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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER scoops up 4 Managing IP Awards

London
8 March 2018
Thu, 03/08/2018 (All day)

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER’s team scooped up 4 awards during last night’s Managing IP Awards ceremony, which was held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Fabienne Brison (Partner, Brussels office), Joris van Manen (Partner, Amsterdam office)  and Alexa Gautherot (Associate, Paris office) represented the firm and accepted the following awards:

  • Europe Copyright Firm of the Year
  • France Patent Contentious Firm of the Year
  • Netherlands Patent Contentious Firm of the Year
  • Belgium Copyright Firm of the Year

The Managing IP awards were organized for the 14th time, firms are nominated following independent research.

  • On 27 November 2018 the Court of Appeal of The Hague in the Netherlands reversed the first instance court’s decision, confirming the validity of AstraZeneca’s patents on their breast cancer drug Faslodex® and reinstating the earlier injunction against Sandoz in PI proceedings.
  • In the landmark Philips Nokia judgement of 1 December 2011 (joined cases C 446/09 and C 495/09) the CJEU responded to a referral by the Antwerp Court of First Instance that in the context of an infringement action it is up to the holder of the intellectual property right to demonstrate that the allegedly infringing goods are intended to be put on sale in the European Union.
  • The EUIPO has released its long awaited “Study on legislative measures related to online IPR infringements”, Carina Gommers and Stephanie Hermoye drafted the Belgian submission on civil measures.
  • Juan José Marín, Full Professor of Civil Law and founder of the Law Offices of Juan José Marín, brings his intellectual property expertise to HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, where he will lead the copyright practice group.
  • Fabienne Brison is pleased to announce the publication of the 4th edition of "Huldeboek/Hommage à Jan Corbet: Het Belgische auteursrecht. Artikelsgewijze commentaar / Le droit d'auteur belge. Commentaire par article", published by Larcier.