The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
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The durability of its client relationships – many of which exceed 25 years in length – is testament to the quality of Armengaud Guerlain’s trademark practice and evidence that it remains one of the best boutiques in France. It takes a collaborative approach to every case, and its patent and trademark practices work in harmony rather than in isolation, meaning that clients’ rights are considered holistically. One of the most prolific firms before the French courts, it has dedicated significant time this year to fighting for champagne house heir Virginie Taittinger in a dispute with the owners of the main Taittinger brand – a case which has been widely reported in the media. Handling the matter is name partner Stéphane Guerlain, “a well-known IP lawyer with a well-deserved reputation”. “He knows the law and case law very well, but also all the procedural aspects of each case, and is available, reliable and keen to discuss and receive feedback from clients.” Active in the field since 1987, he comes up with effective, bespoke strategies for his French and international patrons. Fellow star practitioner Catherine Mateu is a versatile practitioner who has handled the gamut of trademark prosecution, litigation and licensing instructions over two decades in the game.