Building up a multicultural and polyglot team is the vision we have for Umami.

Julie Schmitt, LL.M.


I am a proactive and dynamic French qualified lawyer. I advise clients in French, German, English and Spanish on all aspects of trade mark and design law and represent them before the EUIPO, national trade mark offices where possible as well as the General Court in Luxembourg.

Managing IP recognised me as “rising star” in its first edition of its new “Rising Stars” category in 2018.

Prior to founding Umami, I was a senior associate at Hogan Lovells Alicante where I specialised in EU trade mark and design law since 2010. My experience includes advising on trade mark oppositions, cancellations, global trade mark portfolio management, pan-European clearance, and appeals before the General Court in Luxembourg. I’ve acted for a number of well-known brand owners in the fashion, pharmaceutical, IT and food and beverage industries.

Julie Schmitt

Representative experience

  • Successfully representing an iconic fashion brand before the General Court in Luxembourg, the EU’s second highest court
  • Global trade mark and design portfolio management for one of the largest confectionery, food and pet food brands
  • Successfully representing a coffee house company in the enforcement of its logo before the General Court of Luxembourg
  • Defending a famous designer in several perfume bottle design cancellation actions before the EUIPO
  • Advising international companies on pan-European trade mark issues, including prosecution and enforcement in over 50 countries
  • Advising a global insurance company on their EUTM matters
  • Global trade mark and domain name portfolio management for one of the largest second-hand clothing online platform
  • Advising a German supercar manufacturer on European trade mark matters
  • Advising an iconic French couture and cosmetics company on their EUTM matters

Bar admission

Paris (France)

Alicante (Spain)


2019 ∙ Admission to the Alicante Bar (Spain) under the French title as provided for by the establishment directive for lawyers 98/5/EC

2010 ∙ Admission to the Paris Bar (France)

2008-2010 ∙ Bar school and exams in Paris (France)

2007-2008 ∙ LL.M. International studies in Intellectual Property law, CEIPI Strasbourg (France) and TU Dresden (Germany)

2003-2007 ∙ Maîtrise en droits français et anglais, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

2003-2007 ∙ LL.B. in English and French laws, King’s College London (UK)











Chloé Gerard


Chloé is a French jurist specialised in intellectual property law. She assists with trade mark prosecution matters both before the EUIPO and the French Trade Mark Office (INPI). Chloé is particularly keen on projects relating to digital assets, video games and their afferent activities, she dedicated her Master’s paper to this subject (Analyse du jeu vidéo au regard des propriétés intellectuelles). Before joining Umami, Chloé did a traineeship at Momentum Avocats and the Alicante office of Plasseraud IP.


  • 2022-2023 ∙  Intellectual property law and Data Sciences Master, CEIPI Strasbourg (France)
  • 2021 ∙ Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Diploma, CEIPI Strasbourg (France)
  • 2020 ∙ Company law Masters, Faculté de Nancy (France)
  • 2016-2019  ∙ Licence French Law, Faculté de Nancy (France)




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