Stephane LYNDE

Founding Partner, Intellectual Property Attorney

LL.M. (Intellectual Property), 1984, Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and University of Strasbourg, France (Summa Cum Laude under the direction of Prof. Burst, Prof. Kovar and Prof. Mathély)

LL.B. 1983, University of Strasburg, France (Magna Cum Laude).

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Stephane Lynde has a long and extensive experience in the field of Intellectual Property, including patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names, counterfeiting and unfair competition.

He began his career in a large international IP firm in 1986, where he was the Legal Director from 1991 to 1999. In 1991, Mr. Lynde created the Brussels branch of this firm, of which he was the Managing Director during two years. During all these years, he had the opportunity to handle a great diversity of highly complex cases.

On 2004 he founded Lynde & Associés, which today has a team of highly qualified IP attorneys.

Stephane Lynde focuses on providing legal advice in all areas of IP, including filing and registrability strategies, managing clients’ IP portfolios, carrying out domestic and foreign trademark availability searches, prosecuting French, European and foreign trademark, patent, design and copyright applications, pursuing French and European trademark oppositions and cancellation actions. His practice also concentrates on providing advice in connection with IP infringement matters and negotiating and handling all sorts of IP related agreements such as settlement agreements, assignment and licensing agreements in France and abroad. Mr. Lynde also gained valuable experience in dealing with due diligences and IP audits, including proceedings before the ECJ.

Stephane Lynde is also active in the field of trademark creation, both for the creation of brands and for the legal validation process.

He was a Lecturer at the University of Paris XIII from 2007 to 2012, during which time he taught Trademark Law and Practice.

Memberships: INTA, FICPI, APRAM, ACPI.

Languages: French and English.

Jean-Michel FLU

Managing Partner, Intellectual Property Attorney

Jean-Michel Flu joined the firm in 2017.

Master II in Intellectual Property Law (Paris 2 Panthéon Assas), Master in Business Law, Attorney-at-Law with the Paris Bar (2011), he has held various positions in private practice and in-house, in France and internationally, in the private and public sectors, with the economic growth lever of trademarks, patents and designs as a driving force.

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Jean-Michel Flu began his career in a renowned IP Law firm in Paris before joining the Bongrain Group (Savencia) as global Director of Intellectual Property. He then moved to Geneva in 2006 and became Vice President IP of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) in charge of protecting, defending and enhancing the Group’s portfolio of trademarks, patents and designs on a worldwide basis.

In 2012 he joined the Executive Committee of the French Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) as Director of Trademarks and Designs, before being promoted to Director of Legal and International Affairs. In this position, he participated in the negotiations for the implementation of the European patent with unitary effect and the Unified Patent Court (UPC), as well as the reform of trademark law in Europe.

A member of the Cercle Montesquieu, Jean-Michel was also Vice-Chairman of APRAM, a member of the Board of Directors of the European Patent Office in Munich (EPO) and a member of the Board of Directors of the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante (EUIPO).

He is also a professional representative before the EUIPO and Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law at the Paris Bar School (EFB).

Languages: French and English.

Antoine HECKEL

Consultant, Intellectual Property Attorney

Antoine Heckel graduated in 1990 from ESSEC business school (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales : and is qualified in the fields of Intellectual Property and Competition Law following his LL.M. obtained in 1991 from the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2 Law school (

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Antoine Heckel joined the firm in 2011.

Before that date, he was an associate in two different leading French Intellectual Property Law firms.

He has an extensive experience in most aspects of Intellectual Property, including litigation.

Antoine Heckel handles all IP matters, in particular those concerning trademarks, designs, copyright and domain names as well as those related to unlawful use of marks on the Internet and litigation related to the social networks.

He provides Lynde & Associés legal counsel based on his practice both in the field of Intellectual Property and in the field of business management.

Languages: French and English.


Intellectual Property Attorney

University Degree Trademarks and Designs, C.E.I.P.I., 2016
Master II – Competition, Consumer and Industrial Property Law, University of Rennes, 2015
Master I – Business Law, University of Rennes, 2014
Master I – International Law, Rijks universiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, 2013

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Amélie Coader joined the firm in 2016.

She is a member of the CNCPI – Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle.

She deals with all kind of intellectual property issues, including trademarks, designs and domain names.

Amélie participates, among other things, inregistration proceedings in France and abroad, negotiations and drafting of all types of agreements concerning intellectual property rights (coexistence agreements, confidentiality, assignment, etc.), legal advice. She is involved in opposition cases, cancellation actions, invalidity, counterfeiting and domain names litigation, at national, European or international level.

Languages: French, English.

Louis-Marie ROUS

Intellectual Property Attorney

Master II – Intellectual Property Law, Toulouse I Capitole University, 2015
Master I – Business Law, Toulouse I Capitole University, 2014

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Louis-Marie Rous joined the firm in 2019 after a first successful experience with a Parisian colleague.

He is a member of the CNCPI – Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle.

Louis-Marie has developed a strong expertise in the field of trademarks, in particular pre-litigation and litigation in France and abroad, the negotiation and drafting of coexistence agreements, the preparation and monitoring of applications in France and abroad, the setting up and monitoring of customs procedures, as well as trademark availability searches and implementing associated strategies.

He is also involved in all matters relating to domain names (litigation, monitoring, portfolio management), copyright and design.

Languages: French and English


Intellectual Property Attorney

Master II Intellectual Property Law, Lyon 2 Lumière University, 2017
Master’s degree in Corporate Law, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, 2016
Private Law Degree, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, 2015

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Emily Wragg joined the firm in 2017.

As a British national, she grew up in the UK before moving to France for her studies.

She works in fields of trademarks, designs and domain names and participates, among other things, in the management of intellectual property rights portfolios and the negotiation and drafting of all types of contracts relative to intellectual property rights (coexistence contract, license, transfer …).

Emily is also involved in opposition, revocation, invalidity, counterfeiting and domain name litigation, whether this be at a national level or at the European Union and international level.

Languages: French and English

Christian RIEGE

Consultant, Intellectual Property Attorney

Christian Riege was born in Munich, Germany, in 1968 and grew up in Geneva. He studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), having a specialization in optics and biomechanics.

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At the end of his studies in physics, he studied at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg. M. Riege has been working in Paris as a Patent Attorney since 1993. He has been a partner at Capri since January 2003 and a patent consultant at Lynde & Associés.

He is registered on the list of Industrial Property Attorneys in France, and is also a European Patent Attorney to the EPO.

His main technical specializations are mechanics, medical devices, packaging, business methods and Internet technologies.

Languages: French, German and English.


Consultant, Intellectual Property Attorney

Pierre Kohler was born in Colmar, France, in 1966, and studied fundamental physics, material sciences and crystallography at the University of Strasbourg.

After obtaining his master’s degree in physics, M. Kohler continued his training at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg where he acquired the basis of the Patent Attorney’s profession.

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He subsequently obtained his qualifications as European Patent Attorney and Industrial Property Counsel and worked in Paris since 1992. He has been a partner of the Capri firm since January 2003 and a consultant with Lynde & Associés.

Mr. Kohler advises clients specifically on patents in the general fields of mechanics, physics and electronics.

Languages: French, English and German.

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