Caroline CASALONGA is Managing Partner of CASALONGA AVOCATS. She is specialized in patents, trademarks and other IP rights litigations. She has about 20 years experience in all intellectual property fields from counsel to litigation. She commenced her career with Paul Mathely, and then joined Pennie & Edmonds in New York City prior to practising with CASALONGA.
She advises large French and International companies for protecting and defending their Intellectual Property rights in different sectors including electronics, automobile equipment, pharmaceutical goods, and consumer products.
She is recognized as one of the French leaders in Intellectual Property and is cited by the European Legal Experts Magazine and the Legal 500.
She regularly participates as speaker in national and international conferences.
European Trademark Attorney
Former French Trademark Attorney
LL.M. Cornell University
Master (DEA) in Intellectual Property, University of Paris II (1992)
Master in Law, University of Paris II (1988-1991)
Publications and presentations
Article on anti-counterfeiting in France and the EU (Trademark Review Anti-Counterfeiting 2008, 2009 and 2010)
IPIC annual Meeting 2009 : conference on Community Trademark and anti-counterfeiting
Co-author French chapter Trademark Practice and Forms Oceana, New-York, November 2009
Active participation to the AIPPI Working Committee on question 208 on border measures and other measures of customs intervention against infringers
Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH - Zurich): January 2006, course on European copyright (Master in IP)
Cannes Festival, May 2003, conference on Internet piracy
AIPPI Tokyo/New York State Bar Association New York: March 2002, conference on registered Community Designs
Practicing Law Institute New York, October 2002, Conference comparing the International trademark and the CTM trademark
APRAM, December 2002: conference on the Community Trademark Opposition Procedure
INTA, May 2002: conference on the Community Trademark and the International Trademark
Strategies, April 2002: Article on the Community Trademark
World Trademark Law Report: Numerous articles on French and Community trademark law
International Trademark Association (INTA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
French Association of Practitioners of Design and Trademark Law (APRAM)
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
Licensing Executive Society France (LES France)
French - English – German