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.

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  • In the context of the Fast Action Protocol adopted for the 2018 Mobile World Congress (a special protocol set up in 2015 by the Judiciary for that event, which introduces a “fast-track” procedure to handle applications for preliminary injunction), HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER has obtained ex parte preliminary injunctions against three Chinese companies for patent infringement on behalf of leading antenna technology company FRACTUS. The injunction applications included a prior request for urgent verification of facts (saisie-type of proceedings).
  • HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER's Madrid office won a resounding victory for six major movie and TV studios - Columbia (Sony Pictures), Disney, Paramount, Fox, Universal and Warner - under the coordination of the Motion Picture Association (MPA). José A. Sanmartín, Laura Cantero and Carmen Amor represented the studios in this matter.
  • On 16 February 2018, Barcelona Commercial Court No. 5 issued a preliminary injunction against WIKO that prevents it from continuing the alleged infringement of FRACTUS’ patent rights.