France is a partner in the Trade Marks, Copyright and Media group. She is dual-qualified as a Solicitor and French Avocat. She is also a qualified French Trade Mark Attorney.
She joined Taylor Wessing in September 2011 from Field Fisher Waterhouse. Prior to that France practised intellectual property law (both contentious and non-contentious) for nine years in Paris for Norton Rose and Landwell before moving to the UK in 2003. She has wide experience advising a number of high-profile international companies in relation to the protection and exploitation of their IP rights, with a particular emphasis on trade marks and designs.
France's principal areas of responsibility are the management of large international trade mark portfolios. This involves the strategic assessment of clients’ trade mark needs, advice on the protection of new brands, international filing programmes, dealing with the prosecution of trade mark registrations and related opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings. She is also involved in aspects of trade mark licensing, franchise arrangements, IP infringement matters and the management of domain name portfolios.
France works for a wide range of clients in various industry sectors, and in particular in transport, information technology, retail and consumers products.
The Legal 500 2009 described France as ‘quick reactive and pragmatic’. The latest Legal 500 2013 mentions ""Practice head France Delord is ‘an excellent strategist, innovative and creative’, and has ‘an international understanding of legal situations’.""
France is a visiting lecturer in IP law at the University of Montpellier.
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