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Claire Weyl
Partner

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+33 1 40 73 16 69

Presentation

Claire Weyl has been a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1999. She is a founding partner of the intellectual property law office Kern and Weyl and works with Castaldi Partner as a consultant in the IP alliance.


She began her career in London in the Intellectual Property department of British Telecom and then worked alongside an intellectual property lawyer at Salès Vincent and Partners (now Denton Wilde Sapte), before joining the Intellectual Property Group of Baker and Mc Kenzie in Paris, where she practiced for more than 11 years.

She advises and assists large companies and SMEs in the management of their intellectual property rights (drafting consultations, contracts, developing trademarks strategies and monitoring registration procedures, audits, etc.) particularly in the sectors of fashion, cosmetics, food, automotive, energy, IT, hospitality, sports and pharmaceuticals.

She also intervenes in national and transnational legal disputes in matters of trademarks, designs, copyright, domain names and unfair competition and administrative litigation before INPI and the European Authorities.

She is a member of the Association of Practitioners in Trademarks and Designs Law (APRAM).

Her working languages are French and English.


Experiences
  • Representing one of the main company in the French automotive sector in a legal action against a competitor in the context of the imitation of a reputed trademark.
  • Assistance of a French chain of luxury hotels as part of its development in China and drafting its framework, franchise and license agreements.
  • Representation of a Chinese sports industry company in two disputes over revocation actions for non-use of the trademark.
  • Representation of a trademark owner in the wine and spirits sector in an infringement action against a large group in the field of spirits.
  • Representation of a Korean tobacco company in an appeal against an opposition decision issued by the the Director of the INPI before the Paris Court of Appeal.
  • Representation of a major Chinese company in the field of the tyre industry (automotive) in an action for the revocation of a trademark for non-use.
  • Defending one of the main company in the automotive field against a famous contemporary art artist (pre-litigation).

Training
  • Robert Schuman Strasbourg University, Master of Private Law
  • CEIPI (Centre for International Studies in Intellectual Property), DESS “Agreements and Intellectual Property.

Publications
  • “Use of trademarks as keywords: Supreme Court requests ECJ ruling”, Globe White page: Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, January 2008.
  • “2004: A year of significant changes for the Community trademark”, Globe White Page, January 2004.