Jean-François Merdrignac, a managing associate at Linklaters LLP, advises French and international clients in all areas of intellectual property and, in particular, in national and pan-European patent litigation and in trademark and design litigation. Jean-François also assists clients with negotiating and drafting complex contracts related to intellectual property rights (sponsorship agreements, R&D agreements, etc.). He co-leads the sports sector of the firm in France.
Jean-François is a member of AIPPI, APRAM and ACE (intellectual property and sports law). He graduated from the University of Law and Political Sciences of Rennes I and from the University of Exeter (LLM International Business Law). Jean-François is quoted as being among France’s best patent litigation and trademark and designs lawyers by Décideurs Magazine (2019). He is also referred to as ‘a key name to note’ for patents by The Legal 500 Paris (2020).