Participation of the firm Quatrebarbes to the IDI Conference “Restrictions on the freedom of contracts”.

The firm was honored to participate to the IDI (International Distribution Institute) Conference 2023 “Restrictions on the freedom of contracts”.

As part of this conference, Nathalie de Quatrebarbes, founding partner of the firm, was a speaker in a workshop on the ‘IP protection of retail offline and online stores’ layout’, in the “The enforcement of IP rights in different jurisdictions” discussion panel.

Led by Marco Hero (IDI), this international panel was composed of Deborah S. Coldwell (Haynes and Boone LLP, Dallas), Nathalie de Quatrebarbes (Quatrebarbes, Paris) Roberta Obinu(Golden Goose, Treviso) and Bernard Vanbrabant (Prof. University of Liège and Of Counsel Liedekerke, Brussels). 

A special thank you to the speakers, Marco Venturello, Marco HeroDeborah S. Coldwell, Roberta Obinu, Bernard Vanbrabant and all the participants for the richness of this exchange and to the IDI for the organization of this great event.

Legal 500 EMEA France – Quatrebarbes ranked again “Firm to Watch” in the 2023 Intellectual Property: Patents ranking

The Quatrebarbes team is very proud to have been named “Firm to Watch” in the Intellectual Property: Patents ranking of the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA.

This distinction obtained for the second consecutive year confirms the firm’s success within its market!

Legal 500 EMEA France 2023 – Intellectual Property Patents

Thank you to the editorial teams of the Legal 500 for the work provided on this new guide.

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Participation of the firm Quatrbarbes to CEIPI’s “Intellectual property and pop culture – the return”,

Nathalie de Quatrebarbes participated in the book Intellectual property and POP Culture – The return, published in April 2023 by the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) as part of its new collection dedicated to Conference Proceedings.

The book, prefaced by Daren Tang under the scientific direction provided by Yann Basire, is a continuation of CEIPI’s annual series of Intellectual Property and POP Culture colloquia, the fourth season of which was held in November 2022.

Nathalie de Quatrebarbes spoke for two years in a row, in 2021 and 2022, as part of these conferences sponsored by the firm.

Seminar “IA & Data, means of protection and new businesses” – LES France

The firm Quatrebarbes participated this Thursday, February 2, 2023 in the Seminar “IA & Data, means of protection and new businesses” organized by the IT & Software committee of the LES France – Licensing Executives Society, which is co-chaired by Nathalie de Quatrebarbes.

As part of this seminar, Nathalie de Quatrebarbes took part in the panel “IA & Data: Means of protection” and chaired the round table “Uses on an industrial scale of AI and data: Testimonials from actors “

The IT & Software committee of LES France has been co-chaired since July 2022 by Nathalie de Quatrebarbes, Yann Dietrich, Head of IP at Atos and Bertrand Duflos, patent agent for Santarelli Group.

Intellectual property and pop culture conference, season 4 – with CEIPI and the Ligue des Auteurs Pros (French league of professional authors)

This December 15, 2022, Nathalie de Quatrebarbes had the pleasure of participating in the 4th season of the “Intellectual property and pop culture: season 4” conference, organized by the CEIPI (Center for International Studies of Intellectual Property) and the Ligue des Auteurs Pros (French league of professional authors), for which she chaired the discussions held as part of episode 2 “Intellectual property and the metaverse”.

The panel was composed of Aurelie Guetin (Novagraaf), Jean-Marc Deltorn (CEIPI / EUIPO), Jean-Pierre Clavier (Faculty of Law of the University of Nantes) and Xavier Près (Vallet Près Killy law firm).

The firm would like to particularly thank Yann Basire, director of CEIPI and Stéphanie Le Cam, director of the Ligue des Auteurs Pros, for organizing this wonderful event.

Nathalie de Quatrebarbes appointed co-president of the IT & Software committee of LES France

Nathalie de Quatrebarbes was honored by the international association and appointed co-chair of the IT & Software. Yann Dietrich, Head of IP at Atos and Bertrand Duflos, partner at Beau de Loménie, have been appointed co-president alongside her.

Last interventions of the firm for LES France :

Conférence « Accès aux données, cadre règlementaire européen et étude de cas sur la filière agricole » – LES FRANCE (june 2022)

Séminaire « Intelligence artificielle et Accès aux données » – LES France (october 2021)

Conference “Access to data, European regulatory framework and case study on the agricultural sector” – LES FRANCE

Nathalie de Quatrebarbes participated this Tuesday, June 28 in the conference “Access to data, European regulatory framework and case study on the agricultural sector” organized by the IT&S committee of LES France – Licensing Executives Society, co-chaired by Yann Dietrich and Antoine Dupont.

She led the theme dedicated to the European data strategy.

Nathalie de Quatrebarbes intervened alongside Fabrice TOCCO, Co-CEO of Dawex, Sébastien PICARDAT, CEO of Agdatahub and Laurent DUVEAUX, in charge of information systems for France Génétique Elevage.


The European strategy on the data economy is based on several texts of important European regulations, in particular the Data Governance Act (DGA) and the Data Act (DA), the proposal of which was published in February 2022.
Access to data, the volume of which is growing very rapidly, in particular via the IoT, imposes rights and duties for the various actors in the Data Value Chain (DVC).
During this seminar, a summary of the DGA and DA regulations will be presented in order to understand the essential points.
The agricultural sector has been implementing means for several years to facilitate the exchange of data between the many types of actors in this sector.
The case of the agricultural ecosystem will therefore be discussed in the light of these lessons and the perspectives linked in particular to European regulations.