Sylvie Benoliel-Claux

Sylvie founded Benoliel Avocats in 2013. She holds a specialist certificate in Intellectual Property Law.

She is involved in numerous legal proceedings before the French and European courts (GC, EUCJ) as well as before the Offices (INPI, EUIPO). Pre-litigation and consulting activities are also an important part of her daily work as a specialist.

Her core profession focuses on trademark law, copyrights, designs and models and patents. Her expertise covers closely related issues such as unfair competition, parasitism, advertising practices and certain aspects of commercial litigation.

She has always worked in ‘boutique’ firms specialised in IP law and was the founding partner of the firm Antoine & Benoliel (2002 – 2013).

She is the President of the APRAM (Association of Trademark and Design Law Practitioners) since January 2022 and was its Vice-President during the 4 years before that. She is also a member of various specialised associations: the INTA (International Trademark Association), the AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and the AAPI (French Association of Industrial Property Lawyers).

She is involved in training courses at the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature (French School for Judges), the IAE de Paris and the INPI.


« Diligenter une saisie-contrefaçon », Lexis 360, 2019, together with Pauline Casanova.

« La famille de marques, un outil stratégique ? », La Revue des Marques, n°101, January 2018.

« Management transversal de la marque », collective book led by Géraldine Michel, Éditions Dunod, September 2013.

« Les limites de la protection des formes par le droit des marques », Propriété industrielle (LexisNexis), May 2013, together with Eric Le Bellour.

« La marque part-elle dans le décor ? », Propriété Industrielle (LexisNexis), January 2012.


  • Admission to the Paris Bar 1993
  • IP Specialist Certificate 2000
  • CEIPI (Strasbourg) 2000
  • Master degree: International Business Lawyer – ESCP Europe
  • Master 2: Literary, artistic and industrial property under the supervision of Professor Georges BONET– Paris II Assas