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Marianne Schaffner is a partner in our Paris office. She heads the Intellectual Property team in Paris and the Patent practice in Europe.

Marianne is a well-known intellectual property litigation lawyer. She is recognized for coordinating and managing complex national and transnational patent, trade secrets and trademark disputes in the healthcare, chemistry, technology and telecommunications sectors.


  • Université Paris II - Panthéon - Assas, Paris, 1995, D.E.S.S., Intellectual Property Law
  • Université Paris II - Panthéon - Assas, Paris, 1994, DEA, Community Law
  • Université Paris II - Panthéon - Assas, Paris, 1993, Master, Corporate and German Law (Programme with Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich)

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  • Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member of the Association of Intellectual Property Lawyers (AAPI)
  • Member of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
  • Member of the Association of Practitioners of European Patents (APEB)
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • Chairwoman of the Regulated Sectors Committee of APRAM.
  • Member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES)

  • Dutch
  • 法语
  • 英语
  • 德语


  • Awarded Patent Strategy & Management Lawyer of the Year at LMG Life Sciences EMEA Awards by LMG Life Sciences EMEA 2023
  • Ranked by Leaders League as “Excellent” in intellectual property - patent litigation (2023); innovation, technology & telecoms - telecommunications law (2023); intellectual property - patents: pharma, biotech, and life sciences litigations (2023); and as “highly recommended” in intellectual property - management of trademark, design and model portfolios (2023) and intellectual property - trademark litigation (2023)
  • Ranked in Chambers Global for France Intellectual Property: Patents, 2020-2024
  • Recognized by Lawyer Monthly, Women in Law, and IAM Patent 1000 in France
  • Ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star” in the trademark and patent, 2015 - 2023
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal Patent and Who’s Who Legal France since 2007
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in France for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice, 2021-2024, and Intellectual Property Law, 2012-2024
  • Awarded two consecutive years as the Best European Woman in Life Sciences in 2016 and 2018
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe for France Intellectual Property: Patents, 2020-2024
  • Listed as 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 EMEA for France Intellectual property: Patents, 2020-2024
  • Ranked in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, 2022 - 2024
  • Listed in International Asset Management Patent/IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Litigators, 2022


  • 13 October 2021 "le partage des vaccins anti-Covid, et la question de la levée de brevets" radio interview, France Culture – Le temps du débat
  • 14 May 2021 "Covid-19, la protection des brevets est-elle à l’origine des pénuries de vaccins?", La Croix
  • 2 December 2020 "Marianne Schaffner, la négociatrice", Portrait of Marianne Schaffner, Décideurs' "Elite 2020" dossier
  • 10 September 2020 "Tech companies have little love for new French patent law" Managing IP