About Me

I have an extensive experience in copyright and trademark law.

I am an outstanding litigator known for my ability to quickly find the most satisfactory solutions for my clients. I favor a pragmatic and strategic approach in my advisory and litigation work.

As well as assisting my clients with the protection of their IP, including filing and registering trademarks, drawings and models, and creations covered by copyright, I am a very good negotiator when it comes to transactional IP works.

I am an active member of professional associations including APRAM and AIPPI (vice president of the French Group and member of the International Membership Committee and the International Committee dedicated to combating piracy and counterfeiting).

I am a regular conference host and speaker, teach intellectual property at DJCE in Montpellier and at EM Lyon, and write for various specialist magazines.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2015, I was an IP partner in a French law firm.


  • EM Lyon Business school, Certificat Objectif Administratrice
  • University of Montpellier, Doctorat, Contract Law
  • University of Montpellier, DEA, Contract Law / IP and IT Law
  • Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III), Master, Business Law
  • Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, Licence, Private Law


  • Paris Bar in 2019
  • Lyon Bar in 2007
  • Nanterre Bar in 2003
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GĂ©raldine is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2021 as a Tier 1 lawyer for copyright practice.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Since 2018, WTR recognizes that 'with over 20 years' experience, GĂ©raldine Arbant is a fine choice on the non-contentious side. She is au courant with all the latest developments in the telecommunications, life sciences and automotive sectors' and 'Arbant is another nimble negotiator who never fails to get the best result. Several major pharmaceutical, sports and luxury goods companies have her on speed dial.'

World Trademark Review (WTR)

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