Areas of Expertise

For 17 years, Cyril Fabre has been advising directors and legal departments of small and medium-sized businesses as well as multi-national firms, and also independent professionals, in all aspects of intellectual property law and new technologies, both in legal advice and litigation.

He also assists some of the firm’s clients in the context of mergers and acquisitions or the setup of commercial partnerships.

His key areas of expertise are:

Intellectual property law: patent, trademark, copyright, software, database, domain names …

The law of new technologies and e-commerce;

Media law;

Competition law.

Professional experience

After a first international experience at the Agency for the Protection of Programs in Geneva, Cyril Fabre joined the firm Ydès (previously known as OJFI-Alexen, then Alister) in the year 2000 to setup the Intellectual Property & New Technologies department.

Educational background

Cyril Fabre graduated with a specialised master degree (Master 2) in digital computing law from Paris I & XI Panthéon Sorbonne – Sceaux (1998) Universities and a master degree (Master 1) in business law – major in intellectual property law from Paris X Nanterre University (1997).

He has been admitted to the Paris Bar since the year 2000.


Cyril Fabre is an arbitrator and mediator with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Cyril Fabre regularly participates in conferences in his areas of expertise.

He is also a lecturer in the intellectual property module at the Paris Bar School.

Finally, he co-managed a team that compiled and provided training, over two years (in regular two-day sessions) to all the executives of a banking GIE (group of economic interest) on the formation and performance of a contract under French law.