OUR MISSION: THE VALORIZATION OF YOUR IP

Lawyers, art lovers and technology enthusiasts, we advise and defend creators as well as innovators.

We notably assist creators in the valorization and defense of their creations, for which copyright is the first link in the value chain. We are convinced that they should benefit from customized as well as specific legal and strategic supports, just as companies under M&A process. With our experience, we have built a unique network where we team up with hand-picked players in the creative world sharing our vision and values.

We also specialise in the development and implementation of intellectual property strategies for companies. We have gained expertise in negotiating, drafting and litigating contracts relating to intangible assets (notably patents, know-how and trade secrets).

The firm

100% dedicated to intellectual property, we work on copyright, trademarks, patents, know-how, trade secrets, software, designs, domain names, but also on unfair competition and parasitism.

We are 100% French, and yet we handle with care each case by considering the international stakes involved.

Advise: the firm stands out thanks to its extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex agreements: licences, assignments, coexistence, transactions, pledges, etc.

The firm is recognized for its support in M&A transactions with an IP underlying: audits, due-diligence, development and implementation of intellectual property strategies.

Litigation: the firm is involved on a daily basis in pre-litigation and litigation matters, with a particular focus on infringement and disputes involving artists and architects in the exercise of their rights.

Best friends: the firm is very active within a network of partner firms sharing the same agility and an equal concern for excellence. Cases involving other legal specialities are thus handled with several experts.

The team

Nicolas LE PAYS DU TEILLEUL

Before taking the oath, Nicolas worked between France and the United States in a sovereign investment fund (France Brevets) in order to practice technological development and patent licensing, with a dual aspect of advice and litigation. In this context, he completed a six-month secondment in the United States (Washington, D.C.) within a firm specializing in patent litigation. He then spent nearly 4 years at Gide, then 1 year at Armengaud-Guerlain, both undisputed references in intellectual property. Nicolas was then Counsel in a niche firm specializing in legal and financial support for M&A, PE, LBOs operations.

He has launched the firm June 1st, 2020.

Nicolas holds a Master Degree from the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (Master 2, Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle) and a LL.M. in intellectual property law from Queen Mary University of London.

Nicolas is a member of Licensing Executives Society France, a leading international association, for which he regularly speaks at conferences (Munich, Paris). In such context, he was the co-organizer of the 1st Pan-American Young Member Congress in Chicago.

Talented lawyer” – Legal500 (2019 and 2020)

Laurie TIR

Laurie Tir advises as well as litigates in all areas of intellectual property and competition law. Before joining the Firm, Laurie spent 3 years at with Armengaud-Guerlain.

Prior to taking the oath, Laurie practiced in the legal departments of luxury companies in the wine and spirits, fashion and beauty sectors.

Trained in common law and German law, she holds a Master degree in industrial property from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris), a Master in Business Law from the University of Lille 2 as well as a Master from the University of Lucerne (Switzerland).

Laurie’s working languages are English, German and French.

Customers

Here are some of our customers, whom we thank for their trust and loyalty:

Creative clients & copyright law

Innovative companies & industrial property law

Why us? Results.

100% result-oriented, the firm does everything possible to achieve the objective set with its clients.

Advice and pre-litigation for the filing of French trademarks. Success against a leader in online commerce.

Defending the copyright of a committed illustrator in pre-litigation proceedings against a leading cosmetics company and a major clothing company. 

International trademark litigation in the field of cosmetics and essential oils. Successful implementation of an international defence strategy (UK, EUIPO, Switzerland, France) in the context of oppositions. 

Advice and litigation for a street-artist in the defense of his copyright against various public institutions and political parties. Contractual structuring of a partnership for the production of a film. 

Advice, negotiation and implementation of a trademark, software (SaaS) and domain name licensing program in the automotive services sector in Europe.

Advising artists, influencers and entrepreneurs in relation to third parties distributing infringing content or having pirated their account on Instagram. 

Advising on the implementation of a strategy for the protection and valorization of copyrights for an architectural firm. Negotiation and drafting of partnership agreements. 

Defending the rights of a young French natural cosmetics company and advising on the implementation of a strategy for the protection and valorization of its intangible rights in the context of its international expansion.

Negotiation and drafting of R&D contracts in the field of medical imaging in an international scale (France, Canada, Switzerland).

Advising and defending a rising star of the interior design industry in the valorization of its copyrights for the renovation of luxury hotels in Paris.

Pre-litigation for an international advertising company resulting in the change of all the customer signs of a competitor and the transfer of the competitor’s domain name (and associated e-mail addresses).

Recovery of fees and royalties for an architectural firm.