Intellectual Property

ARAMIS provides a full range of intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, design, know-how) services in a cross border environment. ARAMIS assists its clients in complex national or transnational patent and trademark disputes. ARAMIS also advises its clients in IP transactional matters.

  • Patent litigation: clearing the way strategies, search and seizures, validity and infringement disputes, inventorship or ownership claims
  • Soft IP litigation: complex trademark litigation, copyright, design and model disputes, software and database infringement
  • Trade Secret litigation: protection and enforcement of trade secret and know-how, unfair competition, employment raiding
  • Transactional: IP due diligence, licensing, regulatory, coexistence and R&D agreements, NDAs
  • E-commerce and IT: online takedowns, UDRP, e-reputation, T&Cs, privacy
  • Media & Publishing: copyright enforcement, press & media content licensing, validation of advertising campaigns

The IP practice of ARAMIS is ranked in Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Leaders League and Who’s Who Legal.

The IP team is a member of national and international associations such as INTA (International Trademark Association), AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), APRAM and AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers).


Our Ranking by Legal 500

Intellectual property : Patents – Tier 3

Aramis‘ Benjamin May recently handled multi-jurisdictional patent litigation proceedings in the food, cosmetics, technology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors, as well as the management of patent portfolios. Teoxane appointed the group to handle a multi-jurisdictional dispute in Switzerland, Belgium, France and Monaco arising from the infringement of a patent and the misappropriation of know-how; this matter also involved a series of notifications before national regulatory health bodies. Associates David Roche and Louis Jestaz are also key names to note within the practice.

Intellectual property : Trade Marks and designs – Tier 4

Benjamin May is the head of the practice of seven Aramis lawyers. The firm regularly intervenes in litigation in matters of high stakes. The firm thus defends Lidl France on appeal in a trademark infringement litigation initiated by Lindt Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli AG and relating to a 3D mark of a golden rabbit model. He also coordinates procedures in this case in Germany and Switzerland. The firm also advised LagardèreTravel Retail in a pre-litigation with an American video-on-demand company, following the dissemination of a video in which appeared the brand and logo of its client, without its authorization. Several major French and international retail chains are customers. Crédit Lyonnais, Eiffage and Verweij Fashion trust the firm in particular.

Our Ranking by Chambers and Partners :

Benjamin May has been designated as Recognised Practitionner.

Our Ranking by Who’s Who Legal :

Who’s Who Legal says  “Benjamin May is a top-tier patents lawyer with in-depth expertise when it comes to the life sciences sector”.

WWL designated Benjamin May as a Thought Leaders for France in 2020. In 2019 for Patents, Benjamin has received the mark “Recommended”.

Our Ranking by Décideurs :

In 2019, Benjamin May and his team received the designated as having “High Awareness“.

In January 2020, Intellectual Property Team was named “Rising Team” for Patents at the Trophées du Droit 2020.