Clémence Lapotre Principal Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Avocat: 2013 - Admitted to the Paris Bar


Primary office:  Paris




Clémence Lapotre

Clémence Lapotre is specialised in Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology (IT) with almost five years of experience as an associate.

Her expertise includes IP (Copyright, Trademarks, Designs and Patents), IT (Internet, Software, IT contracts, Domain names), Data Protection and Unfair Competition.

Clémence works with a large range of industry sectors such as retail and leisure, advertising, internet and technology.

As senior associate, Clémence has built a notable experience in litigation, including in complex and multi-jurisdiction disputes.

She is also skilled in the management and enforcement of IP rights (search and clearance, risk assessment, opposition proceedings and settlement agreement).

She also assists clients in non-contentious IP such as the negotiation and drafting of agreements in the media and entertainment field.

Clémence, after studying Business Law at the Panthéon - Sorbonne University, completed a Master II in Intellectual Property from Panthéon - Assas University.

She also holds a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law from King's College of London.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Career
      July 2018
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2017

    • Career
      March 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), associate
  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      February 2013
      Avocat, Admitted to the Paris Bar
  • 2012

    • Career
      December 2012
      Herbert Smith Freehills Paris L, associate IP/TMT
  • 2010

    • Education
       2010
      King's College London, LLM in Intellectual Property
  • 2009

    • Education
       2009
      Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, Master Degree in Intellectual Property
  • 2008

    • Education
       2008
      Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Master Degree in Business Law
    • Education
       2008
      Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, Master Degree in Intellectual Property