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Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe


Olivia Bernardeau-Paupe
French, English
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

After over a decade spent developing her skills on a variety of IP cases, Olivia puts her significant experience at the service of her clients and offers a practical and strategic approach to resolving their intellectual property issues. Her practice focuses mainly on intellectual property litigation, contracts and strategy.

Olivia advises and represents her clients before the courts of law in multijurisdictional disputes relating to trademarks, industrial designs and models, copyright, unfair competition and parasitism, image and privacy, press, consumer law and advertising. She manages trademark portfolios and actions before the French Industrial Property Office; and files and monitors Customs watch applications as well as taking an active part in anti-counterfeiting work. Furthermore, Olivia negotiates IP contracts, such as licenses, assignments, co-existence agreements and pledges, both for standalone matters and in the context of global deals.

Olivia leads the Hogan Lovells Consumer Goods Group in Paris and frequently contributes to Hogan Lovells' newsletters, including the Trademark and Two-and Three-Dimensional Designs Newsletter and the International Fashion & Law Newsletter. She supports and contributes to the Firm's Pro bono and Diversity projects.

Representative experience

Defending and assisting a U.S. life sciences company in a major multijurisdictional trademark dispute against one of its competitors.

Regularly advising a U.S.-based fast food company in securing the use of new trademarks, managing and defending its IP rights in France.

Representing and assisting a major German manufacturer of medical implants in a multijurisdictional dispute surrounding a crucial trademark.

Advising and representing this client in the context of a multi-jurisdictional dispute aiming at the cancellation of its major trade mark rights.

Acting for this client before the French Customs Authorities to stop the importation of infringing products.

Regularly advising the same in consumer law, in particular in relation to the French provisions regulating advertising for alcoholic beverages.

Advising and representing an alcoholic beverages manufacturer, in trademark and unfair competition disputes surrounding commercialization of alcoholic beverages sold under infringing trademarks and/or in similar packaging.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., The George Washington University Law School, 1999
  • Certificate in Comparative and American Law, Hofstra University School of Law, 1997
  • Maîtrise de droit in French Dispute Resolution, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis School of Law, 1996
  • Maîtrise de droit in International Law, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis School of Law, 1996


  • Association Française des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles ("APRAM")
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle ("AIPPI")
  • International Trademark Association ("INTA")

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • Paris

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