Armengaud Guerlain

Intellectual Property Department

France
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What the team is known for Well-regarded IP boutique with significant activity in the European market. Advises mainly on patent litigation, designs and trade marks. Prominent activity in the consumer product manufacturing and life sciences sectors, in addition to work in the technology sector. Client list includes leading multinationals as well as domestic companies and private individuals.

Strengths Impressed clients describe the lawyers as "responsive and proactive; they understand business and can give clear guidance as to how the matter fits within the client's business."

Work highlights Assisted Subway with obtaining an injunctive relief against a trade mark infringer.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Mateu is noted for her international capabilities, with clients commenting on her Spanish language skills and her ability to work on multi-jurisdictional disputes. She primarily handles patent infringement cases, with additional experience in design infringement and copyright issues. Clients highlight her understanding of the matters, stating: "Her ability to grasp technical issues is exemplary and greatly appreciated."

Stéphane Guerlain has long-standing expertise in trade mark and patent infringements, offering further experience in seizure proceedings. He acted for Birkenstock on the revocation of a decision of the National Institute of Industrial Property. One source reports: "He is good in every situation."