Sandra Strittmatter

Partner

Sandra Strittmatter heads up our Intellectual Property department. French-German, she also manages our German Desk.

Sandra’s practice encompasses both transactional and litigation work in intellectual property law (trademarks, designs, copyright, patents, plant varieties, domain names), as well as unfair competition and parasitic acts.  After having worked for five years as an in-house counsel with the wines & spirits leader Pernod Ricard, she has developed specific expertise in French advertising law for alcoholic beverages (Evin Law). Sandra also handles cases in advertising law and personality rights (image right, privacy right). She also works in the field of digital marketing and digital content (influencers, artistic collaborations, etc.).

French and German and having an international culture, she manages our German Desk and is also part of our Italian Desk.

Sandra represents leading French and foreign industrial groups, especially in the fashion and luxury industry, food and beverage industry (in particular wines and spirits), consumer goods industry and high technologies.

She served as Treasurer of the French Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM) from 2015 to 2019 and as a member of its Board of Directors from 2013 to 2018. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the French branch of the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI) and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

WHAT THEY SAY
  • Sandra Strittmatter is ranked in “Intellectual Property: Copyright” and “Intellectual Property: Trade marks and Designs” in the Legal 500 EMEA 2024
    ‘Sandra Strittmatter is well-versed in transnational issues. She knows how to take into account the commercial, marketing and communication aspects to deliver appropriate services. She is an excellent lawyer.’
    ‘A very good team in intellectual property.’
    ‘Very good quality of work rendered. The team are attentive during post-deliverable discussions.’
    ‘A responsive team with an excellent level of legal technicality.’
    ‘A very dynamic, flexible and forward-thinking team.’
    ‘Sandra Strittmatter is an excellent lawyer. She is a true “business partner”, and knows how to take into account the commercial, marketing and communication aspects to deliver a suitable service.’
    ‘An expert team in IP. Sandra Strittmatter is a recognised lawyer, is very available and attentive to the customer’s needs.’
    ‘Sandra Strittmatter has a lot of experience in trade marks and, in particular, EU litigation matters before the General Court. She is efficient, very responsive and service-oriented.’
  • Sandra Strittmatter is individually ranked in Best Lawyers 2024 in Intellectual Property.
  • Sandra Strittmatter is ranked in WTR 1000 – the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2024.
  • Sandra Strittmatter is ranked in the category “Excellent” in “Trademark litigation” and in the category “Highly recommended” in “Management of trademark, design and model portfolios” of the 2024 “Innovation, Technology & Intellectual Property” guide of Leaders League and in the category “Highly recommended” in the classification “E-Health” of the 2023 “Healthcare, pharmaceuticals & biotech” guide. She is also ranked in the category “Recommended” in the classification “Wines of spirits” of the 2022 “Marketing, communication & digital” guide.
Education
  • University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas : Postgraduate degree in Information Technology and Multimedia Law
  • King’s College London : L.L.M. (Master of Laws) in Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Cologne : LL.M. (Magister Legum)
  • University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne : Master’s degree in French and German Laws (French-German Master Program of the Universities de Paris I / Cologne)