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HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

Intellectual Property

7 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dominant boutique with wide-ranging IP expertise. Market leader in cutting-edge patent litigation in the technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors, frequently acting for originators. Experience also includes trade mark protection and ownership, anti-counterfeiting and copyright infringement mandates, as well as design and personality rights proceedings. Further expertise includes acting before the Dutch Supreme Court on patent litigation and validity proceedings.

Strengths

One interviewee enthuses that the lawyers are "market leaders" and that the firm is "clearly the best" for intellectual property litigation.

Clients value the firm for its dexterity, one characterising it as "always available, quick and flexible in providing different options."

Another client flags up its particular sector knowledge in life sciences, reporting its "great experience in understanding the general business of pharmaceutical companies so there is no need to spend time explaining what we are expecting from the legal action."

Work highlights

Represented Wendy's in a trade mark litigation against a Dutch snack bar.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic" Bart van den Broek has a strong practice representing technology sector clients in patent litigation. His foresight is appreciated by clients, one suggesting that "he is a very good strategist and digs deeply into the case in order to anticipate arguments by the other side."

Joris Van Manen advises on trade mark and copyright disputes, particularly those pertaining to the technology and media sectors. His ability in cross-border cases is appreciated by interviewees, with one reporting that he is "extremely efficient in coordinating multinational proceedings, mastering the variety and ambiguity of different legal systems."

Laura Fresco assists with trade mark and copyright conflicts. She is esteemed by market sources for her advocacy skills, one casting her as "a good speaker." Her client roster includes multinationals from the technology, hospitality, and food and beverage sectors. Clients describe her as "very quick and intelligent."

Simon Dack frequently assists life sciences clients with patent litigation, including invalidity, second medical use and anti-counterfeiting cases. Commentators draw attention to his meticulous style, one calling him "a very sharp lawyer," while another adds that he is "someone who is very well prepared."

Theo Blomme assists clients from the life sciences sector with patent disputes, notably in relation to blockbuster drugs. His enthusiasm is highlighted by market commentators, with one observing that "he loves patent litigation, he loves his job."

Willem Hoyng is well practised in disputes ranging from patent infringement proceedings to copyright litigation. His communication skills are emphasised by market commentators, one explaining how he "has the gift of explaining complicated things in a very comprehensible and accessible manner."

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright


Joris Van Manen
Band 2
Laura Fresco
Up and Coming
Willem Hoyng
Senior Statespeople

Intellectual Property: Patent


Bart van den Broek
Band 1
Simon Dack
Band 2
Theo Blomme
Band 3

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