Céline Bey heads the Intellectual Property department of Gowling WLG in Paris.
She is an expert in intellectual property and information technology with almost 20 years of experience.
She has broad legal expertise in all fields of IP (trademarks, patents, design, software and copyright), IT (data protection and domain names) and in unfair competition.
Céline works with a large range of industry sectors such as luxury goods and retail, technology and in particular, internet, pharmaceuticals and health manufacturing and automotive.
Appearing before the French courts has enabled Céline to forge a reputation for excellence, speed and determination. She has a deep rooted understanding of French litigation procedure and has become recognised as a major player on the French market for trademarks, patents and for handling complex pan-European litigation and disputes concerning the internet.
Céline also assists clients in all aspects of non-contentious IP. She has longstanding experience in the management and enforcement of IP rights including trademark clearance, risk assessment, oppositions and settlement agreements. Céline is also well practised in negotiating technological partnership agreements.
Clients praise Céline's responsiveness and say that she is "thoughtful and knowledgeable".
Céline speaks French and English and regularly speaks at international conferences.
Céline is a member of AIPPI, INTA, MARQUES, EPLAW, APEB and APRAM.
Gowling WLG IP team is ranked by the LEGAL 500 EMEA 2018.
As an individual, Céline Bey is ranked in the LEGAL 500 EMEA 2018 as "Next generation lawyer", and by the IAM patent 1000 2018 – patent litigation. She is also recognized as an "IP Star 2018".