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Alexandre Nappey founded SCAN AVOCATS on October 2017, with her former partner Sandra Cabanne and all their team (associates and paralegal). The firm is based in Paris and has branches in Strasbourg and Lyon. Three years after its creation, SCAN AVOCATS now counts nine lawyers and two paralegals.
Mr 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 Europe’s largest law firm as a senior manager in intellectual property and IT, before joining a Paris IP boutique as a partner in August 2015 and later setting up SCAN AVOCATS.
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.
Mr Nappey counsels, assists and represents large and medium-sized domestic and foreign companies, but also start-ups and public bodies in a broad range of industries – including luxury goods, media, real estate, pharma and retail, as well as innovative start-ups – before the EUIPO, the WIPO, national trademark offices and civil courts.
Mr Nappey has been accredited as a WIPO and a Czech Arbitration Court panellist since 2006, and has been also invited by the WIPO and the French Network Information Centre as an expert for the French PARL EXPERT since 2016.
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 IT and writes for legal publications.
He has been featured in the Legal 500 and Decideurs since 2015 and in the WTR 1000 since 2016, where he is described as “an internet-focused whizz with the talent to make clients of all shapes and sizes feel that they are his only concern”. “Alexandre Nappey has these qualities (ie, a combination of technical knowledge, commercial sense and pragmatism) in abundance.” He is ranked in the leading individual strategy and prosecution category.