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1 June 2015
Mon, 06/01/2015 (All day)

Top-tier IP-boutiques HOYNG MONEGIER and REIMANN OSTERRIETH KÖHLER HAFT (ROKH) are joining forces and will become HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

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This is the result of a proven, long-standing, and valued working relationship between the two law firms. We will be operational in the course of 2015.

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER will have offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Madrid, Mannheim (branch office) and Paris. Our experienced and motivated team consists of about 100 IP professionals, 36 of whom are partners.

In all of its locations HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER will service the needs of clients in the field of intellectual property law, including patents and trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and design rights, as well as in related fields, such as pharmaceutical regulatory law.

A particular strength of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is cross-border intellectual property litigation.

In patent law, the focus of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER lies in particular on the technical areas of electronics and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, automotive and optics, with decades of proven expertise. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER will also serve all other technical fields, including mechanics, electrical engineering and chemicals. With its highly international orientation, enlarged European presence and increased strength and depth, we are well placed for representing clients before the future Unified Patent Court (UPC). The Amsterdam office also provides patent prosecution services.

In addition, in the fields of trademark, copyright and design right law, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER offers a complete range of services relating to the enforcement, exploitation, assessment and protection of these rights, always at the forefront of new developments. Given the full harmonization of European trademark and design right law we are ideally placed to serve the needs of our clients. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER advises and represents its clients across a broad range of sectors including food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, industrial design, media, entertainment & publishing.

Finally HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER offers its clients full service also in IP-related fields such as pharmaceutical regulatory law, competition law, unfair competition law, media law, advertising law, and IP related contracts.

"With the joining of forces of two top-tier IP boutiques and the enlarged footprint in the strongest European IP markets, we aim to be the top IP player in Europe", says Willem Hoyng, founding partner of HOYNG MONEGIER. "We are looking forward to bundling our experience and competence with ROKH, so as to offer our clients the best possible IP services".

"We founded REIMANN OSTERRIETH KÖHLER HAFT in 2004 because we felt the need to change our environment at the time to be able to work more successfully. Above all, we wanted to be a highly specialised IP-boutique, as this appeared to be the model most convincing to our clients and us personally. The fact that we have meanwhile become one of the top law firms for IP in the most important legal market in Europe confirms that our forecast was right", says Dr. Thomas W. Reimann, founding partner of ROKH. "Today, we are happy to have found a strong partner in HOYNG MONEGIER, a firm that shares our values and goals, allowing us to become a European player in IP law to successfully shape the future with us for our clients."

REIMANN OSTERRIETH KÖHLER HAFT (ROKH) is a law firm specialising exclusively in the field of intellectual property law, with many years of experience in particular in infringement and validity proceedings relating to patents, know-how and trade secrets, as well as in trademark and design infringement, competition law and copyright law proceedings. This forms the basis for its extensive litigation work before all relevant German Courts including the Federal Supreme Court, the German and European Patent Office and the European Court of Justice. www.rokh-ip.com

To know more about this or if you have any question, please contact

Willem Hoyng (Amsterdam)
+31 20 592 4415

Carl de Meyer (Brussels)
+32 2 740 00 03

Christine Kanz (Düsseldorf)
+49 (0) 211 550 22 320

Luis Fernández-Novoa (Madrid)
+34 91 521 85 86

Sophie Micallef (Paris)
+33 1 40 69 56 78

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