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Intellectual Property Department

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Armand Killan is "responsive, knowledgeable and nice to work with," according to clients. Killan regularly advises international clients and offers patent expertise encompassing the electronics, life sciences and food and beverages industries. He acted for Nokia on a number of high-profile patent actions against Apple.

Manon Rieger-Jansen principally focuses on trade mark prosecution and litigation, with additional experience in anti-counterfeiting and parallel trade matters. Clients appreciate that she is informed on the latest developments in the market, highlighting her "vision of trending and current trade mark issues," as well as her "effective way of communicating."

Marc van Wijngaarden is particularly well versed in patent proceedings concerning life sciences and medical devices. He acts on both domestic and cross-border matters, and represented B. Braun in patent proceedings against Becton Dickinson.