• In the Best Lawyers 2020 ranking, Thierry Mollet-Viéville was voted Best Lawyer of the year for Intellectual Property in France. Since 2010, this review has also recognized Magali Thorne for Litigation, Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Pascal Lefort, Eléonore Gaspar and Thomas Cuche for Intellectual Property, and Eléonore Gaspar for Media Law (https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/france)
  • 2019 Leaders League rankings : https://www.leadersleague.com/en/company-directory/company/076d73c1-101f-4874-9e5e-96be4edd85c0
    The firm was awarded the “Trophée d’Argent” by Trophées du Droit in 2019 for Patent Lawyers, Media and Author’s rights Lawyers and Trademark Lawyers.
  • Five partners honored by Best Lawyers 2019 (Eléonore Gaspar, Pascal Lefort, Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Magali Thorne, Thomas Cuche) (https://business.lesechos.fr/directions-juridiques/avocats-et-conseils/actualite-des-cabinets/0301822323738-best-lawyers-2019-qui-sont-les-meilleurs-avocats-321817.php)
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018: “For over 50 years, Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville & Associés has been listening carefully to clients and reworking its service accordingly. It is hard to imagine a team that better understands business reality; to ensure that all advice makes commercial sense, its IP whizzes routinely seek out a second opinion from their corporate colleagues. Thierry Mollet-Viéville and Thomas Cuche form the spine of the patent practice. The shrewd, tactically astute Mollet-Viéville is among the most distinguished pharmaceutical litigators in the country. He has the nifty footwork to outwit even the most steadfast of defenders and find the back of the net against all odds. Cuche always gets right into the thick of the action too. His powers of recall are the talk of the town; even the most experienced opposing counsel do not dare to contradict him on hard facts.” (http://www.iam-media.com/patent1000/Rankings/Detail.aspx?g=0f743f6a-8aad-4b1b-b029-c58d927c102c)
  • DTMV ranked in the gold tier of firms in France by World Trademark Review 2018: “For more than half a century, Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Vieville & Associés has been delivering sagacious IP advice on budget and on time. Its commercially focused lawyers listen carefully to clients, analyse the options open to them and then craft watertight strategies. The team’s ability to work not only in French and English, but also in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, has attracted foreign companies in droves.” (http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/wtr1000/Rankings/Detail.aspx?g=fd820567-c27b-47d7-bdce-a2dcd1d37307)
  • Tier 1 in Patent and Trade Mark Contentious and Tier 3 in Copyright by Managing Intellectual Property 2018: https://www.ipstars.com/countries/france/fr
  • Tier 2 in Intellectual Property (Patents) by Legal 500 in 2018: https://www.legal500.com/c/france/intellectual-property/patents
  • Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Pascal Lefort, Thomas Cuche and Eléonore Gaspar selected as WIPR Leaders for 2018
  • The peer review publication Best Lawyers 2018 ranked DTMV & Associés among the best law firms in Paris for its Intellectual Property practice. Thierry Mollet-Viéville was voted Best Lawyer for Intellectual Property. Four of the firm’s partners were also honored: Pascal Lefort, Eléonore Gaspar and Thomas Cuche for Intellectual Property, Magali Thorne for Litigation, and Eléonore Gaspar in the practice area of Media Law (Les Echos – Best Lawyers 2018)
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017 “The IP specialists at independent set-up Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Vieville & Associés weave together commercial insight, legal wisdom and technical knowledge to distil maximum value for rights holders. Five working languages make the set a premier destination for multi-jurisdictional mandates. Gold-tier stalwart Thierry Mollet-Viéville continues to run the rule over complex pharmaceutical disputes at the highest level. “Strong litigator” Thomas Cuche’s “client-friendly approach and extremely good advice” make cooperating with him a delight.”
  • Four partners honored by World Trademark Review in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017 (Thomas Cuche, Eléonore Gaspar, Pascal Lefort, Thierry Mollet-Viéville). WTR 1000
  • Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Thomas Cuche, Eléonore Gaspar and Pascal Lefort rated Outstanding for patent litigation in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Biotech and Life Sciences by Décideurs Magazine – 2017.
  • Four partners honored by Best Lawyers 2017, including Eléonore Gaspar who was voted Best Lawyer in Media Law for France (Les Echos – Best lawyers 2017)
  • On 6 June 2016, the American website Best Lawyers International www.bestlawyers.com unveiled the results of the survey conducted among lawyers and legal directors to designate the Paris lawyer of the year 2017 in the practice area of Medias. The list of the 2017 Best Lawyers was published by Les Échos on the same day.
  • Four partners honored by Best Lawyers 2017, including Eléonore Gaspar who was voted Best Lawyer in Medias for France (Best Lawyers 2017 – Les Echos June 2016).
  • IAM 2016 Tier 2Premier patent litigation firm” Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville & Associés was founded in 1966; today, its eight partners and 16 associates serve the needs of patrons in English, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese, as well as their native French. Their diverse expertise encompasses technologies in fields ranging from energy to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, audiovisual and entertainment.”
  • IP Stars in Trademarks and Copyrights 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property :Tier 1 in Trademark Contentious and Tier 2 in Copyright Litigation: “Paris-based law firm Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville & Associés impresses in soft IP litigation. Commentators agree the firm deserves to be in the top-tier for trade mark and copyright work in France. The firm’s clients are spread across the creative industries including motion pictures and luxury goods. “They continue to serve excellent clients,” says one.

