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Caroline Casalonga

Associée / Paris et Munich

Managing Partner

Avocate au Barreau de Paris

Mandataire agréée auprès de l’EUIPO

Assistante : Christine Thomas

Caroline is Managing Partner of CASALONGA IP Law Firm.

She is specialized in patents, trademarks and other IP rights litigations. She has 30 years’ experience in all intellectual property fields from counseling to litigation. She commenced her career with Paul Mathely the most famous French IP litigator from the 60th to the end of the 90th, and then joined Pennie & Edmonds in New York City prior to practicing with CASALONGA & ASSOCIES, as a French and European Trademark Attorney.

In 2005, Caroline founded CASALONGA AVOCATS.

She advises large French and International companies on protecting and defending their intellectual property rights in different sectors including electronics, pharmaceutical goods, and consumer products. She has a strong expertise in the wine and GIs sector.

She represents our clients before the French Courts and the Court of Justice on all types of IP matters, including patents, trademarks, designs and copyright infringement and cancellation actions, unfair competition and distribution network actions.

She is recognized as one of the French leaders in Intellectual Property and is cited by the European Legal Experts Magazine, WTR 1000 and the Legal 500.

She regularly speaks at national and international conferences. She is a member of the ECTA anti-counterfeiting committee, AIDV, INTA, LES and the AIPPI.

Professional organizations

Very active in professional organizations, Caroline is a member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and the Geographical Indications Committee of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).

She is also a member of numerous other professional organizations such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG), the French Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the Licensing Executives Society France (LES France), IPSKI, the organization Coalition Against Piracy Intellectual Property (CAPIP) and the International Wine Law Association (AIDV).


  • - October 2022 : “France cannot be France without the name” with Juliette Dionisi – published on the RLDI. For more information, see under this link
  • - March 2019 : Commentary on the CJEU decision Huawei v. ZTE du 16 July 2015 (“on the conditions under which the proprietor of a standard-essential patent (SEP) with a dominant position can bring an action for a prohitbitory injunction against an alleged infringer”) with Pascaline Vincent – published in the European Court Reports CAPIP
  • - 2014 : Co-author of article “The hatchet is buried between LVMH and ebay : Overview of the ebay saga” – E-commerce Law Reports – The Practitioners’ Guide to E-commerce Case Law – Volume 14, Issue 04
  • - 2008-2014 : Articles “Anti-counterfeiting in the EU” - Trademark Review Anti-Counterfeiting
  • - 2013 : Contribution “How patents are enforced in France ? Questions & Answers” – Patents in Europe
  • - 2013 : Co-author of article “Penning a deal” -
  • - 2012 : Article “Protecting brands online – France” – European Lawyer Reference, First edition 2012
  • - 2012 : Co-author of article “The liability battle over online video-sharing platforms” –
  • - 2011 : Article “Opinion of the Advocate General in the Painer Case” – Intellectual Property Magazine
  • - 2009 : Co-author French chapter Trademark Practice and Forms - Oceana, New-York
  • - 2005-2006 : Chapter on the Community Trademark - World Trademark Law Report Yearbook
  • - 2002 : Article on the Community Trademark - Stratégies


  • - May 2023 : Interview on “Intellectual Property : which protection and why protect yourself” – Les Rendez-Vous de l’Intelligence Economique proposed by Effisyn S.D.S. Find the interview under this link
  • - September 2022 : Interview by Village de la justice on the digital platform developed by CASALONGA for its clients. Read the article "Une plateforme PI innovante au service de l’entreprise, à la Direction juridique d’Adeo Service" under this link
  • - January 2023 : Training "How to protect and defend your beer" given with Juliette Morin-Nouvion to the members of the Brasseurs de France association
  • - March 2021 : Trainging "How to protect and defend French wines and spirits abroad against growing counterfeiting" given with Juliette Morin-Nouvion within a webinar on e-commerce and counterfeiting organized by the Institut Georges Chappaz and the Wine & Law Program
  • - December 2013 : “UPC mock trial - Act 2 : Electronic Patent Litigation” - 8th Edition of IP Summit – Paris - France
  • - March 2013 : Seminar “New European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court”– Palo Alto (USA)
  • - 2009 : Conference on Community Trademark and anti-counterfeiting - IPIC Annual Meeting
  • - January 2006 : Course on European copyright (Master in IP) - Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH - Zurich)
  • - May 2003 : Conference on Internet piracy – Cannes Festival
  • - December 2002 : Conference on the Community Trademark Opposition Procedure – APRAM
  • - October 2002 : Conference comparing the International trademark and the CTM trademark - Practicing Law Institute New York
  • - May 2002 : Conference on the Community Trademark and the International Trademark – INTA
  • - March 2002 : Conference on registered Community Designs - AIPPI Tokyo / NYSBA New York

Active participation to the AIPPI Working Committee on question 208 on border measures and other measures of customs intervention against infringers


  • - Award in Wines - Level 2, Wine & Spirit Education Trust WSET, pass with Merit – 2022
  • - ESSEC - MBA (MG56) – 2013-2014
  • - LL.M. Cornell University – 1996
  • - Paris Bar examination – 1993
  • - Master (DEA) in Intellectual Property (University of Paris II) – 1992
  • - Master in Law (University of Paris II) – 1991


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