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Alexandre Rudoni

Partner

Paris

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Alexandre Rudoni

Partner

Paris

Alexandre is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation department at Allen & Overy Paris and plays a lead role in the Brands practice. 
Alexandre’s practice focuses on the trade mark, design, copyright and unfair competition litigation. Alexandre has also in depth expertise in transactional IP, delivering strategic advice in complex M&A operations, including due diligence of IP contracts and IP rights. He advises multinational clients in the hi-tech, media and entertainment industries on a variety of intellectual property issues in both IP litigious and non-litigious matters.

As head of the ‘Gaming, Interactive & Entertainment Group’ at A&O which promotes our video gaming practice globally, Alexandre has become the trusted advisor of some of the biggest global groups on the market. He is recognised by the as one of the leaders in video game law and is regularly invited to speak on this topic at the most prestigious conferences in the sector.

Copyright star 2021
Managing IP - France (Intellectual Property)

Trade mark star 2021
Managing IP - France (Intellectual Property)

"Alexandre Rudoni joins the rankings following a raft of praise from market sources, who report him to be a "very talented" practitioner. He assists technology clients with trade mark litigations as well as contentious and non-contentious copyright mandates."
Chambers Global/Europe 2021 - France (Intellectual Property: Trade Marks & Copyright)

"It’s always a pleasure to work with Alexandre and his team: he possesses the perfect mix of technical precision, business understanding and finesse to achieve straight-forward and judicious legal advice."

"Alexandre Rudoni is top. Really nice and easy going, and at the same so knowledgable and responsive. He is especially strong for interactive entertainment and certainly France’s top lawyer for games."

"The strength of Alexandre Rudoni’s team is its in-depth knowledge of the industry, the sector and its major players, a big plus in adapting contracts to the business reality of our activity. I particularly appreciate the experience accumulated horizontally by each member of the team from which we benefit, all confidentiality preserved in addition."
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Intellectual Property: Copyright)

Silver - Enforcement and Litigation 
Bronze - Prosecution and Strategy
WTR 1000 2021 - France (IP/Trademark)

“An authority on video gaming law”
World Trademark Review 1000, 2021

Trade mark star
IP Stars - Rising Stars 2020/2021 - France (Trade mark contentious)

Copyright star 2020/21

Trade mark star 2020/21 

"Alexandre Rudoni, who heads the brands practice in Paris and continues to represent Nintendo in all aspects of its anti-piracy campaign in France." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARKS & DESIGNS)

"Leading Individual." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARKS & DESIGNS)

"Alexandre Rudoni knows perfectly the video games industry and has been of great help providing us with advice on how to protect our IP." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARKS & DESIGNS)

"[...] a pleasure to work with and highly competent in their field of specialty. Their litigation advice and strategy is always client focused and forward looking, and they make it easy to trust in them." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARKS & DESIGNS)

"Next Generation Partner." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT)

"Alexandre Rudoni, who has a particular expertise in the video games and electronic entertainment space, where he represents an enviable client roster." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT)

"Extremely well connected in the games industry." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT)

"Alexandre Rudoni is absolutely outstanding! He knows the games industry better than any other French lawyer, delivers the quality you’d expect from A&O, but is much more approachable and hands-on than what you’d have thought of an A&O partner." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT)

"Alexandre Rudoni is a dedicated lawyer. He is able to make himself available quickly when necessary and to facilitate a team around him by leaving them the freedom to move on without micromanaging them, which in my opinion is a rare quality." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT)

Alexandre Rudoni ranked Bronze for Enforcement and Litigation (2018), as well as Prosecution and Strategy (2018-2020) by WORLD TRADE MARK REVIEW

Alexandre Rudoni anchors both the Parisian brands team and his own practice, which deals primarily with gaming and entertainment matters. He is known as an elite operator in this particular niche." WORLD TRADE MARK REVIEW 2019 – France

“Top-tier unit” LEGAL 500 EMEA 2018 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)

Alexandre has been named “Trade Mark Star” by Managing IP (2016-2019), and recognised by World Trade Mark Review: Bronze (2018). Client say that “Alexandre Rudoni continues to blaze a trail with exciting contentious and non-contentious work.” WORLD TRADE MARK REVIEW 2018

“Allen & Overy LLP’s lawyers are ‘very responsive and extremely knowledgeable about clients’ business needs, the industry and the technology space in general’.” Legal 500 EMEA 2018 – France (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: PATENTS)

News & insights

Strings of code

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) publishes draft regulations for network data security management

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a consultation draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security Management (Network Data Security Regulations) for public…

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Publications: 23 NOVEMBER 2021

What's the impact of the new IPO Tribunal Practice Notice

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued a new Tribunal Practice Notice setting out the legal changes being made to transitional arrangements following the end of the Brexit implementation…

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Publications: 22 NOVEMBER 2021

Surprising UKIPO decision in SHAKENBAR v SHAKEN UDDER case

The UKIPO has issued a decision finding a likelihood of confusion between two marks for milkshake-related goods and services when only the non-distinctive and descriptive element "SHAKEN" was common…

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Publications: 29 JANUARY 2020

Trade mark owners need not amend broad specifications following Sky v SkyKick

Today, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Sky v SkyKick (C-371/18) has declined to follow the Advocate General and held that trade mark specifications that cover broad terms such as “computer…

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Office

Paris

Allen & Overy LLP
52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 2004

Admitted to the Bar, New York, 2002

Academic

LL.M, U.S. Legal Studies,Whittier Law School California, 2001

Master's Degree, French Business Law, Paris West University (Nanterre – La Défense), 2000

Master's Degree, US and UK Business Laws, Paris West University (Nanterre – La Défense), 2000

Published work

  • GDPR will hinder luxury’s fight against fakes, say executives, Financial Times, May 2018
  • INTA paper, Legal-Up! Implications of Video Games in the 21st Century, May 2018 
  • Interview on French national radio about an on-going copyright infringement matter, 7/9 de France Inter Radio Show, September 2017
  • The DADVSI law regarding television: three steps backward for right owners?, Legipresse – May 2007, co-authored with Laëtitia Bénard
  •  Rights owners and users fail to agree on reform, Managing Intellectual Property June 2006, co-authored with Laëtitia Bénard
  • How to prepare the businessmen in the biotechnology sector for the cession of their firm, Bio Futur - October 2005, co-authored with Laëtitia Bénard

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising French non profit organization "Autistes Sans Frontières" ("Autistics Without Borders")