Squire Patton Boggs has expanded its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in Paris with the addition of partner Catherine Muyl. She is accompanied by associate Marion Cavalier. They join the firm from Foley Hoag LLP.
“Catherine and Marion are multifaceted international practitioners who strengthen our European IP capabilities on both commercial and contentious matters. They also bring to our table depth of experience handling data protection issues for clients,” said David Elkins, Squire Patton Boggs’ global IP&T practice group leader. “These are strengths we intend to continue to grow and we welcome them to the team.”
A member of the Paris Bar, Ms. Muyl has experience in intellectual property law spanning over 30 years. She focuses on litigation concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, related rights, registered designs and software . She also represents clients on trademark issues before the French and European Union Trademark Offices as well as on domain name disputes. Ms. Muyl also advises clients in the area of data protection, including on GDPR compliance, breach response and related litigation. Her clients include French companies and the French subsidiaries of U.S. companies spanning industries including technology, media, aerospace, healthcare and FinTech.
Ms. Cavalier practice encompasses patent, trademark and commercial litigation before French courts and arbitration tribunals. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and advises global clients on compliance with privacy laws and regulations, including the GDPR. She also assists clients with all aspects of breach response, including DPA and individual notifications, coordination with IT and crisis management teams and litigation preparation. Her experience spans a broad range of industries with particular emphasis on the technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences sectors.
Commenting on her move Ms. Muyl said, “Many of my clients are U.S. companies with activities worldwide. Squire Patton Boggs’ extensive international reach and practice provides a perfect environment to continue to meet their expanding needs.”
“We are delighted to welcome Catherine and Marion to the firm,” commented Carole Sportes, Paris Managing Partner at Squire Patton Boggs. “IP/IT is a strong focus of our firm, and it is a natural expansion for us to offer services in this field in France as a complement to our full suite of practices.”