Edouard Fortunet co-leads the Firm's global brand protection & enforcement group.
On the litigation front, he has focused on high-stakes copyright, trademark, design, and unfair competition litigation leading matters for national and international clients before French and EU Courts. In addition to trying cases, Edouard advises clients on brand strategies worldwide and covers the full spectrum from the creation, protection, and enhancement to the enforcement of IP rights.
In the transactional area, Edouard is an experienced intellectual property lawyer. He has been involved in the IP aspects of numerous IPOs and several complex French and international M&A transactions over the past decade. He routinely carries out multijurisdictional projects and works closely with clients to successfully design, structure, and implement technology and commercial transactions to achieve high-stakes business objectives.
Edouard has solid experience in assisting businesses in a variety of sectors that includes tech, energy, life sciences, entertainment, and retail.
Edouard is a member of APRAM (Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners [board member] [president of the "IP in the Economy" Commission]), INTA (International Trademark Association), AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), and AIDV (International Wine Law Association).
Revue des Oenologues, n°155. Rubrique Droit et jurisprudence du vin : "Appellation d'origine et revente à perte
- 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