Issue 10 2023

Aug22499 18 | Acquisition International, Issue 10 2023 Aug23584 Excellence in Intellectual Property iducial Legal by Lamy is a multidisciplinary firm with cutting-edge expertise particularly recognised in all areas of business law. The practice provides its expertise and legal skills to many public entities, including ministries, central administrations, and many large French local authorities, but also to private companies. Created in 1965 and today established in Lyon and Paris, Fiducial Legal by Lamy is one of the leading French corporate and business law firms, with a strong international capacity being part of the TerraLex network. The practice is able to represent its clients’ best interests whether it is under the form of legal advice, representation in court, or alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation). The firm is made up of 21 partners and 42 associates, organised into several departments, and specialised in multiple legal practices including corporate law, contract law, tax law, employment law, European and competition law, intellectual property, technology and data. Karine Disdier-Mikus, IP partner and head of the IPT department, joined the firm in April 2020 from the international business law firm, DLA Piper. With Karine and her team on board, Fiducial Legal by Lamy is now one of the few law firms in France to offer full IP services, in both contentious and non-contentious matters, covering trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, and domain names, as well as related rights (know-how/trade secrets, neighboring rights, and unfair competition). The IPT team is specifically recognised for its thorough expertise in providing brand strategic advice globally, managing worldwide trademark portfolio and providing assistance in trademark prosecution, transactional advisory services, as well as global enforcement and litigation. Fiducial Legal by Lamy can therefore offer clients deep IPT knowledge generally associated with boutique IP law firms, combined with the global resources and wider commercial perspective of its international practice through the global network Terralex, a community of 150 select leading law firms that serve international clients and the international needs of their local clients. The IPT team has therefore developed an unparalleled and innovative market offering for intellectual property matters and is handling significant trademark portfolios worldwide for key clients. It also handles global intellectual property litigation and enforcement actions (including customs intervention) for noticeable clients, who entrusted the team with their IP issues in France and worldwide, some of these clients being new or long-standing relationship clients who have relied on Karine to represent their interests in IP for many years now. Using state-of-the-art software, the IP team handles trademark portfolios worldwide. The software has many useful cost-saving features, such as automatic calculation of due dates based on the laws of virtually every country in the world and links to trademark office files to ensure the records are consistent. It is available to clients 24/7 online through a secure web-based utility. It also designs dedicated custom reports and reporting procedures for its clients, including mapping of their trademark portfolio worldwide. Based on the firm’s existing relationships with other clients and local trademark agents, its experience of similar projects, and regular benchmarking, it is also offering a fee structure that is both flexible and competitive. Furthermore, the IPT team puts in place a billing system mostly based on fixed fees, enabling clients to know in advance what budget to expect. Recently, for its dedication and commitment to its clients, Fiducial Legal by Lamy was recognised in the AI Global Excellence Awards with Karine being named Leading Global IP Portfolio Management Lawyer of the Year – France for her efforts. Congratulations to Karine, her team, and the entire firm for a well-deserved accolade that is testament to the hard work and excellence of all those involved. Contact Details Contact: Karine Disdier-Mikus Company: Fiducial Legal by Lamy Web Address: Specialising in providing exceptional client service, renowned law firm Fiducial Legal by Lamy stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to intellectual property thanks to the leadership of IP professional, Karine DisdierMikus. We profile the firm, particularly Karine’s expertise, as it gains notable recognition as Leading Global IP Portfolio Management Lawyer of the Year – France. F