Intellectual Property

Our team offers a full range of transactional and litigation services in intellectual property law.

We have extensive expertise in all matters pertaining to creation, innovation, media and technology.

We handle all types of issues relating to industrial property (trademarks, designs, patents), copyright and related rights, as well as the protection of innovation on the Internet and in view of new forms of exploitation (NFT, Metaverse, etc.).

We also work on issues of personality rights and in particular image rights.

We advise a broad range of clients, including major French and international companies, across various industries: fashion industry and luxury goods, food and beverage (in particular wines and spirits), consumer goods and high technologies.


Transactional work

  • Advising on intellectual property matters: prior rights searches, analysis of the validity of the rights, investigations of use, well-known trademark survey, etc.
  • Advising on IP protection strategies.
  • Drafting and negotiating IP agreements (transfer, license, coexistence, joint ownership, R&D).
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements in the field of marketing, events and digital content (agreements with marketing and communication agencies, collaboration agreements with artists, influencers, celebrities, etc.).
  • Anti-counterfeiting on the Internet and implementing anti-counterfeiting programs in conjunction with customs.
  • Implementing corporate intellectual property policies.
  • Intellectual property due diligence.


  • Asserting and defending IP claims in French court proceedings: infringement actions, validity challenges, unfair competition and parasitic acts.
  • Proceedings before the French Trademark and Design Office (INPI) and the EUIPO: opposition proceedings, invalidity actions, cancellation actions for non-use.
  • Proceedings before the courts of the EU (General Court and ECJ) following EUIPO decisions.
Trademarks, design rights, geographical indications

Copyright and related rights

Patents, plant varieties

Domain names, databases, software

Unfair competition and parasitic acts

Personality rights, image rights, privacy rights

Advertising law (especially in regulated industries such as alcohol)

Digital marketing, digital content

  • 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 has been nominated as “IP Star” every year since 2016 for France (Trademarks) by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.
  • 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.