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Legal 500 Germany: HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is ranked in 'tier 1 of German patent litigation firms'

30 November 2017
Thu, 11/30/2017 (All day)

According to the current ranking of Legal 500 Germany, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER continues to be ranked in ‘tier 1 of German patent litigation firms' in the field of Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation. Clients particularly highlight the 'excellent knowledge of the industry' and 'targeted, practice-oriented advice’, as well as the 'high level of business sense' and 'the right leverage of experienced partners and very good associates'.
 
In addition, the firm is recommended in particular "for advice in the electronics sector on the interface to antitrust law, but continues to be very well positioned in mechanical engineering and life sciences. The strength of the telecommunications team is evident in the ongoing advice in two infringement proceedings for Telekom Deutschland. In addition, OpenTV was advised in a noteworthy infringement case against Apple for iOS and MacOS-based devices, including coordination of the relevant border seizure proceedings. Also, Nokia is regularly advised on the entire range of patent law. In addition to Christian Osterrieth, who is ‘particularly experienced in trial law’, the outstanding negotiator' Kay Kasper, and the 'excellent' Martin Köhler are also recommended. Klaus Haft, who is ‘one of the best German patent litigators’ is an 'excellent project manager' and 'always has an overview’. Stefan Richter is 'legally and technically always up to date, while remaining always calm and objective and reliable'."
 
With Klaus Haft and Thomas W. Reimann, the firm has two experienced lawyers in the field of "leading names".
 
Hoyng Rokh Monegier is ‘definitely recommended’ in the field of Trademarks and Unfair Competition law as well. “The team led by Thomas H. Schmitz, which also includes Counsel Sandra Stolzenburg-Wiemer, stands out for its ‘very good sector knowledge and experience in the cosmetics industry'. Dr. Wurt Wolff, hair and body care manufacturer, was advised on both trademark and competition law proceedings, and sanitary installations manufacturer Mepa was advised by the law firm on design law issues".
 
The research of The Legal 500 Germany is based on hundreds of interviews conducted with legal professionals each year and surveys of 14,000 clients by our independent team of experienced editors. This research is then analysed in detail, allowing for comprehensive and thorough evaluation of the strengths and capabilities of law firms in a variety of practice areas. The guide for Germany's leading law firms offers a comprehensive overview of some 400 commercial law firms and 2,700 lawyers in Germany.

  • HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER’s Spanish team secured another success for French clothing brand HARTFORD before the European Union Trademark (EUTM) Courts in Alicante in trademark infringement and invalidity proceedings filed against Spanish optics company DIVARO (Navarro Óptico).
  • HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER’s Spanish team successfully represented the fashion group G-STAR RAW in European Union trade mark (EUTM) infringement litigation against the Spanish fashion retail group MANGO, for unauthorized use made in the EU of its “RAW” trademark on clothing and accessories.
  • Click here to view an article "Spain's fast track for preliminary injunction procedures" written by Madrid partner Alvaro Velazquez, commenting the Fractus SA v. Shenzhen Doke Electronic Co, rendered by the Commercial Court nr 5 of Barcelona in February 2017.
  • The Paris office of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is reinforcing its life sciences practice with the arrival of partner Anne Servoir. Anne Servoir started her career in the competition law department of CMS-Bureau Francis Lefebvre, where she developed a practice focused on regulatory issues in various industries ranging from telecommunications to pharmaceuticals. She later joined INTUITY, a boutique life sciences firm.
  • On 12 September 2017, the preliminary relief judge of the district court of The Hague issued an injunction against two Dutch entities of the McCain group, preventing them from the manufacture and sale of McCain’s new potato product “Rustic Twist” in the European Union.