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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

40 RUE DE LA BOÉTIE, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 40 69 5678
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Fax +33 1 40 69 5676
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Denis Monégier du Sorbier

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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Position

Denis has extensive experience in industrial property litigation, with a particular focus on patents and trademarks. He also advises on unfair competition and parasitic behaviour issues. Denis handles national and cross-border disputes in all types of IP cases, including infringement, invalidity and preliminary injunctions actions. His clients include multinational and national companies active in the food, aeronautics, agricultural, automotive, electronics, life sciences, luxury goods, medical equipment, oil, optics and telecommunication sectors.

Languages

French, English

Member

- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), former chairman of the French group - Association des Avocats de Propriété Industrielle (AAPI), former treasurer - Association Française des Practiciens du droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM), former treasurer - Association Française pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AFPPI), vice president - Association des Praticiens Européens des Brevets (APEB, founding member and chair of the litigation group - European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) - International Trademark Association (INTA)

Education

Institut du Droit des Affaires (Diploma, 1974), British Chamber of Commerce, France (Diploma, 1972)


France: Intellectual property

Patents

Within: Leading individuals

Denis Monégier du Sorbier - Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Within: Patents

Specialist intellectual property boutique Hoyng Rokh Monegier regularly represents clients from the agro-food, life sciences, aeronautics and telecoms sectors in cross-border litigation. Brussels-based practice head Benoît Strowel advised Zeltiq on a potential appeal against the revocation of one of its patents and the coordination of European litigations pertaining to CoolSculpting Cryolipolysis technology and Denis Monégier du Sorbier assisted Strowel with the enforcement of patent rights. Sophie Micallef, who is representing a corporate client in an invention dispute with a former employee, is another key contact.

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Trade marks, designs and copyright

Within: Trade marks, designs and copyright

Hoyng Rokh Monegier routinely represents household name brands in domestic and multijurisdictional infringement proceedings and unfair competition claims. The intellectual property offering is led by Denis Monégier du Sorbier and supported by Marie Georges-Picot, who recently represented a well-known lingerie brand in litigious proceedings regarding design, advertising and market positioning issues, and Sophie Micallef, who is assisting a luxury cosmetics company with a series of trade mark infringement claims. Apart from its contentious work, the group also provided transactional support and guided a prominent financial services client through the redrafting of its trade mark management policy. Retail chain Cora and Canal+ feature among the firm’s impressive client roster.

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