Julien Fréneaux

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Though better known across the border in Germany, Bardehle Pagenberg has a strong and growing presence on the Paris market. Active on both the contentious and non-contentious sides, it has carved a special niche acting for non-practising entities. The telecommunications industry is a focus, and dual-qualified patent attorney and attorney-at-law Dominique Dupuis-Latour knows it inside-out. Whether filing and prosecuting patents, acting in infringement proceedings, or negotiating licensing deals, he is a reliable choice. Also homing in on the communications sector is Julien Fréneaux, who is well accustomed to handling cross-border cases, coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and tying up global agreements. Cases with an SEP element are his speciality.

Julien Fréneaux's Profile

Julien Fréneaux represents clients before the French courts in all IP matters, including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and unfair competition. His practice focuses on patent infringement and validity litigation, including appeal proceedings before the French courts competent to hear IP matters. Mr Fréneaux frequently handles cases that involve coordinating with teams of lawyers from other jurisdictions, as well as parallel litigation proceedings in different countries under a complex international litigation framework. He has handled many multinational patent conflicts concerning technologies such as medical devices and sports equipment, as well as technologies in the field of mechanical engineering. He also handles a number of fashion design infringement cases.

Mr Fréneaux also deals with licensing matters, technology transfer agreements and IP-related contracts. He has led and supervised teams of auditors conducting IP due diligence during large M&A transactions.

Mr Fréneaux graduated from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies at the University of Strasbourg with a professional degree in patent law. He also has a postgraduate degree in IP law from the University of Paris. He was admitted to the Paris Bar as a specialist in intellectual property and is a member of several IP professional associations, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Licensing Executives Society and the European Patent Lawyers Association. He is also the co-author of the French chapter of Interpretation of Patents in Europe: Application of Article 69 EPC.

Firm Profile

As one of Europe’s leading IP law firms, Bardehle Pagenberg has pooled the strengths and competences of patent attorneys and attorneys at law for more than 40 years, clearly setting itself apart from the competition.

The firm’s diverse client base appreciates the intense cooperation between, on the one hand, attorneys at law handling infringement cases before German civil courts through all instances and, on the other hand, patent attorneys representing clients in proceedings before the patent offices and the Federal Patent Court. We are also in a position to offer the invaluable input of our senior consultants who in their previous careers were leading German IP judges or members of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

Bardehle Pagenberg provides its clients with excellent services in all fields of intellectual property – from the first idea through to the launch, exploitation, enforcement and strategic management, particularly in the areas of patent law, trademark and design law, unfair competition law, antitrust law, as well as licensing and technology transfer. To ensure processes of the highest standard, BAREDEHLE PAGENBERG operates according to a quality management system compliant with ISO 9001 and regularly submits itself to audits for recertification purposes.

The full-service IP firm is regularly chosen by global companies which value Bardehle Pagenberg’s international availability and diverse team. Additionally, various German blue-chip companies, small and medium-sized businesses and market leaders in niche technologies entrust the firm with their IP business.

Industry sector strengths

Thanks to its vast experience in various industries, Bardehle Pagenberg offers a very broad spectrum of services. For example, it is well known for its expertise in the automotive industry, telecommunications, software and electronics. Moreover, Bardehle Pagenberg focuses on technical sectors such as mechanical engineering or medical devices, as well as on sports equipment and the pharmaceutical sector.

International presence and alliances

Bardehle Pagenberg stands out as a law firm with strong cross-national ties between its offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Paris and Barcelona. Furthermore, its reliable global network includes longstanding relationships with numerous high-end IP law firms in the United States and the fast-growing Asian markets. Thus, Bardehle Pagenberg has a global reach with excellent capabilities for cross-border IP disputes.

In 2015 Bardehle Pagenberg demonstrated its role as a pioneer once more, forming a partnership with the Singaporean law firm YUSARN AUDREY in the fields of IP law and technology transfer. Between them, the two boutiques provide clients with skilful support in the fields of technology licensing, business-to-business cooperation, and joint venture and merger and acquisition projects.

Corporate social and environmental responsibility

Bardehle Pagenberg allocates part of its manpower to support social organisations having legal disputes in order to help them safeguard their rights despite tight financial constraints.

Bardehle Pagenberg attaches great value to sustainability, which is why the distinct high-level role of a sustainability officer was created in April 2020. Under his stewardship, the firm has been optimising its every-day green measures, which had already been top-notch. From tangible measures for avoiding waste and paper through to information technology and electronics and policies on making our mobility even more sustainable, the entire team of Bardehle Pagenberg is committed to protecting our planet.

Bardehle Pagenberg contributes to making professional life greener – for example, by providing its employees with free tickets for public transport, by offsetting its business flights funding sustainability projects throughout the world via the German non-profit organisation atmosfair. Furthermore, Bardehle Pagenberg continuously strives to become a paperless and carbon-neutral office.

Team experience and size

Bardehle Pagenberg employs people from more than 15 different countries on three continents.

With more than 40 years of experience in the IP world, a considerable international clientele and over 240 specialists, Bardehle Pagenberg is able to simultaneously conduct numerous major infringement, opposition and nullity proceedings.

Bardehle Pagenberg employs an impressive pool of highly skilled attorneys, many of whom play an active role in international professional associations and committees or serve in government expert groups, advisory boards and boards of bar associations, regularly publish books and expert articles on a broad range of topical IP issues.

Highly regarded worldwide

Bardehle Pagenberg and its lawyers regularly rank at the top of the most renowned IP publications.

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