Associate

Admitted to the Paris Bar Association in 2007

PRACTICE AREAS

Intellectual Property ››

Commercial/Consumer Affairs/Distribution ››

Litigation ››

NEWS

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CONTACT

T +33 (0) 1 40 53 09 90

mvion@sbl.eu

FORMATION

Université Paris II (2006): Master’s II in Literary/Artistic Property and Patents

Université Paris I (2005): DEA (Advanced Studies Degree) in International Private Law and International Trade Law

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands (2004): Erasmus exchange student programme

Université Paris I (2004): Master’s in Business Law, with a specialisation in International Law

Université Paris I (2003): Bachelor’s in International and European Studies

LANGUAGES

French, English.

ASSOCIATION

APRAM (International Association of Intellectual and Patent Specialists)

EXPERIENCE

Having earned a Master’s in Literary/Artistic Property and Patents, Mélanie began her practical training as a lawyer working on the intellectual property teams of national and international law firms.

In 2007, she continued her professional training in a renowned niche firm specialising in intellectual property, specifically assisting clients in the luxury goods, insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

Drawing on these seven years of experience in intellectual property litigation, Mélanie joined Delphine Brunet-Stoclet’s Intellectual Property-Distribution team in October 2013, putting her expertise in brand, design and copyright law as well as unfair competition to excellent use.

Since her arrival, Mélanie has taken charge of intellectual property litigation and expanded her commercial and advisory expertise by drafting business agreements and handling litigation.

BUSINESS CASES

  • Mélanie participated in the partial forfeiture of a known brand…

    …in the cosmetics and fragrances sector in order to end opposition against a registered trademark request filed by a client specialising in cutlery.

  • She won the out-of-court transfer of brands fraudulently trademarked by a third party…

    …guilty of reproducing a famous Portuguese food brand after suing for fraudulent trademark registration before the Paris Supreme Court.

  • Mélanie successfully argued for the rejection of requests to cancel the counterfeit seizure operations…

    …and pay compensation for undue seizure during a claim in summary proceedings.

  • She submitted a UDRP claim to WIPO for the transfer of a registered domain name…

    …in bad faith by a third party reproducing well-known brands in the clothing sector.

  • She regularly verifies the compliance with consumer law of the …

    …product packaging, contest rules and coupons of an international company specialising in health and beauty products.

  • She helped draft sub-contracting agreements…

    …for a company specialising in the sterilisation of medical equipment.

  • Mélanie also advises many clients…

    …on the termination of business relationships or business agreements.