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MIP GLOBAL AWARDS 2016
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER was honored with 2 awards at the Managing IP Global awards:
- Europe Patent Firm of the year
- Belgium Contentious Firm of the year (second year in a row)
JUVE AWARDS 2016
The German offices of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER were recognized as “Law Firm of the Year for IP” and “Patent Firm of the Year” by industry analyst JUVE.
The jury explained its decision as follows:
“2015 two heavy weights announced their merger: Hoyng Monegier and the German IP boutique Reimann Osterrieth Kohler Haft. The firm has over 100 IP specialists and is the largest IP boutique in Europe, which now entitles it to a league of its own. However, the number of practictioners is not decisive. When it comes to patent cases the Dutch as well as the German team around Klaus Haft, Martin Köhler and Christine Kanz has been playing in the Champions League for a long time. With a new office at Europe's central IP location in Munich, the firm is already taking the next step and can thus perfectly serve the Patent Court, which is especially important for the telecom industry."
Who's Who Legal Global IP report
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER ranks second in Who'sWho Legal Global IP report.
WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW 2016
This “dynamic” boutique is the result of the 2015 union of Hoyng Monegier and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft – a merger that resulted in an impressively deep talent pool and expanded international reach.
MIP GLOBAL AWARDS 2015
Hoyng Monegier received two awards at the Managing Intellectual Property 10th Global Awards ceremony:
- Europe - Trademarks - IP Firm of the Year' Award for 2015
- Belgium – Contentious - IP Firm of the Year' Award for 2015
CHAMBERS GLOBAL/EUROPE 2015
Intellectual Property - Europe-wide
Prominent IP boutique best known in the Benelux region. Leading teams in Belgium and the Netherlands, with further offices in France and Spain. Handles the full range of advisory and contentious IP matters, and is often involved in high-value, cross-border cases. Often works alongside international firms.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):
"The firm has a broad range of talents in the IP field. The lawyers are very practical, with good strategic sense."; "We had a very complicated patent infringement, but if we have any problem with IP rights we always go to this firm."
Intellectual Property - Germany
Market-leading IP boutique with an outstanding reputation for cross-border patent litigation. Fields an exceptionally large team focusing on clients from the telecommunication and pharmaceuticals industries, with additional expertise in a range of other technical fields.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):
"We have had a really good experience with Reimann Osterrieth. The firm has a very strong reputation in the industry."
"The team does an excellent job in litigation, staffs its cases well and has a very good grasp of technical issues. Billing is very reasonable and it has always stayed within its predicted budget."
Life Sciences - Europe-wide
Acts for major pharma and biotech companies on complex regulatory and IP mandates. Excels in the management of large-scale cross-border patent litigation, typically led out of the Amsterdam office. Delivers comprehensive counsel on regulatory matters, bolstered by its Brussels presence, and scope of advice includes national reimbursement matters, data exclusivity and advertising. Also has offices in Madrid and Paris.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):
"The team has good patent litigation expertise and is strong on regulatory matters."
"This firm has a great reputation for its solid regulatory and IP expertise."
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2015
Hoyng Monegier LLP’s ‘excellent’ practice covers patent litigation and prosecution as well as soft IP.
Hoyng Monegier LLP’s ‘exceptional’ practice has extensive experience in the field of internet, media and entertainment litigation.
Hoyng Monegier LLP ranks among ‘the leading patent litigators in Brussels’.
Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft renders 'very strategic advice that is always appropriate, creative, thorough and reliable'; clients value the 'pragmatic and commercial approach'. Key strengths are pharmaceuticals, telecoms and mechanical engineering. The team continues to represent Nokia comprehensively in litigation and acted for Deutsche Telekom in patent infringement proceedings.
Hoyng Monegier LLP has an excellent reputation in patent litigation, where it fields ‘excellent professionals’ including José Antonio Sanmartín, Álvaro Velázquez and team head Luis Fernández-Novoa.
Hoyng Monegier LLP is ‘very efficient in patent litigation’, particularly in the healthcare sector and has ‘extremely high trade mark expertise’.
MIP IP STARS HANDBOOK - PATENTS 2015
IP law firm Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is headquartered in Düsseldorf and has an additional office in Mannheim. It has a team of 22 attorneys and it is featuring in top tier in the patent contentious table this year. A client in the telecommunications sector praises its "quality services", while peers highlight the team's "good work and attitude".
WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW 2015
The USP of Hoyng Monegier is the strength in depth it showcases in each of its European offices, located in Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Paris. The ensemble is in its element when taking the lead on high-end cross-border IP litigations. Its recent accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable: in a dispute now playing out across Europe, it secured a ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court that the STOLICHNAYA trademark belongs to the Russian Federation. It also scored a victory for Loewe in a major European design rights case against Bang & Olufsen. “The firm is quite flamboyant and the lawyers there are showmen, but it isn’t a case of style over substance - they really back it up.”
Famed boutique Hoyng Monegier celebrated another successful year in 2014, after adding a number of US multinationals to its glittering client roster.
The practitioners at domestic boutique Hoyng Monegier “are real specialists; it is easy to recommend as one of the top firms in France for IP”. Offices in four countries give it an edge on pan-continental mandates; while its commercially focused guidance chimes with some of the world’s most recognizable brands, especially in the fashion and media industries.
“Extremely knowledgeable and efficient”, Hoyng Monegier makes it onto both the prosecution and litigation tables of the WTR 1000. Its practitioners are hailed for their understanding of the multi-layered commercial issues that underpin legal mandates, and for their “consistently responsive and attentive manner”. Dedicated exclusively to intellectual property, the firm has a strong network of offices across the continent. Big-name clients include Coca-Cola, Philips and Procter & Gamble.
IAM PATENT 1000 2015
When it comes to challenging patent litigation, you can’t go wrong by selecting jet-setting international boutique Hoyng Monegier: “The firm has the critical mass that is required to succeed in the most complex cases and some fantastic lawyers who prepare well and are not afraid to take a stand.”
European IP stalwart Hoyng Monegier has carved a niche representing originators in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Dusseldorf’s pitch-perfect ROKH enjoys a place at the top of the patent charts. Its rock-star litigators “blaze the trail in telecoms” on behalf of clients such as Nokia, delivering market-beating results.
With an unerring ability to “bring cases to a fast and beneficial settlement and avoid lengthy, expensive and unnecessary litigation”, the French wing of versatile European ensemble Hoyng Monegier is a contentious powerhouse.
The Madrid bureau of this Benelux boutique draws in plenty of instructions in its own right, but there is no denying that the firm’s pan-European capabilities make it a particularly attractive proposition for clients embroiled in multi-jurisdictional disputes. Recent highlights include asserting Vringo’s WiFi technology in a case involving multiple defendants in several regions and defending Merck Sharp & Dohme’s pet product Scalibor against infringement by Bayer, once again as part of a wider strategic campaign.
WHO'S WHO LEGAL - GERMANY 2015
At Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft, seven "sterling" practitioners have been selected for their patent work.
JUVE GERMAN COMMERCIAL LAW FIRMS 2015
Although three of the high-profile settlements concerned litigation work of this Düsseldorf firm, ROKH was able to defend its position as one of the leading patent litigation practices. A number of partners were occupied for some time with litigation for Samsung against Osram, T-Mobile against IPCom and Nokia against HTC. When these instructions came to an end, ROKH compensated with much more work for pharmaceuticals companies and a high utilisation rate in mid-sized proceedings.
Trademarks and Design, Unfair Competition
The practice active in trademarks and unfair competition is respected in the market for its litigation experience first and foremost. The firm has a good reputation for disputes arising from both patents and designs or - increasingly - supplemtary protection, thanks to its excellent integration of patent and trademark lawyers.
MIP GLOBAL AWARDS 2014
Hoyng Monegier received two awards at the Managing Intellectual Property 9th Global Awards' ceremony:
-' Europe - Patents - IP Firm of the Year' Award for 2014
- 'Netherlands Contentious IP Firm of the Year' Award for 2014
- 'France Contentious IP Firm of the Year' Award for 2014
ROKH received the Award at the Managing Intellectual Property 9th Global Awards for
- 'Germany - Patent Contentious Firm of the Year' Award for 2014'.
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2014
Hoyng Monegier LLP ‘truly thinks with clients to meet business strategies’.
‘One of the best’, comprehensive IP boutique Hoyng Monegier LLP’s ‘excellent’ team is ‘knowledgeable’, ‘responsive’ and ‘business-oriented’, and is especially well regarded for its capability in contentious matters.
