Gilbey Legal

Founded in 1992, Paris-based Gilbey Legal has continually provided legal assistance and expertise to clients worldwide for the protection and defence of their industrial property and IP assets (other than patents).

Gilbey Legal advises French and international clients and associates, including many multinational corporations in the pharmaceuticals, animal health, tobacco, food and beverages, alcoholic products, cosmetics, electronics, IT and social media, multimedia, consumer products, apparel, design and luxury goods industries in all aspects of management, exploitation and enforcement of industrial property and IP assets.

As a boutique firm, Gilbey Legal is a member of the Paris Bar and provides complete and personalised legal services, encompassing the entire lifecycle of IP rights, including:

  • clearance and protection of trademarks, designs, domain names, geographical indications (GIs) and other distinctive signs and enforcement thereof;
  • centralised worldwide coordination of IP portfolios and litigation through our extensive network of selected associate firms; and
  • expertise in customs surveillance and enforcement, providing both domestic and international clients with strategic anti-counterfeiting solutions.

Gilbey Legal is recognised by its peers and the industry at large in major rating organisations for the quality of its services, its reactivity and its pragmatic, hands-on approach to problem solving. We pride ourselves on our policy of providing high-level services for equitable fees, and we always strive to meet our clients’ budgetary and management requirements.

Our goal has always been to create and maintain long-lasting and trusting relationships with our clients.

Jehan-Philippe Jacquey (head of litigation) has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2005. He holds a postgraduate degree in IP law from the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI) and a postgraduate degree in business law from the University of Burgundy. He joined Gilbey Legal in January 2010. He previously worked as in-house trademark counsel for a multinational food and beverages company and as an associate lawyer in an IP litigation boutique firm. Mr Jacquey focuses on litigation, dealing primarily with copyright, design, trademark and unfair competition matters. He is a member of INTA (in particular, as a member of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee), the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), the Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM) and the Association of CEIPI graduates.

Joanne Quirin (head of prosecution) has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2011. She holds a postgraduate degree in IP law from the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI). Before joining Gilbey Legal in March 2012, Ms Quirin worked as an associate in a patent litigation boutique firm. Ms Quirin covers all industrial property and IP subjects, other than court litigation. She is a member of several professional associations – in particular, APRAM, INTA and MARQUES.

Arnaud Lellinger (senior associate) joined the Paris Bar in 2014. He holds a master’s in business law from Paris University (Sorbone) and a professional master’s in industrial property. Mr Lellinger works both on non-contentious and litigious IP and industrial property matters. He has extensive knowledge of GIs and he is an active member of various associations, including the ECTA GI Committee.

Cécile Chabane (head of IP portfolio management) has over 30 years’ experience in the management of trademarks and designs (filing, prosecution, registration, renewal, recordal) in France and abroad. The three members of her team hold – or are studying to obtain – the certification for trademark paralegals delivered by the French Trademarks Office.

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Gilbey Legal
43 Boulevard Haussmann
Paris 75009

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