Allen & Overy LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded offering across Europe with particularly celebrated practices in the UK, France and Luxembourg. Additional strong practices in Belgium and Slovakia. Adept at handling high-value patent litigation in the life sciences and telecommunications industries. Offers additional experience in trade mark enforcement and portfolio management, as well as in copyright mandates, trade secrets and advice on measures against counterfeit products. Also equipped to handle cross-border transactional IP mandates.

Strengths Clients report that the firm provides good international service by "co-ordinating all cross-border aspects seamlessly."

A client states: "They have outstandingly short reaction times, the solution is always presented in a way that I can directly forward it on, so irrespective of whether they are writing to me or a different department, it can be understood; it doesn't need to be translated for non-lawyers."

Work highlights Defended Archos in SEP litigation proceedings brought by Philips in the Netherlands, Germany and France.

Notable practitioners

London-based David Stone is the firm's global head of IP and is a key contact for the firm's European practice.