Philippe Brottes

 Trademark Attorney

Joined Katzarov in 2020

Hobbies & Personal information

Fan of Volleyball; practices Pilates, hiking and walking; also a fan of Cinema (mostly thrillers) and TV series; keen on visiting Castles and ancient village sites; Trained in Flowers Therapy (Bach Flowers), solves emotional issues for people and pets with flowers’ essential oil.

“Since 2003 I have been authorized as a Trademark and Design Attorney to represent clients before the EUIPO (European Trademark and Design Office). I am also a Swiss and French trademark and design attorney authorized to act on behalf of clients directly before the respective Offices, as well as before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

I am also competent in trademark and design litigation, in the management and valuation of trademark portfolios, in filing strategies and in the defense of clients’ rights.

During my career (which started in 1992), I have worked for 18 years in multinational companies for consumer products in many industrial sectors (Food & Beverage, Spirits, Disposables, Luxury Goods, Energy…). Among other things, I managed the Intellectual Property department of a multinational company and acted as senior legal counsel in other companies. I have also worked for 2 years in Industrial Property firms in Switzerland (2019/2020) and France (2013).

Finally, I am very familiar with the field of Bio as I created and managed my own company for 3 years (2009 to 2012).”

Education

Master’s degree in Intellectual Property
University of Grenoble – CUERPI | France

Languages

French, English, Knowledge of German and Spanish

Primary Expertise

Trademark clearance search, Trademark prosecution, Trademark and Design Litigation (Legal assessment for potential Trademark/Design infringement, unfair competition and disparagement and social networks), Worldwide and local Trademark and Design portfolios management and Filing Strategy with customized solution; Drafting and reviewing IP Agreement (Trademark, Design and Patent license, assignment, Trademark Coexistence Agreement, NDA)

Secondary Expertise

Mentoring; Due diligence; Trademark portfolio valorization; Copyrights; IP Awareness (training); Legal assessment for business activation of new marketing, communication and digital projects (labels, claims, communication on pack, sales points; Review of the rules for games, contests, promotional operations, websites (text and pictures) , social networks, newsletters) vs Advertising Laws for Food and/or Alcohol beverages; Consumer Laws: labelling review and risk assessment of deception for consumers

Professional Memberships

INTA, APRAM and AROPI