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Founded in 1898, Lavoix is a firm fully dedicated to intellectual property. Lavoix has almost 200 professionals, including 80 attorneys at law, patent and trademark attorneys and technology specialists, making it one of the leading IP firms in Europe. The attorneys who joined Lavoix through the 2008 merger with Binn & Associés entered Lavoix’s network and practise law in a dedicated structure, Lavoix Avocats. Lavoix works across France and has offices in Paris, Lyon, Rennes and Toulouse. Lavoix also has a presence outside France through its Munich office, which opened in 2009, and a large network of partner offices all around the world.
Lavoix stands out due to ...
Kay Rickelman is the foreign counsel in Spoor & Fisher’s Centurion office, with more than 28 years’ experience in both the United States and South Africa. Her fields of practice include domestic and international trademark registrations, searches and clearance, as well as international trademark litigation. She specialises in portfolio management and oversees the needs of many large international companies with regard to their trademarks in Africa and abroad. As the firm’s foreign trademark counsel, she also specialises in obtaining and enforcing trademark protection in foreign countries.
Ms Rickelman obtained a BS (cum laude) with distinction in psychology and a JD through the ...
While Ireland is still suffering from the aftermath of the economic crash, trademark practitioners are finally reporting a slight increase in activity. Some of this has resulted from the sale of intangible assets after the liquidation of failed companies, but the real driver is Ireland’s booming technology sector. Dublin’s Emerald Valley is home to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google – all of which look to domestic groups for their brand protection needs. The United States remains an important business partner, and Irish practitioners – who speak English but bill in euros – are a practical choice for those moving into Europe.