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Crowell & Moring LLP

Life Sciences

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What the team is known for

Assists clients with market authorisation and product marketing matters. Represents clients in cooperation agreements and licensing disputes, as well as advising on the Belgian regulatory requirements of establishing medical device companies. Works alongside the firm's highly regarded intellectual property team to represent clients from the life sciences sector in litigation relating to patent infringement.

Strengths

A client appreciates "the team's excellent communication skills, approachability and high quality."

Work highlights

Advised the founders of Gear Up Medical on the regulatory compliance aspects of forming a new company producing ventilators.

Notable practitioners

Kristof Roox assists clients with collaboration agreements and disputes concerning marketing authorisations and licensing agreements. He also handles matters involving the export of medical equipment. Additionally, Roox assists pharmaceutical companies with patent litigation matters.

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Overview

We offer our clients all the legal services they require for the running of their business. This includes regulatory and IP litigation support, and advice on competition, corporate, commercial and employment matters.

We have a detailed understanding of the Belgian and EU regulatory framework relating to this sector and advise and litigate on issues relating to marketing authorizations, pricing and reimbursement decisions, legislative reforms, off-label use questions, parallel import, etc. We also advise on the marketing and advertising of medicinal products, including compliance with the applicable rules and codes of conduct, restrictions regarding promotional offers and hospitality towards health care providers, internal audits, and drafting of company guidelines.

We provide creative advice on all aspects of IP law. We help clients launch successful strategies and represent them in litigation relating to the validity and infringement of patents and supplementary protection certificates and on trademark issues relating to parallel imports. We assist them with the negotiation and drafting of licenses, R&D, consortium and other collaboration agreements. We handle disputes (often complex and cross-border), such as patent, SPC and trademark litigation, using a creative and innovative approach. We are also one of Belgium’s leading practices when it comes to pre-trial discovery and preliminary injunction proceedings (‘saisie-contrefaçon’).

Members

Bussé, Judith

Desnyder, Ellen

Mariano, Matteo

Meyer, Gunther

Roox, Kristof

Truong, Linh

Clients

Alcon Research

Eurogenerics

Exeltis

Fresenius Medical Care

Honeywell

Insud Pharma

Medicines for Europe

Mithra Pharmaceuticals

MS Data Alliance

Mylan

Novartis

Pharma Patent

Sandoz

Synthon

Teva

Zentiva

Life Sciences

Crowell & Moring LLP

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Location

Rue Joseph Stevens 7

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1000

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Belgium

Life Sciences: Domestic


Kristof Roox
Band 3