Legal 500 Rankings 2024 – Intellectual Property: Trade Marks And Designs – Tier 4

March 27th, 2024 | Posted by Claude-Etienne Armingaud in Intellectual Property | Non classé | Rankings | Trademarks

Practice head(s): Claude-Etienne Armingaud


‘The K&L Gates Paris intellectual property team stands out for its excellence and synergy in the field of new technology and intellectual property law. They combines advanced skills and a collaborative approach to successfully meet legal challenges in trade marks, designs and copyright in the digital age.’

‘Claude-Étienne Armingaud embodies the avant-garde of intellectual property in the demanding context of new technologies. His expertise makes him a reference in trade marks, designs and copyrights. A visionary, Claude-Étienne combines the depth of his legal knowledge with an intuitive understanding of technological innovations, allowing him to deliver legal advice that is not only relevant but also provides strategic added value.’

‘Claude-Étienne Armingaud has helped us tremendously with all of our legal concerns in France. He is extremely knowledgable in multiple legal areas, highly adaptable, a phenomenal team leader, and a lawyer of the highest calibre.’

‘The IP practice at K&L Gates is fully integrated, which makes global portfolio management a breeze.’

‘Claude-Étienne Armingaud has been at the forefront of new tech-related issues with trade marks, notably in relation with digital assets in the metaverse and NFTs. He allowed us to navigate the hype’s troubled water in serenity.’

Work highlights

  • Assisting Scrypto behind a crypto-currency and decentralised finance asset-oriented smart contract programmation language in the defense of its trade mark across the European Unions, its member states and the United Kingdom against another Fintech company trying to leverage on the fame of Scrypto’s prior trade mark.
  • Assisted Maytronics France in filling an UDPR complaint in front of the WIPO for the restitution of the internet domain name fraudulently registered by a third party in infringement of the copyright and trade mark rights owned by Maytronics, to sell similar products without their approval.
  • Assisting French start-up Weathermind which developed an innovative AI tool for insurance services, consisting in image recognition for various objects and state of damage within the context of insurance claims. Managing the global trade mark portfolio for this client, notably in the EU and UK.

Source: Legal500

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