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Benjamin Fontaine
Chair of the EUIPO-Link Committee, Member of the Supervisory Board and Geographical Indications Committee, Plasseraud IP, ES

Benjamin Fontaine (born in France, 1975) is a registered Intellectual Property attorney since 2003 (CNCPI, France), a solicitor admitted to the Alicante Bar (Spain) since 2004, a EUIPO representative since 2003, and a WIPO UDRP panelist since 2019.

He is currently the Chair of ECTA’s EUIPO Link Committee, and a member of the ECTA Geographical Indications Committee.

He holds law degrees from the University of Orléans (France) and from the University of Alicante, as well as a Master in Intellectual Property (Magister Lvcentinvs, Alicante).

Benjamin Fontaine is a partner at Plasseraud IP, where he is in charge of the Alicante branch office. Mr Fontaine has extensive experience in trade mark prosecution and litigation, particularly in Spain, in France and with the EUIPO. He advises French and foreign clients in various industries – such as cosmetics, transport, clothing, foodstuff, spirits and wine – on IP prosecution, brand protection and enforcement matters. His field of practice also extends to industrial design, unfair competition, copyright law.