Stève Félix

Partner

Areas of expertise

Patent & Trademark Attorney (specialising in Trademarks and Designs) European Trademark and Design Attorney

Qualifications

Master 2 in Industrial Property and Corporate Law from Lille 2 University
University USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles in 2014 – Summer Law & English Program

Stève worked as a partner at Lambert & Félix before co-founding Ardan with Julien Delucenay, a partner at Delucenay & Staeffen, bringing the two firms together in a single entity.

Stève is involved in matters pertaining to trademark, design, copyright and domain name law, as well as implementing protection and managing and defending them (litigation).

Currently co-author of the APRAM Flash newsletter, he has also been an auditor of European trademark opposition decisions at EUIPO on behalf of APRAM.

Teaching and Associations

Head of Intellectual Property Teaching at the University of Le Mans for the Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages Applied to the Internationalisation of Businesses.

Since 2018, Stève has been participating in training round tables for candidates sitting the trademark & patent attorney qualification exam organised by INPI with the support of CNCPI.

Member of the advisory board of the CNCPI (Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle)

Since 2022, Stève has been working with EUIPO, on behalf of APRAM, under the ECP8 convergence programme initiative on the harmonisation of practices linked to Article 8.4 of the Regulation.

Member of the Board of Directors of APRAM between 2012 and 2017.

Member of the Board of Directors of Sarthe International (Le Mans)

Stève was co-Chairman of the International Relations commission of the CNCPI (Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle) in 2017 and 2018 and regularly speaks to official CNCPI delegations while visiting our Japanese (JPAA in Tokyo), Korean (KPAA in Seoul) and Chinese (ACPAA in Beijing) colleagues.

Stève is also an active member of the following international associations: INTA (International Trademark Association)
INTA Leadership – Parallel Import Committee
APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association)

Languages

French and English.

Publications

Podcast series on trademark law and the role of trademark and patent attorneys – Lefèvre Dalloz Editions 2022/2023

Online trademark listing and rights LÉGIPRESSE Special Issue DALLOZ – 3 February 2020

Trademark law parody: the risks of self-service trademark use – read the article

Who imposes its law, marketing or legal? – read the article

Sporting Events, an organiser monopoly to develop – read the article

Something New in the protection of Local Authority name in France – Guide 2014 Innovation – Technology & Intellectual Property

Trademarks: strategic bad faith or a strategy in bad faith – 14 May 2014 – Finance Law Strategy Decision Makers

French copyright : who owns your rights – read the article

Managing your rights portfolios properly – read the article

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