In a 'class of its own', Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is 'creative, solution and client oriented'. It represents a robust alternative to larger firms, having as it does an 'enormous degree of specialisation' as well as 'excellent resources to handle comprehensive proceedings', particularly regarding telecoms, pharmaceuticals and mechanical engineering. The practice is representing Samsung in several litigation and arbitration cases against various counterparties including Osram. The team is representing Nokia in litigation against HTC, RIM (now BlackBerry) and Viewsonic.
The team can draw on ‘a solid network of firms worldwide’, and has an expanding client base.
Hoyng Monegier LLP’s eight-lawyer team is involved in several multi-jurisdictional patent litigation disputes in the defence and telecoms sectors. The firm also has strong trade mark expertise and advises a prominent client base including L’Oréal, Lagardère, and Philips.
MIP IP STARS HANDBOOK - PATENTS 2014
Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is able to skilfully plan, coordinate and conduct multinational lawsuits in which it 'goes above and beyond the call of duty'; it is one of the best in Europe for patent litigation crossing all technical fields. The staff list is a roll call of accomplished names in German IP. (...) Clients 'love' the firm and appreciate 'consistently high levels of service' and have noticed that 'the firm has a pleasant culture; all the associates have been very impressive. It is clear that the partners nurture their future successors well'.
WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW 2014
Client satisfaction abounds at this resoundingly successful regional boutique: “It is incredibly shrewd and confident – it gives clear direction in all matters and attorneys make themselves available around the clock to answer questions.” Cross-border trademark disputes are a specialty, and it has notched up a string of impressive results with the support of its network of offices in key European cities.
“Major new player” Hoyng Monegier rose from the ashes of Howrey to become one of Belgium’s most successful IP boutiques. “It has a model that works-few questioned its potential when it began and just a couple of years it has cemented a strong position on the market.”
“Apart from having huge expertise and being able to deliver very clear and pragmatic advice, Hoyng Monegier’s strength is built around a keen understanding of a client’s need and a business savvy that makes it great to work with.” Litigation, infringement and unfair competition are its meat and drink. Its footprint across the European Union through a network of five-star offices is a valuable benefit for its many multinational patrons.
Boutique Hoyng Monegier has triumphed over adversity: despite opening doors in one of the toughest economic climates in recent history, its practice is flourishing. Its success is due in part to its loyal client basis, many of which followed its attorneys after the dissolution of Howrey: “Something radical happened: a valued firm reformed.” Today, “it represents top-tier clients-highly recommended”.
IAM PATENT 1000 2014
Hoyng Monegier has gone from strength to strength since it opened its doors three years ago, with a phalanx of new attorneys joining in 2013. “The team is responsive, strategic and extremely creative. They bring passion to their work.” “Every practitioner exhibits mastery of substantive legal matters and great knowledge and experience.”
Its customer base is a who’s who of international business leaders and includes top names from the pharmaceutical and high-technology sectors. The patent division is unmatched in size and strength, with more of its attorneys featured in the tables than any of its local competitors.
“The ultimate success story,” Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft has emerged in recent years as the undisputed champion of the Dusseldorf scene. “It has 10 times the number of cases than the next rival and nearly every significant law firm faced it at least once in 2013. (...) It is difficult to highlight any one individual at this firm, because they are all of such fine quality.”
The inimitable Hoyng Monegier is perceived as one of Europe’s most forward-thinking and dynamic IP boutiques.
European IP heavyweight Hoyng Monegier set up shop in Spain in 2011 and quickly built up an impressive litigation practice.
WHO'S WHO LEGAL - GERMANY 2014
Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft once again emerges as the leading firm in our research fielding six nominees.
JUVE GERMAN COMMERCIAL LAW FIRMS 2014
ROKH defended its strong position as one of the leading patent litigation practices with steady development at a very high level. The firm delivered an enormous number of proceedings, incl. major proceedings for Nokia. Practically all of the younger partners boast pronounced expertise for litigation in the telecoms, electronics or pharmaceuticals sectors.
Trademarks and Design, Unfair Competition
Alongside a steady base of Mittelstand clients, the respected pratice for trademarks and unfair competition around Schmitz is a specialist for complex cases, which are frequently fought before the highest German and European courts.
