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  • France
  • China
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Yoann Rousseau


Trade Mark Director, Trade Mark Attorney

, Markenanwalt

, Trade Mark Attorney

, 商标律师

, トレードマークの弁護士

, 상표 변호사

  • English (en)
  • Francais (fr)


Yoann is a chartered UK 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.


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. also in Intellectual Property Law.

Professional Membership

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Awards and Recognition

  • World Trademark Review 1000 – 2022
  • Legal 500 UK (Trade Mark Attorney) – 2022

“Yoann is serious, knowledgeable, responds to emails promptly and gives commercial and practical advice” World Trademark Review 1000 – 2022

“Yoann Rousseau – one of the most exceptional advisers I have come across. Excellent communication skills, command of his specialist area and always 100% accurate. I wish all advisers instilled the same amount of confidence in their clients.” Client Testimonial, Legal 500 UK – 2022



Yoann est Conseil senior en Propriété Industrielle.  Il intervient en matière de droit des marques, dessins et modèles, noms de domaine et en droit d’auteur.  Yoann est particulièrement spécialisé en recherches d’antériorités de marques, oppositions, négociation et rédaction de contrats relatifs à la Propriété Intellectuelle. Yoann a rejoint le cabinet Venner Shipley en 2012 après plusieurs années passées en tant que juriste chargée de la propriété intellectuelle pour une entreprise européenne de produits téléphoniques.


Yoann est titulaire d’un Master 2 spécialisé en droit des contentieux (Major de Promotion), d’un Master 2 spécialisé en droit de la propriété intellectuelle obtenu à l’Université de Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas et d’un LL.M. En droit de la propriété intellectuelle de King’s College London.


Membre de l’association des praticiens en droit des marques anglais CITMA.

  • Venner Shipley recognised in The WTR 1000 2022

  • Changes to UK trade mark practice (the Brexit effect)

  • World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) Recognises Venner Shipley

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  • New EU Trade Mark Directive

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  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2017

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2015