Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer has been elected for two consecutive two-year terms as President of the French Intellectual Property Attorneys Association since 2017. She is the first Trade Mark Attorney to hold this position.
Before being elected as President, she played an active role within the French Intellectual Property Attorneys Association (Vice President, member of its Communication Committee, of the Disciplinary Board, and of the Advisory Board). She also founded and coordinated the Trade Mark and Design Attorney professional qualification round-table educational program for 16 years.
After starting her career as an in-house lawyer in the electronics industry, Guylène Kiesel Le Cosquer joined Cabinet PLASSERAUD in 1990, where she is currently a Managing Partner in the Executive Board.
She is a regular speaker at conferences in France as well as abroad on a host of subjects (Audit and optimizing value of IP portfolios, Seizures by Customs Authorities and seizure of counterfeiting products, Community designs, Probative Value of Surveys in trademarks cases, Good trademark use practice, Overcoming the obstacles of trademarks, Enforcement of IP rights in France and Europe, Designs: comparative law Europe- Canada, How best to combine marketing objectives and legal imperatives?…).
She is currently a member of major international IP associations, such as INTA, ECTA, AIPPI, FICPI.
Guylène KIESEL LE COSQUER was distinguished by the National Order of Merit by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance on May 30, 2019. This distinction rewards her career as an entrepreneur, her faithful commitment to her profession for thirty-eight years and honors her active involvement in the protection, defense, and evolution of intellectual property rights.