Pauline Monier

Intellectual Property Manager for Internet, Louis Vuitton

An unusual path, determined motivation and constant commitment characterize Pauline Monier's career. As a specialist legal practitioner, she occupies a key position for a House as exposed as Louis Vuitton.

“My academic background is far from typical. After studying Sinology at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and completing a law degree at the Paris-Sorbonne university, I decided to go to London to take a Master’s degree in Chinese law, then a specialized Master’s in Paris at ESSEC, in international business and management.

In addition to the knowledge I gained, these years of studying motivated me to work in a team, to share with others in an international environment. Right from when I joined in 2009, Louis Vuitton completely fulfilled these expectations. I have never left the House since, and neither have my colleagues. Those in my team, who are responsible for the protection and defense of brands on the Internet and the management of domain name portfolios. Those in my department as well, whether in Paris or overseas. Finally those from the various associated departments: digital, information systems, customers, etc.

The diversity of these people within Louis Vuitton and the LVMH group as a whole is the reason for the huge variety of challenges that I face on a daily basis. In a constantly evolving digital environment, there is no shortage of projects. I’m called upon to be pragmatic, reactive, creative and daring, I launch legal action, I sign cooperation agreements, I take part in defining global strategies to combat Internet counterfeiting, and much more. Working for Louis Vuitton to protect its savoir-faire, its traditions and its innovations gives me the satisfaction of preserving its heritage, contributing to its history, and truly belonging to this House.”