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Crowell & Moring LLP

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team advising originators and generics from the pharmaceutical sector on patent infringement and parallel import cases. Also represents clients in trade mark invalidity and copyright infringement proceedings, as well as in anti-counterfeiting mandates and trade secrets cases. Works alongside members of the firm's TMT department on royalty and copyright matters. Additionally assists with trade mark portfolio management, the IP aspects of market launches and IP contractual matters.

Strengths

One client praises the lawyers for being "very knowledgeable and clear with their recommendations and advice."

Another client appreciates that the lawyers provide "in-depth legal services, in tune with the client."

Work highlights

Represented Sandoz in patent infringement proceedings brought by Biogen, Hoffmann-La Roche and Genentech, following the launch by Sandoz of a generic biosimilar.

Notable practitioners

Jan-Diederik Lindemans handles a range of intellectual property disputes, advising on anti-counterfeiting measures, as well as trade mark and copyright infringement. He also acts for clients on non-contentious matters, including registrations, market launches and licensing. An interviewee calls him a "very intelligent and very good litigator."

The "very friendly and efficient" Kristof Roox is highly sought after by high-profile pharmaceutical clients for patent disputes, parallel import and supplementary protection certificate matters. He also has experience in anti-counterfeiting matters, 3D trade mark infringements and copyright royalties disputes. A client enthuses that Roox is "very strategic and a strong advocate for us in court."

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Overview

Crowell & Moring provides a full array of intellectual property legal services to help companies obtain, manage and enforce their IP rights whatever their commercial field. Our IP lawyers offer a combination of skill and experience across the IP disciplines including patents, supplementary protection certificates, trademarks, designs, domain names and domains, trade secrets and copyrights. Our creative, innovative approach to all IP-related dispute resolution is highly regarded. With the backing of over 60 IP lawyers in our other offices, our practice is truly international in nature.

We have particular experience in cross-border issues, and in designing and implementing strategies for national and complex multi-jurisdictional IP disputes. In Europe we represent clients at all levels of the civil and criminal court system, up to and including the Court of Justice of the European Union, and we act before all relevant administrative bodies. We are also well known for our wide experience in arbitration.

Our lawyers provide counseling on all aspects of IP, including validity, enforcement, freedom-to-operate and infringement issues. We structure, negotiate, and implement IP transactions, including licensing and R&D agreements; we advise on IP portfolio management procedures and design proprietary information protection programs; and we offer training on IP protection, assist clients in establishing internal policing and enforcement policies, and conduct IP due diligence studies.

Members

Lindemans, Jan-Diederik (Head of Department)

Roox, Kristof (Head of Department)

Bussé, Judith

Desnyder, Ellen

Figys, Jurgen

Mariano, Matteo

Truong, Linh

Clients

Delta Light

Effik Benelux

Eurogenerics

Ineos Phenol

Materialise

Mylan

Novartis

Riha

Samsung Bioepis

Sandoz

Stada

Synthon

Syral

Telenet

Tereos

Teva

Zentiva

Industries

Biotechnology

Chemicals

Healthcare

Information Technology

Internet and E-Commerce

Life Sciences

Media & Entertainment

Medical Devices

Pharmaceuticals

Telecommunications

Intellectual Property

Crowell & Moring LLP

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Location

Rue Joseph Stevens 7

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1000

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Intellectual Property


Jan-Diederik Lindemans
Band 4
Kristof Roox
Band 1