Franck Soutoul

Managing Partner at INLEX IP EXPERTISE

Franck Soutoul, a founding partner of INLEX IP EXPERTISE since 1995 with a background in the Intellectual Property and IT environment since 1987, is an IP and industrial property attorney and a European representative at the EUIPO. Mr Soutoul specialises in trademark, design, domain name, copyright and unfair competition law. His main focus is on the strategy of prior rights searches, a challenging and yet exciting domain due to Community issues and unfair competition.

Having obtained an LLM and a dual education (DESS in international trade law and IAE business management), he has gained experience in managing files in Europe and Africa for more than 30 years. Mr Soutoul is particularly involved in the world of intellectual property at European and International levels by promoting the comparative analysis of local and regional rights through case management, meetings, conferences and lectures.

He is a member of numerous professional organisations including INTA, Association des Practiciens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles, the European Communities Trademark Association and MARQUES. Mr Soutoul is also an observer for the Association of Asian Attorneys, as he has a particular interest in Asia. An IP branch of INLEX MANAGEMENT launched in Hong Kong in 2018 to serve Asian clients requiring professional skill and support in the European Union and Africa.

Professional associations

  • ECTA
  • INTA

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5 rue Feydeau
Paris 75002

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