I am a lawyer in our Intellectual Property Group in our Lyon office. With about 15 years of experience, I assist our clients mainly in the context of IP litigation and pre-litigation.

I act mainly for retail and consumer businesses and I mostly deal with copyright or trade mark infringement, unfair competition and free riding issues. Where possible, a transactional approach to finding an amicable solution is preferred before any legal proceedings, during the proceedings or in the context of mediation or conciliation proceedings.

Over the years, I have developed particular experience in international copyright law issues and in the assessment of damages in the context of infringement proceedings.

My experience in IP disputes helps me to advise our clients to secure their IP rights in particular over employees' work and to enhance their IP assets. I have been involved in the creation and implementation of compensation policies for inventors and tools to identify and formalise know-how and to document the creation process. I assist regularly our clients in the management of employees' claims concerning intellectual property rights on work performed in the course of their duties.

I have also experience in dealing with the day-to-day IP agreements (assignment, licence, partnership, consortium, settlement agreements etc).

  • I assisted a client in a fixed-day procedure to obtain, in particular, recognition of the reputation of its trademark and the infringement of its trademark, as well as the cessation and compensation for infringement. The Paris court awarded one million euros in damages.
  • In the context of another action for trademark infringement, violation of a reputed trademark and free riding, I helped another client to reach an amicable agreement putting an end to a recurrent conflict situation between the parties over the past ten years.
Education
  • Master, Intellectual Property, Poitiers
  • Certificates of specialisation in intellectual property and in information technology and new information and communication technologies law
Admissions
  • France Bar Association in 2004