Benjamin Fontaine

Benjamin Fontaine


Head of Alicante office

French Trademark and Design Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Spanish-qualified lawyer


Tel: +34 965 230 611

Benjamin Fontaine is a Partner at Plasseraud IP. He is a qualified French and European Trademark & Design Attorney as well as a Spanish-qualified lawyer. He has been coordinating the Trademark and Litigation practice of the Alicante office since 2003. He also acts as a panelist at WIPO. Benjamin brings his know-how in geographical indications and UDPR procedures as an expert of Plasseraud IP Appellations & Origins and Plasseraud IP Internet & Data. He has a broad range of experience in trademarks and related matters. He guides clients from the early consultation stages, to consolidation of rights and through disputes in France, Spain and before the EUIPO or the General Court of the European Union. He has many years of experience in EU proceedings and disputes. Benjamin is particularly well known for his expertise in geographical indications and the EU trademark system. He regularly publishes and intervenes on these subjects, notably at WIPO, the EUIPO and several universities.
He was the chair of the geographical indications committee of ECTA during six years. He is currently the chair of the EUIPO-Link committee of this association. He was also an auditor of the quality of the decisions of the EUIPO, on behalf of ECTA, for several years. 
Benjamin joined EGYP, a company of Plasseraud IP Group, in 1999. He became a Partner in 2014.


Trademark law and related matters
French, Spanish and EU litigations
Geographical indications
Domain names cybersquatting


Postgraduate in Industrial Property (University of Alicante)

Master's degree in Private Law (University of Orléans)

Master's degree in Law (University of Alicante)

フランス語, 英語, スペイン語

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