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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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With a staff of over 120 lawyers, trademark and patent attorneys, legal experts and engineers operating from six offices in Paris and further bases in Germany and Spain – and a venerable presence with over 150 years of practice behind it – CASALONGA is one of the best-known names in French trademark prosecution, and has a growing profile on the litigation front too. This makes it a great one-stop shop for the likes of Sanofi, Heineken, Sky, Moulin Rouge and Hasbro – which have all entrusted their portfolios to the group – and Kodak, Fred Perry, CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures, which have sought out its representation in oppositions. Fighting for CBS in two separate sets of proceedings relating to its Star Trek brand is Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte, a member of both the New York and Paris bars who earns high acclaim from all who meet her: “Karina is a brilliant lawyer with commercial spirit and great persuasive skills when negotiating settlements. She applies wider strategies to the French market with common sense, never misses deadlines and always stays on the ball.” Fellow contentious ace Floriane Codevelle is a regular before the courts and has lately been defending the brand of financial services company Arkéa. The “reactive and highly qualified trademark professional” is “personally involved in clients’ cases, understands their priorities and concerns, and provides thorough and practical advice”. Running point on the Heineken and Hasbro portfolios, meanwhile, is Marianne Gabriel, who was admitted to the Paris bar 20 years ago and works across both trademark and patents; she devises far-sighted IP strategies in fields from pharmaceuticals to telecommunications, and knows how to get IP-rich deals inked. Leading the charge and bearing the firm’s name are managing partner Caroline Casalonga and senior partner Arnaud Casalonga. Caroline is currently showcasing her “great research, negotiation and conflict management skills” in an infringement dispute on behalf of Pandora before the Paris Court of Appeal; while Arnaud has spent over 35 years litigating patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.

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