MIP GLOBAL AWARDS 2013
Hoyng Monegier received two awards at the Managing Intellectual Property 8th Global Awards ceremony:
- 'Europe - Patents - Life Sciences IP Firm of the Year' Award for 2013
- 'France Contentious IP Firm of the Year' Award for 2013
CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2013
(Hoyng Monegier): "Glowing client feedback and increased workload propel this IP boutique up the rankings this year. The group acts out of Brussels, Amsterdam, Madrid and Paris, and is active across a vast array of sectors from fashion and media to life sciences and telecoms. Litigation is a notable strength, with the firm representing household names in a number of patent and trade mark disputes. The group is also adept at handling non-contentious matters, advising on complete IP portfolios across multiple jurisdictions. A recent highlight involved acting on behalf of Saint-Gobain in a patent infringement case brought against Knauf. Other prominent clients include AstraZeneca, Imperial Tobacco and GlaxoSmithKline.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients):
Sources say: "A pragmatic team with a business-focused outlook and wide-ranging experience." "Helpful and reactive, the staff are great at clearly explaining legal matters to non-lawyers."
(ROKH): "This market-leading IP boutique continues to impress clients and peers alike with its prowess in patent litigation. Working out of Düsseldorf, the team advises a broad mix of local and international clients especially in the fields of telecoms, electronic and pharmaceutical industries. Illustrative clients include Deutsche Telekom and Nokia.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): "An excellent firm with a very high degree of service. The firm is using its resources very efficently and offers good value for money."
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2013
“Hoyng Monegier LLP has ‘a flexible, creative and intelligent team with a practical approach to litigation’. ”
The ‘extremely good’ Hoyng Monegier LLP has gone from strength to strength since opening in January 2011, and has gained a number of high-profile clients since.”
“Boutique firm Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft has ‘an extremely strong market position’, maintains ‘a continuously high caseload’ and attracts ‘substantial cross-border work for a boutique’, particularly thanks to its deep expertise spanning pharmaceuticals, telecoms and electronics IP. Highlights were representing Nokia against HTC; and Samsung against Osram regarding LED technology.”
“Hoyng Monegier LLP has ‘in-depth expertise’ and can call on other offices across Europe.”
"European IP heavyweight Hoyng Monegier set up shop in Spain in 2011 and quickly built up an impressive litigation practice."
MIP HANDBOOK 2013
Contentious IP specialist Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is known for its outstanding patent litigators. (...) The firm's 19 lawyers are based in Düsseldorf, but also have an office in Mannheim to work from when a case necessitates it. It has a strong international client base which includes important names from the telecommunication, electronics and pharmaceutical industries. (...) Clients and competitors agree the firm is "one of the top three litigation boutiques in Germany". A Clifford Chance spin-off, one client says it retains the "expertise you would get from a magic circle firm" while offering a "more personal approach" that comes with smaller operations. Another client remarks: "It is really an excellent firm. It is highly experienced and has a great team. It has six partners and a very good mix of generations."
IAM PATENT 1000 2013
Rights holders "have no hesitation in recommending Hoyng Monegier - they are the best IP boutique on the Continent. The overall quality across their four offices is second to none".
"It is unique among its competitors in offering top-tier patent litigation skills alongside deep-seated prosecution know-how. Clients profit from seamless integration of the two departments."
"The 'aggressive and positive' team is top of the list for many of the world's leading pharmaceutical innovators."
"Bleeding-edge IP boutique Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is 'certainly the first choice for patent litigation in Germany.' 'Creativity, flexibility, quick reactions and cost efficiency' are its calling cards; it 'attains the highest standard of quality, while it has sufficient manpower to handle projects of any size'. (...) It has secured stunning results for telecommunications clients and companies in other high-technology areas, proving 'exceptional at exploiting the weaknesses of the other side and really playing hardball'."
"The firm occupies an unusual space in the French market, situated between compact boutiques and global commercial powerhouses. Clients suggest this is "a fantastic position."
"As well as accepting incoming work from across the firm network, its cadre of experienced practitioners are highly sought after in their own rights "..." a group that is particularly well versed in contentious patent matters."
JUVE GERMAN COMMERCIAL LAW FIRMS 2013
Involved in virtually all of the major proceedings of the year, this Düsseldorf IP firm remains one of the leading patent litigation practices. ROKH not only boasts prestigious litigation clients, e.g. Nokia, Samsung and T-Mobile, but also conducts a large number of proceedings, primarily related to telecoms, electronics and pharmaceuticals.
Trademarks and Design, Unfair Competition
This IP boutique is respected in trademarks and unfair competition and is frequently active in litigation, alongside much advisory work. The lawyers work for regular clients, e.g. Katjes and recently landed some notable new clients, among them Oscar de la Renta. Schmitz and his team have an advantage in their close ties to the patents practice.