Vanessa Delnaud

Vanessa is a senior intellectual property (IP) lawyer in the Dubai office of the international law firm Gowling WLG and acts on both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has been practising in Dubai for three years and practised seven years in Paris in top-tier international law firms. Vanessa also gained in-house experience at Universal Music. Vanessa has extensive experience working closely with a wide range of organizations – from small start-ups to multinational corporations or public agencies – to advise them on the full spectrum of intellectual property issues under both UAE law and French law. Vanessa’s practice covers all areas of intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, designs, patents, know-how, domain names and unfair competition. It also includes a variety of commercial matters such as distribution and franchise agreements, advertising clearance, product regulatory issues and protection of personal data. She has a particular focus on the media sector, the fashion and retail industry, the life sciences sector, consumer goods, and food and beverages. Vanessa presented at a number of events on various aspects of intellectual property law issues in France and in the Middle-East and on general aspects of doing business in the Middle-East. She also supports entrepreneurship by collaborating with angel investment platforms to educate entrepreneurs based in the MENA region on business-building topics. She is a member of the Paris Bar and speaks English, French and Spanish