De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés (Charles-Edouard Renault, Partner, Xavier Vuitton, Senior Counsel, and Julien Brunet, Associate) represented Paramount in a copyright infringement case initiated by a French writer alleging that Paramount, the producer of the successful TV series ” The Sentinel” broadcasted on several major French TV channels, had infringed his copyrights.
The plaintiff alleged his novel’s copyright had been infringed and claimed over 3,500,000 euros in damages. In its May 29, 2015, ruling the 3rd Chamber of the Paris First Instance Court dismissed the case based on the finding that there was no counterfeiting between the series and the novel, including regarding the main characters.
Since its inception, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has a strong Intellectual Property practice, including in: Copyright, Trademark, Patent, and Models and Design law, as well as in, the Media, Culture, Marketing, Advertising sectors etc. Notably, due to its cross sector project based work organization, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés’ Intellectual Property practice appears every year in all major international rankings (Chambers, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, etc.).