Nicolas Martin, Head of IP, Hermes (FR)

Nicolas Martin, Head of IP, Hermes (FR)

Speaker in Panel Session V – General IP – IP & Fashion: protect your style

Monday, September 19, 2016 from 09.00 to 10.30


Nicolas Martin is the Intellectual Property Director of Hermes, the French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer.

He leads a team of 15 IP Specialists and is in charge of securing, protecting an enforcing all intellectual property rights of Hermès and its subsidiaries (John Lobb, Puiforcat, Shang-Xia, Saint-Louis) worldwide.

He has a strong expertise in both Intellectual Property Rights and Business Law with 20 years of experience in private practice (Marval, O’Farrel & Mairal) and as in-house counsel (Polo Ralph Lauren & Hermès International) in France and abroad (Spain, Argentina and Switzerland).

He is graduated in Business Law (master and postgraduate) from the University of Lyon III in France. He is the co-author (with Dr. Miguel O’Farrell) of the article “Revalidation Patents and the Unilever case” published in the International Review of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law N° 2/2003.