Catherine Muyl

Partner - Paris

Catherine Muyl
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  • University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, D.E.A., 1986
  • Université de Paris I, Maîtrise/LL.B, 1985
  • King's College London, Maîtrise/LL.B., 1985


French, English, German (basic)

Representative Experience

  • Handled several cases for a multinational technology company, two of which dealt with an alleged violation of the French Data Protection Act and a high-profile trademark dispute.
  • Handled a complex patent dispute for a multinational corporation that is one of the world's largest oil field services companies. The resulting litigation gave rise to 17 decisions, 15 of which were successful.
  • Worked on a significant M&A deal which included the negotiation of the license of the VIRGIN trademark.
  • Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences, chapter about France, 2015 (co-authored with Alice Berendes)
  • “No New BATEAUX MOUCHES CTM for Paris Excursion Boats,” April 2015
  • “Infringement: A New Proper Reason or Non-Use?” March 2015
  • "JE SUIS CHARLIE" Not a Valid Trade Mark,” February 2015
  • “I (no longer) ♥ Paris,” January 2015
  • Comment s'opposer au dépôt d'une marque "Je suis Charlie," La Tribune, January 16, 2015 (co-authored with Dominique Mallo)
  • “The Impact of the European Enforcement Directive,” IP Perspectives, Winter 2007 (co-authored with Neil Coulson and Richard Schlotter)
  • Comments on a decision rendered by the French Supreme Court on jurisdiction in a patent case, Journal du Droit International Clunet, December 2007 (co-authored with Sigvard Jarvin and Aurore Nicaud)
  • “Patent Infringement: Is It a Crime?,” Patent World, May 2007
  • “Can Perfumes Benefit from Copyright Protection?,” IP Perspectives, August 2006 (co-authored with Mireille Buydens)
  • “Dispositifs anti-copie: premières décisions de justice,” Les Echos, December 16, 2004
  • “Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le ‘Safe Harbour,’” Les Echos, May 6, 2002
  • “Cross-Border Public Policy Internet Issues - French Yahoo Judge Issues a Decision Concerning a Racist U.S.-Based Portal,” Intellectual Property Today, March 2002
  • Markenpiraterie in Europa, chapter about France, 2001 (co-authored with Rein Jan Prinz)

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  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – CIPP/EU


  • Listed annually in Legal 500 and Décideurs Juridiques
  • Best Lawyers, "Best Lawyers in France - Intellectual Property" (2015) 


  • Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM), member
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), member
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