Aerospace, automotive & marine

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER has been active in the aerospace, automotive and marine sectors for decades. We have handled matters involving combustion engines, brake systems, windshield wipers, spare parts, LED lighting, shock absorbers, connectivity systems, green technology, security systems and self-driving cars. Our technical expertise extends from jet engine design to airline seats and from defence systems to radar and fishing technology.

Our intellectual property specialists have extensive experience in the aerospace, automotive and marine sectors and an in-depth understanding not only of the technical and legal aspects but also of the dynamics that drive these markets. Our clients benefit from our experience in the continuously growing field of mobility and connectivity, be it in the courtroom or before an arbitral tribunal. We have extensive experience litigating large portfolios of standard essential patents and negotiating licensing deals for SEP and non-SEP portfolios of all sizes.

We advise and represent clients in relation to the development, acquisition, enforcement and defence of intellectual property rights and are familiar with the complex relationships between suppliers and manufacturers, dealers and competitors, as well as between long-standing incumbents and disruptive newcomers. Our legal services span the entire life cycle of intellectual property rights, from technical research and development and product design to market entry, distribution and competition. Our services and expertise extend beyond the protection and enforcement of technical inventions; we also advise on issues related to trade marks, designs, copyright, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting measures, parallel trade, customs seizures, licensing agreements and disputes, R&D and technology transfer agreements, and product liability.

    • Enforcing a portfolio of patents and utility models in Europe for a leading sonar equipment manufacturer, with parallel ITC and US proceedings.
    • Advising global car manufacturers on parallel import issues for (modified) spare parts.
    • Conducting patent litigation regarding race cars.
    • Conducting patent litigation relating to a new type of landing gear for a leading manufacturer of civil helicopters.
    • Advising on the protection and enforcement of a unique interior design for aircraft cabins based on patents, designs and unfair competition law as well as trade secrets.
    • Representing a global car manufacturer supplier in cross-border patent and trade secret litigation relating to frequency-dependent shock absorbers.
    • Representing a global car manufacturer supplier in large-scale patent portfolio litigation relating to navigation systems and diesel pumps.
    • Advising a Japanese marine sonar manufacturer on its patent portfolio.

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