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Alexandre Rudoni

Partner

Paris

Rudoni Alexandre
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.

Alexandre Rudoni ranked Bronze for Enforcement and Litigation, as well as Prosecution and Strategy
WTR1000 2020

“Top-tier unit” LEGAL 500 – EMEA 2018 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – FRANCE

Alexandre has been named “Trade Mark Star” by Managing IP (2016-2018), 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 – Intellectual Property: Patents - France

News & insights

News: 27 FEBRUARY 2020

Global Antitrust group retains top three ranking by Global Competition Review

For the third year running, Allen & Overy’s global antitrust group has been ranked number three in Global Competition Review’s annual survey of the world’s leading competition practices. 

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Publications: 25 FEBRUARY 2020

A misprediction is not a mistake: settlement not set aside despite change in law

A change in the law made shortly after a compromise agreement was entered into did not give rise to a common mistake of law capable of setting aside the agreement.  The High Court held that while the doctrine of mistake operates in the context of compromise agreements, there was no “common assumption” between the parties as to the relevant law in this case and therefore no mistake.  The court observed that “a mistake will more likely arise where a well-established and unquestioned rule of law is dramatically overturned than where a single decision on a new and difficult point is overruled”.  The decision highlights the reluctance of the English courts to disturb already concluded settlements on the basis of a future revision of the law: Jeremy Philip Elston v (1) Lawrence King (2) Sue Roscoe (trustees in bankruptcy of Jeremy Philip Elston) [2020] EWHC 55 (Ch).

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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 software” cannot be invalidated on the basis that they are imprecise or contrary to public policy.

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Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019

Changes are needed to EU Law so declarations of non-infringement of EUTMS and Community designs are available across the EU: an A&O survey

A more detailed version of this article was first published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 10, pages 754-760)on 20 September 2019 and can be found here.

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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

Pro-bono experience

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

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