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All areas of trademark law are affected by the recent EU reforms referred to as the “trademark package”, designed to modernise and harmonise procedures in this area, including definition and conditions of validity, registration and cancellation processes, reputation, protection, etc. Your trademark strategy is crucial for your company and must now comply with these new directives in a context of intense international competition, marked by the increased prevalence of counterfeiting. Familiar with your challenges and drawing on up-to-the-minute expertise, our experts will help you to protect and add value to your trademarks whatever your activity and commercial sector.

Our dedicated team is able to intervene to advise you in your trademark creation projects (identification and analysis of precedents, national, EU and international registration, assistance in the event of notification of irregularities or opposition procedures) as well as in the negotiation and drafting of all legal deeds, including licensing, sale or coexistence agreements. They proactively manage preservation of your trademarks (monitoring of trademarks in the countries concerned, drafting and submission of opposition notices against trademarks infringing your rights, bringing infringement proceedings for unfair competition, etc.) and defending you in any proceedings brought against the registration or exploitation of your trademarks. Our experts work in close collaboration with colleagues specialising in other fields (customs, competition, etc.) and draw on our international network to guarantee you the most effective support in all circumstances.

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The Legal 500

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs

The IP team at CMS Francis Lefebvre handles contentious trade mark work, ranging from infringement cases to cancellation, revocation and opposition actions, while also managing client’s IP portfolios and assisting with IP rights licenses and assignments. Companies from the cosmetics, automotive, pharmaceuticals, media and leisure industries rely on the firm for trade mark advice. Anne-Laure Villedieu and Jean-Baptiste Thiénot head up the firm’s IP team, with Sabine Rigaud leading the trade mark and designs sub-team.


Legal 500 EMEA 2020
The 2020 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide is out. We would particularly like to thank our clients for putting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rankings in France, Algeria and Morocco France 4 in...