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New IP team leader, corporate partner for Dentons’ Montreal office

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 10:49 AM | By John Chunn


Dentons announced that Panagiota Dafniotis has joined the firm as national lead of the intellectual property (IP) team and partner in its corporate group.

According to the firm’s press release, Dafniotis, based in Montreal will provide clients with legal and business advice on the development and implementation of integrated IP strategies covering all aspects of the IP lifecycle for the protection of innovation in line with clients’ commercial objectives.

“We are pleased to welcome Panagiota to the firm,” said Claude Morency, managing partner of Dentons’ Montreal office. “As national lead for IP, Panagiota will work with our dedicated IP team to grow the firm’s IP presence in the marketplace, and help our clients align their business strategies with their IP strategies, focusing on the modernization of core enterprise IP assets.”

Prior to joining Dentons, she was assistant general counsel and head of IP, sponsorship and marketing at a major global financial institution in Canada.

She received her bachelor of laws from the University of Sherbrooke, and was called to the Quebec bar in 1995. She is also a registered trademark agent. Dafniotis is a frequent industry speaker on a variety of topics including converting innovation into powerful IP and identifying, protecting and monetizing corporate IP assets in the digital economy.