Boutique law firm specializing in Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Media and Communication as well as EU Competition/Distribution

The firm offers complete assistance in both contentious and non-contentious matters

Legal advice 

Strategic consulting: identifying risks, valuing and protecting assets, project structuring.
Academic consulting as part of pre-litigation or litigation proceedings.
Contract drafting and negotiations
Intellectual property auditing for mergers and acquisitions


Legal proceedings before French and European courts and administrative institutions (INPI, EUIPO, CNIL, etc.)

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With its two founding partners being strongly involved in legal research and higher education, PASSA-VARET presents a true specificity and guarantees the brilliance of its services whether in litigation or legal advice and contract practice.


Working in perfect synergy, Jérôme Passa, Professor at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), and Vincent Varet, Doctor in law and Associate Professor at the same University, achieve strong complementarity in several aspects.


Guided by rigor, precision and efficiency, the PASSA-VARET team advises and assists its clients in all fields of intellectual property, information technology, media law and related disciplines such as unfair competition pratices, consumer law, and competition/distribution law.


Regularly following up the constant evolution of legislation and case law, the PASSA-VARET team knows how to be creative in the development of contentious strategies as well as in the support and structuring of projects, relying on an in-depth knowledge and understanding of its client’s activity.


Hence, the firm, offers a full range of services to both French and foreign clients, thanks to its highly specialized foreign correspondents.

The firm assists its clients in several lines of business, including:

Fashion and luxury



Computing - Data processing

Publishing - Media

Advertising and marketing

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products




Audio-visual - Movie industry

Photography and art market


Jérôme Passa

Attorney at the Paris bar
Professor of the Faculties of Law
Professor at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

Professor of the Faculties of Law, Jérôme Passa is also attorney at law, practicing at the Paris bar and has practiced, for almost fifteen years, as a consultant on several judicial litigation cases. Cofounding partner of PASSA-VARET, Jérôme intervenes, in litigation proceedings as well as in the drafting of legal opinions, covering all fields of intellectual property law, whether in industrial property (trademarks, patents, designs) or in literary and artistic property (copyright and related rights), as well as in unfair competition law, free competition law and digital technology law.

Promoted to the rank of Professor in Private Law in 1999, Jérôme Passa has been teaching intellectual property law since 2008 at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), in several specialized graduate programs. He is also director of a Master’s program in Multimedia and Computing law and co-director of the Centre of Judicial and Economic Studies on Multimedia (CEJEM) in which he hosts each year, numerous conferences on key themes of digital law and media law.

Jérôme Passa is the author of Traité de droit de la propriété industrielle, in two volumes which constitutes a reference in industrial property law (volume 1, Marques et autres signes distinctifs. Dessins et modèles, LGDJ, 2ème éd. 2009 ; volume 2, Brevets d’invention et protections voisines, LGDJ, 1ère éd., 2013), and of several publications in different specialized law journals (links to the publications).

Jérôme Passa also hosts trainings and regularly intervenes in conferences and seminars, notably at the French Association of Trademark and Designs laws Practitioners (APRAM) and at the French National Federation of Business Law (FNDE).

Languages: French / English.

Vincent Varet

Attorney at the Paris bar
Associate Professor of the Faculties of Law
Professor at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

Vincent Varet is an attorney at law, practicing at the Paris bar since 1999, Doctor in Law (1996) and holds a DEA in Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property from the University Paris II (1992).

After having debuted in the intellectual property and new technologies department of a renown parisian law firm, Vincent Varet participated in 2004, as a partner, to the founding of a structure specialized in intellectual property and new technologies. In 2012, he created the law firm Vincent Varet and founded in 2016, along with Jérôme Passa, PASSA-VARET.

He intervenes mostly in intellectual property law (copyright and designs), internet and information technology and media law.

Vincent Varet teaches literary and artistic property and IT contracts at Université Paris II Panthéon Assas. He regularly hosts trainings and workshops in intellectual property law as well as internet law. He constantly participates in various seminars and conferences. He is the author of a great number of articles and works in those fields.

Vincent Varet is a member of the French Association of Trademark and Designs laws Practitioners (APRAM), of the French Association for the International Protection of Copyright law (AFPIDA), of the Association for the Development of the Judicial Computing (ADIJ) and of the Comparative Legislation Society.

Languages: French / English.

Camille Bertin

Attorney at the Paris bar

Camille BERTIN was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2014.

She holds a Master 2 diploma in Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property law from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and a certificate in Intellectual property from the University Bordeaux IV Montesquieu.

She assists clients in intellectual property law (copyright and related rights, designs, trademarks) as well as in information technology (in particular, e-reputation, e-commerce, GCU/GCS), whether in contentious or non-contentious matters.

Languages: French / English.



Colloques et Formations par Jérôme Passa

24 mai 2018 : Colloque La Cour de Paris et la propriété intellectuelle. Intervention sur La Cour de Paris, juridiction des marques et dessins et modèles de l’Union européenne.

3 avril 2018 : FNDE, journée d’actualité du droit des marques (2nde journée).

13 mars 2018 : FNDE, journée d’actualité du droit des marques (1ère journée).

Colloques et Formations par Vincent Varet

Droit de l’internet : les nouvelles contraintes juridiques, Comundi, avec Camille Bertin
(programme détaillé et inscription ici)

  • Dates : 27 juin 2018, 27 septembre 2018, et 10 décembre 2018

Big Data, propriété intellectuelle et données personnelles, IRPI
(programme détaillé et inscription ici )

  • Date : 29 juin 2018

Droit des images, Institut National du Patrimoine
(programme détaillé et inscription ici )

  • Dates : 18 et 19 juin 2018

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