Gastinel Avocats is an independent law firm dedicated to Intellectual Property law.

The firm offers its clients a full range of services to protect their creations and innovations as well as optimizing their implementation (filings, availability searches, licenses, audits of intellectual property rights portfolio, etc).

Gastinel Avocats also defends its clients’ intellectual property rights over their creations and innovations (infringement seizures, infringement proceedings, unfair competition proceedings, etc..).

Open to international aspects, the firm assists clients in France and abroad, through connections with its correspondents worldwide.

The firm’s clients are SMEs, start-ups and large companies.

Gastinel Avocats also advises independent designers, artists, graphic designers, photographers and songwriters.

Valerie Gastinel
20 years of experience in Intellectual Property law

In 2006, Valerie Gastinel founded Gastinel Avocats dedicated to Intellectual Property law. The firm’s position allows it to offer its services to a client base of companies, independent designers, law practitioners (lawyers, intellectual property attorneys, etc).

« Counsel », Head of the Intellectual Property Group of the international law firm Clifford Chance for 12 years, Valerie Gastinel advised and assisted many French and foreign companies in all areas of Intellectual Property law.

Valérie Gastinel worked for the “Délégation Générale pour l’Armement (DGA)” (French Ministry of Defence) where she gained extensive experience particularly in the negotiation and drafting of contracts for international cooperation in research and development, licensing of patents and know-how, in a very international industrial environment with highly technological innovations involving States and foreign manufacturers.

Valérie Gastinel is a member of APRAM (French Association of Practitioners of Brands and Models law).

International approach

Valérie Gastinel’s experience led her to acquire a deep understanding of the problems and expectations of foreign clients.

Valérie Gastinel works in both French and English.

  • Master 1 Public Law – University Paris 2
  • Master 2 Common Market Law – University Paris 1
  • Master 2 Industrial Property – University Paris 2
  • Registered at the Paris Bar
Valerie-Gastinel-impressionniste_engThe firm

Founded in 2006 by Valerie Gastinel, Gastinel Avocats is a « niche market » law firm dedicated to Intellectual Property law.

Gastinel Avocats works with French and foreign clients comprising companies of all sizes, independent designers in various sectors: high-class jewellery, fashion, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, finance, leisure and sports, design, restaurants, consulting, publishing, audio-visual, arts.




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