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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).


  • BNP Paribas, Bryan Garnier, and Natixis complete €141 million capital increase of CarbiosJones Day advised BNP Paribas, Bryan Garnier, and Natixis in connection with the €141 million capital increase with shareholders' preferential subscription rights of Carbios, a biotech company specialized in the development and industrialization of biological technologies used for plastic and textiles recycling.
  • Orano and XTC New Energy create two JVs dedicated to the production of batteries for electric vehiclesJones Day is advising Orano in the context of the setting-up of two joint-ventures dedicated to the production of critical materials for batteries for electric vehicles, together with Chinese group XTC New Energy.
  • Uniphore Technologies acquires HexagonJones Day advised Uniphore Technologies, a provider of conversational artificial intelligence and automation, in the acquisition of Hexagone, which fuses voice, visual, and text-based data to provide AI-derived insights to help better understand human behavior.
  • Électricité de Strasbourg forms JV with ErametJones Day advised Électricité de Strasbourg, an energy provider in Alsace (France), in the formation of a joint venture with Eramet, one of the leading French actors in the mining and metallurgy industries, to develop and use joint capabilities for the extraction, refining and production of lithium from geothermal resources, with a targeted annual volume of 10,000 tons of lithium corresponding to the volume necessary to produce c.250,000 batteries for electric vehicles per year).
  • Swile and Groupe BPCE to combine to create global leader in employee benefitsJones Day advised Swile, a worktech unicorn, in the acquisition of Bimpli, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE and leader in employee services and benefits in France.
  • Ansys acquires automotive simulation channel partner DYNAmoreJones Day is representing Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of the DYNAmore business (“DYNAmore”), a Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered company who has historically distributed Ansys’ LS-DYNA crash test simulation software to virtually all major European car manufacturers.
  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day advised Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition and financing of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • EDAP completes follow-on public offering of American Depositary SharesJones Day represented EDAP TMS, a global leader in robotic energy-based therapies, in connection with its follow-on public offering of 3,066,667 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • Creadev and Temasek invest in InnovafeedJones Day advised Creadev SAS and Temasek, investors in the $250 million Series D financing of Innovafeed, a leader in the production of insects (Hermetia Illucens) for animal and plant nutrition.
  • Deezer merges with and into I2PO S.A.Jones Day advised Deezer S.A. in the context of the SPAC transaction whereby Deezer S.A. merged with and into I2PO S.A., a French SPAC listed on the professional segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris and the related PIPE financing.
  • Castor raises $23.5 million in Series A financingJones Day represented Castor SAS, data catalog platform, in its $23.5 million Series A financing round led by Blossom.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company announces offer to acquire Etanco GroupJones Day advised Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. in the €725 million acquisition of the Etanco Group.
  • ACV acquires Monk SASJones Day advised ACV, who provides a leading digital marketplace for wholesale vehicle transactions and data services and is listed on Nasdaq, in connection with its acquisition of Monk, a leading French AI-powered imaging and vehicle inspection platform that automates vehicle damage detection.
  • Fragbite acquires Lucky Kat B.V.Jones Day advised Fragbite Group AB, a global esports and gaming company, in the acquisition of Lucky Kat B.V.
  • Eight Roads leads $110 million Series B financing round of LeocareJones Day assisted Eight Roads as lead investor in the $110 million Series B financing round of Leocare, the first multiservice neo-insurance in France (home, car, motorcycle, and smartphone).
  • Framatome acquires Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day advised Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet, in its acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and China.
  • Forsee Power completes €115 million offering and IPO on regulated market of Euronext in ParisJones Day advised Forsee Power in connection with its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris and an offering of up to €115 million.
  • Waga Energy completes €110 million IPO on Euronext in Paris, with green shoe optionJones Day advised Waga Energy, a French company specialized in the recovery of landfill gas as biomethane, in connection with its €110 million initial public offering of Ordinary Shares on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris with an over-allotment option up to €123 million.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Pigment raises $73 million in Series B financing roundJones Day advised Pigment, a French-based company having developed a powerful strategic planning and forecasting platform that helps businesses implement and maintain company plans, in connection with its $73 million Series B round of financing led by Greenoaks.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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"