"The choice of excelling in litigation"
(Option Droit & Affaires 2011)

"This esteemed boutique comprises some of the most talented lawyers in France"
(IAM Patent 2012)

The law firm COUSIN & ASSOCIES ranks in several renowned legal guides, either general or specialized in intellectual property, French or international.

Considered to be "Inescapable" in the field of Patent litigation and pharmaceutical patent litigation, and as "Excellent" in the field of trademark matters and design litigation field according to the ranking of “Décideurs, Stratégie Finance et Droit” magazine, ever since 2006, the firm has won the silver Trophy for Litigation in IP: Trademarks and Patents in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Partners of the firm are also mentioned on a regular basis among the best lawyers according to American magazine Best Lawyer which lists best business law practitioners according to their specialization, which has been published by Les Echos over the past two years.

COUSIN & ASSOCIES ranks in the first group of the firms specialized in IP in LEGAL 500 PARIS 2012-2013 which writes "it's a leader actor in the field of Patent" and that it is also very active and often wins in trademark litigation, and also that “the team of all six lawyers is efficient, fast and accessible”. (http://www.avocats-francais.com/editorial.php?parentid=60485).

The guide CHAMBERS EUROPE 2012 writes about the firm that it is “a strong choice for traditional domestic matters”.

DECIDEURS – STRATEGIE FINANCE ET DROIT 2012 magazine mentions the strong connection that the lawyers in the firm build with each one of their clients.

COUSIN & ASSOCIES ranks at the top of law firms which specialize in patent, trademark and design litigation according to OPTION DROIT & AFFAIRES Magazine in its release of June 27th, 2012.

The firm is also mentioned by other major guides such as "EXPERT GUIDES", "WHO'S WHO LEGAL", "MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY”, “INTELLECTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT 250”

Founded in 1986 by Pierre Cousin, the law firm COUSIN & ASSOCIES currently comprises four partners: Pierre Cousin, Myriam Moatty, Jean-Martin Chevalier, and Sandrine Bouvier.

As a generalist and a specialist in Intellectual Property, COUSIN & ASSOCIES develops made-to-measure methods for each issue that companies are faced with in this area.

Partners in the law firm COUSIN & ASSOCIES have been working together for many years, and participate both in co-writing doctrinal articles and in all main trade associations. Partners and associates are a very much involved, close and long-lasting team.

Their general knowledge of Intellectual Property combined with their pragmatic approach to the cases they are entrusted with, enables the firm to provide comprehensive advice to clients, which is particularly most appreciated by high-creativity SME (small to medium enterprises). COUSIN & ASSOCIES provides made-to-measure assistance and manages high technical complexity cases.

The lawyers work either in French, English or German and as such, are able to assist, both for litigation and non-litigation matters, French and international clients comprising all size-companies in various sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals, to biotechnology, to agri-food business, to the game industry, to champagne, to clothing industry, to high-tech industry, to publishing and press sector.

The firm assists its client before the French courts and the EU courts as well as before the Offices, such as INPI (National Institute for Industrial Propery), OHIM, Community Plant Variety Office and Customs Directorate.

COUSIN & ASSOCIES regularly forms teams comprising engineers, patent attorneys, certificated agriculturists and experts in other fields, as well as foreign correspondents whom the lawyers of the firm are used to working with whenever they deem it useful to the case and its outcome.