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Bignon Lebray

75, RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE, 75017 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 44 17 17 44
Fax:
Fax +33 1 44 17 98 99
Email:
Web:
www.bignonlebray.com
Aix-en-Provence, Beijing, Lille, Lyon, Paris, Shanghai and 1 more

Benjamin Mourot

Tel:
Work +33 (0)3 20 06 93 93
Email:
Bignon Lebray

Work Department

IP/IT

Position

Partner, IP/IT

Career

Benjamin Mourot specialises in the protection and defence of intellectual property rights of French companies (infringement suits, seizures, etc). He also advises on the implementation of protection measures for distribution channels (selective distribution). Furthermore, he is also experienced in negotiations and the resolution of conflicts related to IT contracts (software packages, cloud computing, etc).

Languages

French, English

Education

Graduated from the International Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property (Centre International d'Etudes en Propriété Intellectuelle – CEIPI), specialist in Trademarks and Design, Strasbourg, 2011 C.A.P.A. (law practice certificate), CRFPA of Lille, 2004 DESS Corporate Counsel, University of Lille II, 2003 DES (Master’s Degree of Law) in European Law, Brussels’ Free University, 2002 Master’s Degree in Business Law, University of Nottingham (United-Kingdom), 2001


France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the Internet

Within: IT, telecoms and the Internet

Benjamin Mourot heads Bignon Lebray’s IT offering and recently assisted a joint venture with the setting up of its new IT infrastructure. Of counsel Elise Dufour oversaw the introduction of digital document management tools as part of a hospitality client’s digital transformation process, and acted for clients in website design and regulatory issues. Also noteworthy is Julien Lecat who is representing a start-up in negotiations with an IT solution provider, and represented an online payment solutions provider in a dispute arising from a security breach. The team is also adept at connected e-health matters and data privacy issues.

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