Sophie has prosecuted trademarks domestically and internationally and has represented clients in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also counsels clients with respect to complex and cutting-edge copyright issues such as DMCA compliance, work-made-for-hire matters, electronic rights, and fair use.
In addition, Sophie's practice focuses on promotions law, including sweepstakes, contests and raffles, with a special expertise in the field of commercial co-venturing and charitable sales promotions.
Sophie is a French native and a member of the California and New York State Bars. She graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris and received her L.LM. from U.C. Davis. Sophie serves as an officer of the IP Law Section of the State Bar of California and the Section's Social Media Liaison. Her professional affiliations include the CSUSA and the ABA. Sophie is also active in the ABA-IPL Copyright Division. Sophie speaks publicly on trademarks, copyrights and promotions and has been a featured speaker at the California Bar's annual IP Institute, the AIPLA Spring meeting, the ABA Annual Meeting, as well as PLI and CEB programs.
Sophie is passionate about art, pop culture, wine and gastronomy. She's also a proud "sci-fi geek." When not in the office, she can be found browsing the latest art exhibit at DeYoung museum, attending a MET opera broadcast or a concert at the San Francisco Symphony, enjoying the Bay Area food scene (with a great glass of wine!), or watching a "Firefly" television marathon.