Romain Viret


Romain Viret
Paris Bar
French, English
Paris Tél : +33 (0)1 53 93 30 00

Romain Viret is a counsel specialized in Industrial Property and in particular in patent law

For nearly 15 years, Romain has developed extensive experience in Industrial Property (patent, trademark and design), with a focus on patent litigation.

He advises and assists French and international companies, in particular in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and distribution sectors, in the protection, defense and enhancement of their intangible assets and mainly their patents. He is also involved in the IP aspects of M&A and private equity transactions.

Romain holds a post-graduate degree (DESS) in multimedia and IT law and a post-graduate degree (DEA) in literary, artistic and industrial property law from the Université Panthéon Assas / Paris II, as well as an LL.M. in intellectual property from University College London.
He subsequently practiced in several leading Anglo-Saxon law firms, including Magic Circle ones. He is also a lecturer in the Advanced Post Master, Research and Valorisation of IP program at the University of Poitiers.


  • Décideurs 2021:
    – Intellectual property – Brands, designs, and models
    – Intellectual property – Management of trademark, design and model portfolios
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2020:
    – Intellectual Property: Copyright (Tier 1)
    – Intellectual Property: Trade marks and designs (Tier 2)
  • Décideurs 2020: Intellectual property – Brands, designs, and models (Excellent)
  • Décideurs 2019: Intellectual property – Patent litigation


  • Member of the AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • Member of INTA (International Trademark Association)
  • Member of the APRAM (Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners)
  • Member of the LES (Licensing Executives Society)
  • Member of APEB (Association of European Patent Practitioners)
  • Member of AIDV (International Association of Vine and Wine Lawyers)
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)