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    Award for best thesis offered by Véron & Associés

    16 April 2008

    The award for best thesis on patent litigation, Prix de thèse Véron & Associés Contentieux des brevets d’invention, was presented April 16, 2008 to two doctorates in a tied result:

    • Laurence Brüning-Petit for her thesis on Patent infringement litigation: A comparative study of French and German systems under aspects of community and international law (Le contentieux judiciaire de la contrefaçon de brevet : Étude des systèmes juridiques français et allemand sous des aspects de droit communautaire et international).
    • Anne-Catherine Chiariny-Daudet for her thesis on International patent litigation and arbitration (Le règlement judiciaire et arbitral des contentieux internationaux sur brevets d’invention).

    The award was presented by Ms. Alice Pezard, conseiller à la Cour de cassation, Paris.

    The jury was composed of three eminent French professors in the industrial property field, Jacques Azéma, Georges Bonet and Jacques Raynard.

    The award for best thesis, Prix de thèse Véron & Associés Contentieux des brevets d’invention, of 5000 € was instituted by the patent litigation specialist law firm to encourage francophone legal research in its area of specialisation.


    Managing Intellectual Property 3rd Global Awards 2008 – Véron & Associés is awarded French Law firm of the Year for the third year running

    9 April 2008

    On April 9, 2008 Véron & Associés was awarded the MIP Award for French Law firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property. This is the third year in a row that Véron & Associés is recognised as the best French law firm for intellectual property.

    Managing Intellectual Property magazine who presented the Awards wrote “…Véron & Associés dominate patent litigation [in France]…”

    The Awards ceremony was attended by more than 250 guests and during the evening a total of 45 trophies were awarded to the IP firms of the year in 41 jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

    The Managing Intellectual Property Award ceremony, which was held at Claridges in London, marks the culmination of MIP’s five month-long World IP Survey research, producing firm rankings and canvassing the market to pinpoint single firms, corporations and individuals excelling across the board for their IP expertise thus establishing the Global Awards winners. The survey, covering 60 countries, establishes the law firms which were rated by their peers on the strength of their expertise and the depth of their ability to service clients.


    February 2008

    Concise International and European IP Law

    The Concise International and European IP Law is the fourth volume in the series Concise Commentary dealing with intellectual property.

    Written under the joint direction of Professor Thomas Cottier and Pierre Véron this volume aims to give the reader a rapid comprehension of the most important international and community texts concerning intellectual property (ADPIC Agreement, Paris Convention, Regulation CE n° 44/2001, Regulation CE n° 1383/2003, Regulation CE n° 772/2004, Directive n° 2004/48).

    Published by Kluwer Law under the general direction of Thomas Dreier, Charles Gielen and Richard Hacon, the series Concise Commentary provides the reader with a clear and understandable explanation of each of the most important provisions, which are commented article by article by eminent specialists, universities or legal practitioners of international and community intellectual property law.

    To mark the publication of the ConciseInternational and EuropeanIP Law a launch cocktail was held at the Musée de la contrefaçon in Paris.

    The cocktail was co-hosted by Kluwer Law and Véron & Associés and brought together many of the authors of the combined volumes.


    1 January 2008

    The artist Christiane Rossi has created a series of paintings on paper. These paintings have been reproduced in our 2008 greetings card.