Plasseraud IP and Vittoz join forces
Plasseraud IP Group, France's leading intellectual property law firm, and Vittoz join forces
As of 1 January 2022, the Plasseraud IP Group, a leader in intellectual property with a solid presence in France and abroad, and Vittoz, one of the oldest intellectual property firms in Paris, join forces. This agreement will allow the Group to expand its teams and offering even further to better service its clients.
Based in Paris for more than 40 years, Vittoz is specialised in trademark law and is particularly well-known in this field. With a client portfolio that includes a number of major brands in the newspaper and media industry, the hotel and catering sector, and the consumer goods and distribution services as well as several SMEs in the fashion, watchmaking, or even the agricultural and wine sectors, the firm works with some of the most renowned companies in France.
Today, the firm is led by two partners, Sophie Jacqueline and Armelle Blachier, and includes a trademark attorney, Myriam Fayard, and a paralegal, Emmanuelle Peres.
This agreement comes after a year full of outstanding events for the Plasseraud IP Group. Last September, the Group announced the strengthening of Plasseraud Avocats with the arrival of a new team specialised in litigation, while in November, the opening of a new office in Strasbourg allowed Plasseraud IP to extend its reach throughout France. More recently, the nomination of three new partners came to enhance the Group’s regional positioning.
Sophie Jacqueline says: “I am delighted to join forces with the Plasseraud IP Group, one of the most beautiful names in intellectual property and a major player in France and abroad. Our primary objective has always been to offer our clients a service tailored to their needs and expectations, which has allowed us to build strong ties with a number of prestigious French brands, over time. This is an objective we share with the Plasseraud IP Group and we are happy to join them today.”
Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer, Managing Partner Managing Partner of Plasseraud IP also welcomes this agreement: “Since its creation, Vittoz has developed some very strong technical skills and a strategic positioning in trademarks. Its intellectual property market insight but also, its position in France are in line with the project Plasseraud IP has been carrying out for several decades. Our two structures share a common vision centred around human values, high standards of quality, the willingness to thrive and to deliver tailor-made advisory services with strong added value. Today, we are happy to welcome Vittoz and its team within the Plasseraud IP Group.”
About Plasseraud IP
Plasseraud IP is the premier intellectual property law group in France and a leader in Europe, bringing together more than 350 professionals, including 150 patent and trademark attorneys, legal practitioners, and engineers. To protect and enhance the value of intellectual property assets and to advise its clients on all issues relating to patents and trademarks, the group also includes experts in contract law, digital and personal data law, consultants specialized in counterfeiting, and lawyers. The group has offices in 9 French cities (Paris, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Angoulême, Grenoble, Rennes, Strasbourg) as well as 5 international locations (Shanghai, Prague, Madrid, Alicante and Munich), and has Japanese and Korean teams in France.