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David Lossignol
Sandoz International GmbH

David Lossignol is currently Global Head of Trademarks at Sandoz International GmbH, leading a team of experienced trademark professionals handling all trademark, domain name and copyright matters for Sandoz Group worldwide. He joined Sandoz in Holzkirchen, Germany, in November 2015, and was previously, since January 2010, Senior Trademark Attorney at Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, where he was responsible for worldwide trademark, design and domain name portfolios and various related pan-European litigation matters.

From 2006 – 2010, Mr. Lossignol was Head of Trademarks and Domain Names at Virbac S.A., a company in the animal health sector located in Carros, close to Nice, France. There, he was in charge of the worldwide trademark, design and domain name strategy for the Group. Mr. Lossignol started at Virbac as an intern in 1999 before joining as Trademark and Domain Name Counsel in 2001. He also acted as Legal Counsel for the company in 2002, primarily in charge of drafting and negotiating agreements.

Mr. Lossignol obtained law degrees at Nice Sophia-Antipolis University in France, where he has also lectured on IP law, and diplomas from Oxford Brookes University in the UK and from the CEIPI in Strasbourg, France.

Mr. Lossignol currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board, is Chair of the Planning Committee and is a member of the Brands and Innovation Committee.