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  • On 5 July 2011, the District Court of the Hague in preliminary injunction proceedings ruled that the department store C&A infringes on the trademark rights of the popular urban fashion designer G-Star Raw with its “D STR” clothing line.
  • After only 6 months in existence, HOYNG MONEGIER is prominently featured in the latest rankings of the most respected of the legal directories.
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group held their inaugural Women in Business Law Awards in London on 29 June 2011. We are delighted to announce that our office in Brussels picked up the best Firm in Belgium Award.
  • The Commercial Court no. 1 of La Coruña has accepted, in full, the claim filed by our client PETER TABOADA, against competitor Quantum Ingeniería Europea, in regard to unfair competition, infringement of registered design rights and infringement of copyright.
  • On 20 April, the District Court of the Hague rendered judgment in the ongoing battle regarding the PINK RIBBON trademarks of the Pink Ribbon Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
  • HOYNG MONEGIER acted for Gimv (previously Halder Holdings BV) who argued that the Community Trade Mark “ALDER CAPITAL” was invalid in light of Gimv's earlier HALDER trademarks and trade names. Alders’ action was dismissed and they were ordered to pay Gimv’s costs before the General Court and the EUIPO Board of Appeal.
  • On 10 March 2011, Sony obtained an important victory in preliminary injunction proceedings against LG Electronics (“LGE”) before the President of the District Court The Hague, The Netherlands. Subject of the proceedings were about 300.000 PlayStation 3 consoles which were seized by LGE and detained by the Dutch customs authorities at the request of LGE.
  • HOYNG MONEGIER LLP officially opens its doors for business on 01-01-2011. The European intellectual property law boutique opens with four offices, in Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Paris. The firm starts with 19 partners and 30 associates, who advise across the full spectrum of IP issues and industry sectors.
  • New European IP law firm / 10 October 2010
    On 1 January 2011 (1-1-‘11), 12 European partners of the American law firm Howrey LLP are leaving to start up an independent European law firm of Intellectual Property lawyers and patent attorneys.
  • HOYNG MONEGIER has successfully acted for the Dutch Anti-Piracy organisation (BREIN) against two large internet access providers in the Netherlands. Ziggo and XS4ALL have been ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay for its subscribers.