isabelle Meunier-Coeur, Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer, Bérénice Dejardins
  • Bertrand Geoffray, Julien Fialletout, William Lobelson, Hugues Pouzet, Isabelle Hegedus
  • Olivier Boland, Bérengère Egasse-Michaille, Anne-Catherine Schihin, Pierre de Boisse, Carole Roger
  • Olivier Prats, Isabelle Thill, Martine Bloch-Weill, Evelyne Roux, Marc Levieils
  • Éric Le Bihan, Hélène Le Cornu, Nathalie Rey, Sophie Marc
  • Valérie Dorey, François Deschamps, Olivier Thrierr, Nadine Royer, Nicolas Debaisieux
Excellent
  • Christophe Degrave, Jean-Marie Algoud, Gilbert Piat
  • Benjamin Fontaine, Virginie Zancan, Martine Dehaut, Christophe Pelèse, Nathalie Pacaud
  • Tom Palmisano, Caroline Geffroy-Redon, Corinne Allard-Dornaletche, Paul-Éric Allard
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LONG-STANDING REPUTATION IN TRADEMARK
Firm

Tmark

Leader(s)

François Deschamps

Team

François Deschamps

Since

1993

Track record : Tmark continues to be active in complex contentious issues related to IP. It recently helped the city of Laguiole win their nullity claims concerning third party trademarks containing the term “Laguiole,” and also won a victory for a premium alcoholic beverage maker against a famous French retail chain concerning trademark infringement.
Differentiation : This 26-person firm puts its clients at the center, no matter their size or sector of activity, and strives to provide reactivity, proximity and fair billing. Well-balanced between administrative and contentious work in all IP-related matters, it has a strong focus on trademarks. Nicolas Debaisieux was promoted at the beginning of 2017, becoming the firm’s fifth partner.
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THE BRAND STRATEGISTS
Firm

LAMBERT & ASSOCIES

Leader(s)

Pascale Lambert and Stève Félix

Team

Pascale Lambert

Since

1985

Track record : The firm advises companies and federations from the sports, luxury and fashion sectors, in addition, players from the e-commerce and the pharmaceutical industries trust the team where brand strategy is concerned. The team analyzes the risks and the opportunities of trademark registration in order to match the dynamism of their clients.
Differentiation : Well-known for its expertise in trademark, the firm keeps growing and is increasingly involved in patent-related issues. Thanks to its in-depth expertise, the team is able to support their clients, no matter their size, in litigation cases. An active member of APRAM (The French association of trademark law practitioners), Stève Félix is recognized for his reactivity and high added-value advice.
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PRAGMATIC SUPPORT FOR BRANDS FOR A DECADE
Firm

Ab Initio

Leader(s)

Annick Pairault and Frédérique Haefele

Team

Annick Pairault

Since

2007

Track record : Specialist in trademark and design, Ab Initio advises a wide range of clients in the protection of their IP assets. Since the beginning of each project the firm’s strategy is to analyze the distinctive characters of different elements and the risks inherent to each particular situation, so as to orientate their clients towards smart investments.
Differentiation : From luxury goods manufacturers to food multinationals and industrial groups, companies trust Ab Initio’s team of IP attorneys who know how to create and maintain close relationships with them. Their prosecution strategy and tailor-made monitoring are then presented in efficient communication tools for clients to use in streamlining their internal communications.
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DYNAMIC AND EXPERIENCED TEAM FOCUSING ON CLIENTS
Firm

Inscripta

Leader(s)

Manuel Roche andAgnès Doyen

Team

Manuel Roche

Since

2013

Track record :

Inscripta successfully assisted a French online distributor in defending a high-profile trademark against cancellation for non-use, and helped build and enforce a new worldwide strategy for the protection and monitoring of the trademarks of an international leader in the aerospace industry. It also conducted the financial valuation of the patents of a new telecom technology for a startup before its first fundraising .

Differentiation : In spite of its relatively young history, partners Manuel Roche and Agnès Doyen are both seasoned French and European trademark attorneys. Thanks to its strong network with external experts ranging from domain names and patents to financial valuations of intangible assets, the firm is able to assist its clients on every aspect of IP.
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A HUMAN-SIZED BOUTIQUE WITH GLOBAL APPROACH
Firm

PARTENAIRES PI

Leader(s)

Gaëlle Loinger-Benamran, Mélissa Cassanet and Malaurie Pantalacci

Team

Gaëlle Loinger-Benamran

Since

2006

Track record : The firm successfully represented the jewelry brand Hipanema against the opposition and appeal before EUIPO initiated by the shoe maker Ipanema. For over a decade, it has been assisting the beverage company Meneau in its brand portfolio protection at European level, especially the brand FIZZ. Other clients include Fondation Bettencourt Schueller and Lollipops.
Differentiation : Apart from trademark, design also represents a non-negligible part of the firm’s activity. With most of its clientele being French companies operating globally, Partenaires PI is largely oriented towards international matters, focusing on Europe, the US and China. The three partners in the firm each have over ten years’ experience in IP. Thanks to its representative office in Hong Kong, the firm is strengthening its presence in Asia.
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A RESPONSIVE TEAM OF EXPERTS
Firm

Boettcher

Leader(s)

Bruno Lavialle, Audrey Decorchement, Marie-Flore Ribeyron and Stéphane Lemaire

Team

Bruno Lavialle

Since

1876

Track record : The firm’s diverse client portfolio goes from individual clients to big multinationals, be it for IP protection strategy matters, exploitation or defense. They are especially active in patent, trademark and design contentious work (opposition, nullity, etc.) in the sectors of aeronautics, mechanics and electronics.
Differentiation : As one of the oldest IP firms in France, Boettcher offer their clients a worldwide network of partners to protect their IP rights in any country. The expert and responsive team represent clients directly before various national and international authorities including the National Institute of Industrial Property of France (INPI), EPO, WIPO and EUIPO.
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