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Laure is a senior associate in the IP/TMT team in Paris.

Due to her experience studying and working in the United States, she speaks fluent English and knows how to navigate complex international issues.

In 2022 and 2023, Laure was recognized as a Rising Star by Managing IP, which rewards the best up-and-coming IP practitioners in private practice.

Laure Cardinet ranked as a Rising Star for Intellectual Property (Trademarks and Designs) in France, in the Legal 500 EMEA 2024 rankings.  


Laure is a member of the Paris and New York bars. Before joining Herbert Smith Freehills as an associate in 2016, she graduated from Sorbonne Universités – Panthéon-Assas' MBA/ Master in Business Law and Management, obtained her LL.M. degree in Intellectual property with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and worked as an in-house lawyer in a fashion company in New York City.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • an Internet service provider in several disputes against a third party infringing its well-known trademarks, including oppositions and cancellations actions, AFNIC (the French Association for Cooperative Internet Naming) dispute resolution proceedings and well-known trademark infringement proceedings before the Tribunal judiciaire de Paris 
  • an international tech firm on the prosecution of its French trademarks and with all IP-related pre-contentious and litigation matters arising in France (e.g. providing risk assessment on trademark and copyright, filing trademark oppositions, cancellation actions and trademark infringement actions)
  • a leading oil and gas company on the filing of international trademarks designating 40+ territories (conducting clearance search and risk analysis, drafting of trademark descriptions, filing of trademark applications and monitoring local trademark agents)
  • a leading international household appliances company in an unfair competition and free riding dispute in relation to advertisements as well as design cancellation actions
  • an online platform in a copyright infringement dispute before the Tribunal judiciaire de Paris