Partner at SCAN Avocats
Alexandre Nappey began his career in 1999 as a European trademark attorney for a major IP law firm, where he created and developed the IT law department. On becoming a lawyer in 2012, he entered the largest law firm in Europe as a senior manager in intellectual property and information technology before joining CLAIRMONT Avocats as a partner in August 2015.
Mr Nappey has been accredited as a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and a Czech Arbitration Court panellist since 2006, and was also shortlisted by WIPO and the French Network Information Centre as an expert for the French PARL EXPERT in 2016.
Mr Nappey has now opened his own practice, founding SCAN AVOCATS with his former partner Sandra Cabanne and their team of associates and paralegals in October 2017.
The firm is based in Paris and has branches in Strasbourg and Bordeaux, with further openings planned.
Mr Nappey has developed a recognised expertise in IP litigation and prosecution (trademarks, designs, copyright and anti-counterfeiting) as well as IT law (domain names, internet, e-commerce and software, data privacy and e-reputation).
Contracts (IP transfer, licensing and coexistence agreements), unfair competition law, distribution and comparative advertising are also key features of his practice.
Mr Nappey counsels, assists and represents large and medium-sized domestic and foreign clients in a broad range of industries – including luxury, media, real estate and retail as well as innovative start-ups – before the EU Intellectual Property Office, WIPO, national trademark offices and civil courts.
He teaches IT law at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies, the European Institute for Enterprise and Intellectual Property, the Bar school and Strasbourg University.
Mr Nappey regularly speaks at international conferences on intellectual property and information technology and writes for legal publications.
He has been featured in the Legal 500 since 2015 and in the WTR 1000 since 2016, where he is described as follows: “Similarly versatile Alexandre Nappey offers ‘precious advice and is a great defender of clients’ interests. He manages procedures with timeliness and true professionalism’” (WTR 1000 2017).