Denis Monégier du Sorbier
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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.
- 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)
Institut du Droit des Affaires (Diploma, 1974), British Chamber of Commerce, France (Diploma, 1972)
France: Intellectual property
Within: Leading individuals
Denis Monégier du Sorbier - Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Hoyng Rokh Monegier is ‘a go-to firm’ for patent litigation and ‘can handle national and international disputes’. The 11-lawyer team ‘has deep technical knowledge and good commercial understanding’ in many areas, but most notably in pharmaceuticals, where it is defending several blockbuster drug patents and advises on the development of biosimilars in strategic pan-European disputes. The firm is also representing Merck Sharp & Dohme Animal Health and Intervet International in patent infringement litigation against Bayer. The highly regarded Denis Monégier du Sorbier heads the practice jointly with Sophie Micallef, Marie Georges-Picot and Benoît Strowel, who is ‘hugely experienced and has a great understanding of clients’ needs’.
Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
The ‘very good’ 11-lawyer team at Hoyng Rokh Monegier advises high-profile French and international clients including top luxury goods brand owners. The firm successfully represented Nicopure Labs in a trade mark infringement case with VFP France. L’Oréal and LVMH are also clients. The practice is led by the highly regarded Denis Monégier du Sorbier, Sophie Micallef and Marie Georges-Picot, who is ‘very helpful for international clients’, as well as Benoît Strowel.