Sylvie Benoliel-Claux

Lawyer specializing in the protection and defense of human rights Intellectual property.

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Sylvie founded Benoliel Avocats in 2013. She specializes in Intellectual Property Law.

She intervenes in numerous legal proceedings before the French and European Courts (TUE, CJUE) as well as before the Offices (INPI, EUIPO). Pre-litigation and advisory work constitute an important part of his daily life as a specialist.

Its core business concerns trademark law, copyright, designs and models and patents. His expertise covers related issues of unfair and parasitic competition, advertising practices (unfair, misleading, comparative) and certain aspects of commercial litigation.

She has always practiced in niche firms specializing in this area and was founding partner of Cabinet Antoine & Benoliel from 2002 to 2013.

She has been President of APRAM (Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners) since January 2022, after having been Vice-President for the previous 4 years. She is also a member of various specialized associations: INTA (International Trademark Association), AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), MARQUES and AAPI (Association of Industrial Property Lawyers).

She intervenes for training at the National School of Magistracy, the IAE of Paris and the INPI.

His working languages are French and English


"Diligent a counterfeit seizure", Lexis 360, 2019, in collaboration with Pauline Casanova.

“New types of brands”, La Revue des Marques, July 2019.

“The family of brands, a strategic tool? », La Revue des Marques, n°101, January 2018.

“Transversal management of the brand”, collective work directed by Géraldine Michel, Éditions Dunod, September 2013.

"The limits of the protection of forms by trademark law", Industrial property (LexisNexis), May 2013, in collaboration with Eric Le Bellour.

“Is the brand part of the decor? », Industrial Property (LexisNexis), January 2012.


  • Admission to the Paris Bar 1993

  • Certificate of Specialization in Intellectual Property Law 2000

  • CEIPI (Strasbourg) 2000

  • Master's in International Business Lawyer – ESCP Europe

  • Master 2 Literary, artistic and industrial property under the direction of Professor Georges BONET – Paris II Assas

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