Intellectual property

What we can do for you

  • Assistance in setting up a strategy for the protection of industrial property rights: trademark search reports, formalities with IP offices in France (INPI), at European level (EUIPO) or internationally (WIPO), coexistence agreements, formal notices, etc.
  • Management of industrial property rights portfolios
  • Definition of and assistance with the implementation of anti-counterfeiting strategies: consultations, formal notices, coordination of counterfeit detection or seizure operations, implementation and monitoring of customs surveillance, etc.
  • Carrying out legal audits of industrial property rights in the context of structuring/restructuring operations
  • Management of legal disputes, drafting of procedural documents and pleadings
  • Management of opposition or cancellation proceedings before IP offices
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts (licence, assignment of rights, technical collaboration and development contract, transactional protocols, etc.)

Examples of what we have done for others

  • Assistance to a French audiovisual company in the drafting, negotiation and management of copyrights within the framework of a 360° contract and the resulting contracts
  • Assistance to a French company specialized in chemistry for the drafting and negotiation of technology transfer agreements, consortium agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Representation of an artist ‘s heirs in a dispute over the ownership of a work
  • Assistance and representation of American companies (IT and food industry) in the setting up of a request for intervention with customs, the follow-up of detentions with the customs authorities, the follow-up of legal proceedings (seizures and counterfeiting actions)
  • Assistance and representation of American companies (sports pharmaceutical, medical, personal services, universities, agri-food, IT…) in the filing, monitoring and management of their European trademarks
  • Representation of a French fashion company in trademark litigation (opposition defence before the INPI, cancellation action before the EUIPO, infringement defence before the Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal)


Bénédikte Hattier

Partner, lawyer