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Silver - Individuals: litigation
Flawless cross-border cooperation, impeccable expertise and a dependable service are all staples of European IP powerhouse HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER. The international boutique has established an outstanding and well-resourced cross-border practice that is accessible through a single point of contact – a crucial arrangement for multi-jurisdictional briefs and something veterinary pharmaceutical group CEVA has taken full advantage of in Spain. “An excellent and tenacious litigator”, Luis Fernández-Novoa has been representing the company in a large-scale, cross-border dispute against Bayer, and collaborates seamlessly with colleagues in Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands to take on what is thought to be the largest veterinary product patent case ever. He also teamed up with José Antonio Sanmartín to successfully defend Huawei in a patent infringement, unfair competition and breach of contract case brought by TOT Power Control. “Lawyers must think like a business. Clients are not interested in theoretical legal analysis but in practical strategy, and both Luis and José provide just that.” Bringing his own strategic and commercial acumen to the table is Álvaro Velázquez. “A diligent and responsive lawyer”, he has been acting on behalf of Philips in a conflict regarding its portfolio of essential and non-essentialpatents.