Edouard Fortunet practices intellectual property law, advising national and international clients notably in the tech, life sciences, and luxury & retail sectors. He assists clients on the IP aspects of private placements, cross-border M&A transactions and initial public offerings (IPOs), as well as in activities relating to protecting, creating, enhancing, and enforcing IP rights.
In the transactional area, Edouard has been involved in the IP aspects of numerous IPOs. He has worked on several complex French and international M&A transactions.
Edouard regularly advises clients on domestic and cross-jurisdictional cease and desist efforts against alleged infringers and represents clients in opposition, cancellation, and infringement proceedings before French and EU Courts.
Edouard is particularly involved in the tech, life sciences, and luxury & retail industries and is part of the Firm's multidisciplinary practice team that works to anticipate and respond to the new challenges facing these sectors. He has represented major manufacturers, distributors, and users of products and services in transactional, regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters.
Edouard is a member of APRAM (Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners [board member]), INTA (International Trademark Association), AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), and AIDV (International Wine Law Association).
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EU Data Retention Directive Declared Null and Void: What is Next and How The Ruling Has Been Received in the Member States
- December 15 2020
IP in business transactions: France overview (Thomson Reuters)
- December 15, 2020
Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs in France: overview
- February 2020
Participation to the drafting of 2 Chapters of Thomson Reuters IP in Business Transactions Global Guide
- 30 mars 2017
Les rendez-vous de la propriété intellectuelle - 1er volet : Gestion des créations de salariés
- 17 novembre 2016
Atelier AFJE "Négocier un contrat de cession d'actions pro-vendeur"
- University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas (Postgraduate Degree in Intellectual Property Law 2007; Law Degree 2006)
- Paris Bar (with a recognized specialization in intellectual property law)
World Trademark Review: bronze medal (enforcement and litigation; since 2014)
The Legal 500 (2021): cited for intellectual property/trademarks and designs, where clients say he is "smart, business-minded, responsive and reliable" and "he is a top-notch litigation lawyer and, on the IP transactional front, a go-to person"
- French, English