France Richard Gilbey

Partner - Gilbey Legal

Richard Gilbey is a founding partner of Paris law firm GILBEY LEGAL, which specialises in intellectual and industrial property law.

GILBEY LEGAL offers comprehensive services in those fields, from preliminary advice and clearance searches for trademarks through filing and prosecution of trademarks and designs internationally to enforcement, litigation and licensing aspects of trademarks, designs and copyright – including customs enforcement.

The firm’s practice includes representing French and foreign clients before the Community trademarks and designs registry, including representation up to the European Court of Justice. The firm also assists in trademark and trade dress regulatory, labelling and advertising issues and domain name registration and disputes.

Mr Gilbey is assisted by four avocats (members of the Paris Bar) – Jehan-Philippe Jacquey, Joanne Quirin, Richard Metzger and Arnaud Lellinger – as well as by highly competent paralegal staff, headed by Cécile Chabane.

Mr Gilbey is fully bilingual. He graduated in law from Queen’s College, Oxford. He qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom, where he practised for three years. He holds postgraduate degrees in EU law and industrial property law from Strasbourg University. He was also a researcher and teacher at the Strasbourg University Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies for two years, where he is still a lecturer.

After seven years working in-house at French multinational life sciences companies, he set up GILBEY LEGAL in December 1992.

Mr Gilbey is a frequent speaker at French and international trademark conferences and is an honorary member of the advisory board of the IP department of Akron University, Ohio.

He is regularly ranked among the top professionals in his field in France.

Professional associations

  • ECTA
  • INTA
  • PTMG

Firm details

Gilbey Legal
43 Boulevard Haussmann Paris 75009

Contact details

T: +33 1 56 02 62 00


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