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
European boutique Hoyng Rokh Monegier is ‘excellent, responsive and makes deadlines’. It ‘provides an excellent level of service and its knowledge of the legal cases and applicable law is outstanding’. The firm is handling many high-profile and landmark cases in the healthcare and telecoms sectors for key players. It is representing Core Wireless Licensing before the Court of Appeal of Paris regarding essential patent rights enforcement (FRAND) against LG Electronics, as well as acting for Merck Sharp & Dohme Animal Health and Intervet International in patent infringement proceedings against Bayer regarding the manufacturing of a medicinal dog collar. AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Lundbeck are also clients. Practice head Denis Monégier du Sorbier is highly recommended, as are the ‘really outstanding’ Benoît Strowel and Sophie Micallef, who is ‘very good in both patent and trade mark matters’.
Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Within: Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Hoyng Rokh Monegier is ‘highly competent in national and cross-border issues, always straight to the point and focused on its clients’ outcome’. The firm represents many leading companies, including top luxury goods clients, handling high-profile litigation and transactional mandates. Recent successes include defending BIC’s Crystal pen 3D trade mark. L’Oréal, Canal+, Chanel and Insight Venture Partners are also clients. Practice head Sophie Micallef is ‘experienced in setting up and structuring complex IP matters, has thorough analytical skills and is an excellent performer in custom seizure issues’. Also recommended are Denis Monégier du Sorbier and Marie Georges-Picot, who ‘has outstanding knowledge and eminent experience, and is impressively problem-oriented’.