Sideman & Bancroft Europe

Our clients’ need for legal counsel transcends borders. Sideman & Bancroft Europe opened its first office in Paris to respond to client demand for legal expertise that is informed by an awareness of the different legal and cultural realities at work in the changing EU landscape.

Béatrice Martinet leads the Paris office of Sideman & Bancroft Europe . She brings deep expertise to this role, developed  through years of significant experience, both as partner in the Intellectual Property practice at Sideman & Bancroft LLP in California, as well as years of prior experience  in the intellectual property departments of major law firms in France.

Working closely  with the US practice teams at Sideman & Bancroft LLP, Sideman & Bancroft Europe provides counsel to businesses at all stages of growth, from startups to global  companies.

  • Branding strategy
  • Trademark Clearance
  • Filings and oppositions
  • Intellectual property portfolio audits
  • Intellectual property contracts and licenses
  • Intellectual property counseling and enforcement
  • Advice related to Customs seizures of infringing products
  • Training of Customs personnel targeted to client products
  • Grey market enforcement
  • Social media strategy
  • ISP liability
  • Domain name enforcement
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Online monitoring
  • Civil litigation and criminal referrals

Our clients benefit from the unique capabilities developed by Sideman & Bancroft LLP’s  Brand Integrity and Innovation Group. This team brings together highly specialized attorneys –  several with backgrounds as former prosecutors – with other professionals, including former customs officials, former corporate brand protection executives,  and former investigators.

Together, we offer:

  • State-of-the-art,  worldwide trademark clearance solutions
  • Unique solutions for logo clearance and enforcement
  • A robust investigative network operating throughout the world
  • Global customs support programs
  • Proprietary  authentication software programs for grey market and infringement enforcement
  • Efficient and experienced  online anti-counterfeiting   teams
  • Expert  infringement  and grey market investigation and enforcement teams
  • Deep expertise in supply chain and distribution channel integrity
  • Unmatched sales, discount and warranty fraud expertise
  • Innovative metrics and budget consulting services