Kramer Levin launches Intellectual Property and Information Technology practice in Paris


Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel created an intellectual property and IT firm in Paris by recruiting a brand specialist with dual Franco-American qualifications to expand its offer in a booming field in France.

Mathilde Carle joined Godin Associés as an advisor, a Parisian boutique where she ran the IP practice. Admitted to the New York and Paris bars, she holds an LL.M. from Cornell and a master’s degree in literary and artistic industrial property law from the University of Paris II, Panthéon Assas.

Mathilde Carle

The new practice, led by Carle, will work closely with Kramer Levin’s IP / IT department at its New York headquarters and with the company’s office in Silicon Valley, which is dedicated to work on intellectual property and intellectual property. brands.

Creating an IP / IT department in Paris was “something we had always been looking for and was lacking,” Dana Anagnostou, co-manager in Paris, told International in an interview.

Private equity investment is a key driver of the growth of intellectual property work in Paris, said Carle, with funds rich in cash after a pandemic-induced lull and now looking to put their money into start-ups. up promising.

“French tech and fintech are developing, and players are becoming more and more sophisticated and global in their perspectives,” she said. “It creates work for intellectual property advisers. “

Kramer Levin developed his private equity practice in Paris. In May, he added a team of five lawyers, including two partners, from Eversheds Sutherland.

The growing demand for IP / IT advice is also coming from existing clients, Anagnostou said, as “technology, data, cybersecurity and protection at all levels are becoming more and more of an issue for more and more companies. “.

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