Yoann Rousseau

Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney

Profile

Yoann is a chartered UK and EU trade mark attorney with extensive knowledge of trade mark and copyright law. Prior to joining Venner Shipley, Yoann was in-house IP Counsel for a well-known, pan-European, telecom retail company for several years. He brings a commercial approach to provide both practical and proactive advice to clients. 

Yoann advises on all aspects of trade mark law and practice, including management and organisation of IP portfolios, clearance for use and registration of new marks, prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in contentious trade mark proceedings, such as oppositions and cancellation actions before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices, including trade mark hearings before the UK Intellectual Property Office. Yoann also advises on domain name disputes (before ICANN and Nominet) and has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating trade mark licences and assignments.

Education

Yoann holds a Master’s degree in Litigation Law, which he obtained with distinction, being placed First in the year. He also graduated from the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas with a Master’s in intellectual property Law, before attending King’s College London where he obtained a LL.M. in intellectual property Law.

Professional Membership

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Awards and Recognition

  • Legal 500, 2017
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 - “Yoann is a very bright lawyer who is very capable in handling client relationships and ensuring that in each case the client is a winner.”