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Intellectual Property Lawyers

The law for a new Digital Republic, the creative freedom law, general data protection rules, the “trademark package”: the regulatory framework governing intellectual property law is changing at the national and EU level in line with new technologies and the extent of their impact on the issues in question. From contracts to patents via software and domain names, all aspects of this area are affected and this new legal environment requires greater expertise than ever, while the preservation and development of intellectual assets are taking on growing importance in a context determined by innovation. Whatever your business sector, it is vital to ensure that you own the technological and artistic works created by your employees and service providers, to guarantee their protection, to construct contractual exploitation frameworks that are secure from a legal and tax perspective and to adopt the means to tackle infringement and unfair and parasitic competition.

Our specialists benefit from significant experience in copyright, database law, advertising law, trademark law, drawings and models, domain names and patents, as well as unfair and parasitic competition law. Our team of 10 lawyers is therefore able to offer you a comprehensive service, from auditing of your company's intellectual assets to assistance and representation in relation to disputes via the registration and monitoring of your trademarks, designs and models (identification and analysis of precedents, national, EU and international registration, opposition procedures) and negotiation and drafting of your licensing, sale or coexistence agreements. Given the complexity of cases that often go beyond the strict framework of intellectual property, our experts work in close collaboration with their specialist lawyers in other areas (tax, customs, competition, etc.) to guarantee you the most effective support in all circumstances.

To achieve efficiency by taking a comprehensive approach, our experts draw on the vast CMS network with 150 specialist lawyers to handle international or transnational cases.

"CMS advises several major French luxury brands as well as foreign customers. Led by Anne-Laure Villedieu, the team deals with trademark, design and copyright files. They act both in consulting and litigation". Legal 500 Paris 2017

 
Florentin Sanson
Florentin Sanson
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Florentin is active in contentious and non-contentious matters in various areas of expertise including media, advertising, entertainment, copyright, data protection, e-commerce, trademarks and business...
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot is Partner in the IP/IT team of CMS Francis Lefebvre. He mainly advises on industrial property law, particularly patent law. His activity covers litigation (infringement and nullity...
Anne-Laure Villedieu
Anne-Laure Villedieu
Partner
Member of the Management Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Anne-Laure Villedieu heads the Technology and IP Team of CMS Francis Lefebvre. She joined the firm in 1998, became a Partner in 2012 and is a member of the Advisory Board of the firm. She specializes...
Sabine Rigaud
Sabine Rigaud
Counsel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Sabine Rigaud is Counsel in the IP/IT team of CMS Francis Lefebvre. She focuses on intellectual property law, particularly trademark and design law. Her practice covers litigation (infringement actions...
Anaïs Arnal
Anaïs Arnal
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Anaïs joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2017. She provides advice, drafts deeds, and intervenes in litigation matters in the following areas: intellectual property law (copyright, trademarks, designs...
Candice Barreiro
Candice Barreiro
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Candice joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in September 2021. Candice provides legal advices drafting an litigation services in the following matters: industrial property law (trademarks, designs and patents)copyright...
Grégoire Hadot-Pericard
Grégoire Hadot-Pericard
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Grégoire joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2024. He is involved in contentious and non-contentious matters in various areas of expertise including intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, designs...
Hanriot_Maxime
Maxime Hanriot
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Maxime assists local and international clients in legal counselling and litigation, in particular in the following fields: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Personal data protection, Media...
Mûre Maestrati
Mûre Maestrati
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Mûre Maestrati joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2021 as a lawyer in the IP/IT Section. She is involved in new technologies Law, Internet Law, Intellectual Property Law and in particular in Data Protection...
Laurine-Mayer
Laurine Mayer
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Laurine Mayer joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2022. She advises and litigates in the following areas :new technologies law ; protection of personal data ;E-commerce law;intellectual property law (trademarks...