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Viviane is a juriste in the European team of Intellectual Property Group and joined the Paris office in 2011. Holding a master of law in international relations and a post-graduate degree in management of intangible assets, Viviane has worked as a trademark attorney within a French Industrial Property firm, dealing with intellectual property issues for small and medium-sized companies. Viviane has developed and manages the trademark portfolio of large companies on a world-wide basis in various sectors such as food-processing, entertainment, furnishing or telecommunications. Viviane has acquired a strong experience in preventing conflicts by carrying out clearance searches, trademark surveys, in-use investigations, checking the chain of rights, negotiating settlement agreements or transfer agreements. She also operates in the auditing of intellectual property rights in close cooperation with other practice areas such as M&A, Corporate and Finance. Finally, Viviane has also defended trademark holders rights before the French PTO in opposition procedures.

Credentials

  • University of Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée, 2000, DESS, en gestion du patrimoine immatériel
  • Institut d’Etudes des Relations Internationales, 1995, Master 2 en Relations Internationales
  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1993, Licence de Droit Public
  • International Sophia Antipolis School of Valbonne, Graduate Certificate, Option International

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  • German