 

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  • Tier 1 in Intellectual Property ( trademarks, designs and copyrights) in Legal 500 Europe in 2016 : “Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés is equally adept in trademark, design and patent litigation. The firm is retained by leading luxury goods brands to handle strategic cases. Pharmaceutical laboratories also use the firm”
  • Tier 1 in Intellectual Property boutique law firms in Legal 500 in 2015/2016: “…top-tier firm in trademark, design and patent litigation. The team of a dozen of lawyers is involved in strategic disputes….”
  • Tier 1 in Patent and Trademark Litigation, and Tier 2 in Copyright Litigation by Managing Intellectual Property 2016.
  • WTR 2015  : “You know you have a big fight on your hands, when you’re up against a DTMV lawyer”, peers acknowledge. Its practitioners are formidable opponents in disputes and devastatingly effective negotiators on domestic and cross-border transactions”
  • The firm was awarded the « Trophée d’Argent » for Patent Lawyers by Leaders Leagues in 2016
  • The firm was awarded the « Trophée d’Argent » for Medias and Entertainment Lawyers by Leaders Leagues in 2016
  • The firm was awarded the « Trophée d’Or » for Trademark Lawyers in 2015 by Leaders Leagues– Best Specialized Team – Trademark Law in 2015

 

 

  • IAM 1000 in 2015 – Tier 2 in Patent Litigation “a fixture on the Parisian patent scene for nearly 50 years, this distinguished boutique counts a wide range of domestic and foreign companies among its enviably broad clientele. Litigation and dispute resolution are handled with aplomb, through complex transactions – particularly with international flavor – also fall within its purview”
  • Four partners honored as IP Stars in France in 2015 (Thomas Cuche, Eléonore Gaspar, Pascal Lefort, Thierry Mollet-Viéville).
  • Tier 1 in Patent and Trademark Litigation, and Tier 2 in Copyright Litigation by Managing Intellectual Property 2015
  • Four partners honored by Best Lawyers 2014 (Eléonore Gaspar, Pascal Lefort, Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Magali Thorne).
  • Four partners honored as IP Stars 2014 in France (Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Pascal Lefort, Eléonore Gaspar, Thomas Cuche) by Managing Intellectual Property 2014.
  • Tier 1 for Patent Litigation and Trademark Litigation and Tier 2 for Copyright in Managing Intellectual Property 2014. The firm is renowned for its patent expertise (…) and is highly capable in trademark, copyright and unfair competition as well as covering corporate and commercial transactions too.”
  • Gold Tier” in Trademarks in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 in 2014: “It is an outstanding unit with skills across the board that make it a strong competitor at the zenith of the market.”
  • Outstanding” (tier 1) for Patent and Trademark Litigation and for Patent Litigation in the field of Pharmaceuticals, Biotech and Life Sciences, and “excellent” (tier 2) in the fields of Audiovisual, Cinema and Advertising-Marketing (Décideurs Leaders League – 2014).
  • This august boutique is a preferred choice of international corporates and their domestic subsidiaries, as well as the most successful domestic innovators, and is acclaimed as one of the best patent litigation shops that France has to offer. Its lawyers – skilled linguists – confidently bring matters of pan-European significance to a successful conclusion.” (IAM Patent 1000 (2014), Intellectual Asset Management Magazine)
  • Four partners honored by Best Lawyers 2013 (Eléonore Gaspar, Pascal Lefort, Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Magali Thorne).
  • Tier 1 (5 stars) in Patent, Trademark and Design Litigation (Revue Option Droit & Affaires 2012).
  • Outstanding” (tier 1) for Patent and Trademark Litigation (Décideurs Magazine – L’Innovation et sa Protection – 2012)
  • Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville: a French reference standard for foreign companies (…). Specialists on advising foreign companies on their activities in France, the firm has an excellent track record both as a consultant and in litigation” (Décideurs – Innovation – Technology & Intellectual Property 2012).
  • Four partners honored by Best Lawyers 2012 (Eléonore Gaspar, Pascal Lefort, Thierry Mollet-Viéville, Magali Thorne).
  • Four partners honored by Best Lawyers 2011, including Thierry Mollet-Viéville who was voted Best Lawyer in Intellectual Property for France (Best Lawyers 2011 – Les Echos).
  • Best Intellectual Property Law firm of the year” for France (Global Law Experts: Awards 2010).
  • Peers are quick to praise this specialist boutique which, despite its size, manages to rival bigger firms through its dedicated and tailor-made services” (Chambers Europe 2009)
  • Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville: understated excellence.” (Décideurs – L’Innovation et sa Protection – Guide 2009)
  • The outstanding reputation that this compact French practice enjoys in the market place suggests that it punches well above its weight. Its boutique nature ensures it is ‘intensely client-focused’ and able to offer a ‘fantastically detailed advice at a competitive price.” (Chambers Global 2007)
  • Renowned for its IP law process, this truly first-class domestic firm is also widely admired for its success in general litigation. The compact boutique benefits from ample experience in representing corporate and commercial clients in a number of areas, including employment, insolvency and risk-related disputes.” (Chambers Global 2006)