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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Gold - Firms

“HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is the top boutique in France and has an excellent reputation.” The firm also has offices in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium, along with a robust international network of attorneys, allowing the group to advise patrons across the globe. The French team offers the gamut of trademark services but is at its best when acting in high-stakes cross-border disputes. Spearheading the practice are Sophie Micallef and Marie Georges-Picot. “Sophie gives clear, straightforward and business-oriented advice. She is solutions focused, incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to work with.” Georges-Picot is a contentious and transactional ace, who handles a blend of high-profile litigation, licensing and M&A work. Also recommended is Denis Monégier du Sorbier, a founding member of the ensemble. Patents, trademarks and unfair competition are some of his many strengths.

Bronze - Firms

HOYGN ROKH MONEGIER is one of the leading IP boutiques in Europe and it handles some of the most complex and prominent cases on the continent. In Belgium, the team expertly assists its clientele in trademark litigation, as well as having considerable experience in copyright, design and unfair competition matters. Holding down the fort, Fabienne Brison is one of the firm’s founding partners. Equally adept at the negotiating table as she is in court, she has sharpened her advocacy skills to a fine point. Recently, she represented Belgian company Promeco in a trademark infringement.

Gold - Firms

European IP powerhouse HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is known for its flawless cross-border assistance, deep knowledge and reliable service. For multi-jurisdictional tasks, the boutique has built a superb and well-resourced practice that is accessible through a single point of contact, a system that Philips takes full advantage of in the Netherlands. Department head Joris van Manen has been representing the company in a cross-border dispute against Lidl, along with teammates Frank Eijsvogels, Willem Hoyng and Laura Fresco. That is not the only matter keeping the team occupied though: van Manen has obtained a successful decision on behalf of Samsung in an EU-wide trademark litigation; Eijsvogels and Hoyng achieved a landmark Dutch Supreme Court decision on behalf of Hennes & Mauritz against Adidas; and Fresco represented Abbott against several Holland Trading Group companies regarding its trade in US counterfeit diabetes test strips.

Silver - Firms

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER brings together over 100 IP professionals in Germany, France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands to offer a truly pan-European service to its patrons. The German group comprises 29 experts in intellectual property, who can provide the gamut of soft IP services, focusing on offering a strategic and commercially focused approach. Some of the top names that entrust the team include Liverpool Football Club and Lenovo, both of which are represented by Mathis Breuer. “Mathis is one of the fastest and most reliable lawyers in Germany. He knows trademark law inside out, thinks strategically and keeps his clients’ business interests in mind at all times. Mathis is a great attorney, who is certainly one of the very best in the market.” Thomas Schmitz also works on the Liverpool Football Club brief. “Thomas provides pragmatic counselling and has the ability to quickly evaluate a matter and recommend a clear course of action. He is a brilliant litigator and negotiator, creative and business minded. Thomas is a top-notch attorney and an invaluable asset to his clients.” Also on board is Christina Tenbrock, whose impressive roster of patrons includes GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda and Samsung. Also playing a key role on the Takeda and Samsung mandates is WTR 1000 debutant Ivan Dimitrov. “Ivan is very dedicated and professional, and has an impressive level of attention to detail when it comes to creating and implementing prosecution strategies.”

Silver - Firms: enforcement and litigation

Gold - Firms: prosecution and strategy

“HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER provides commercially minded and astute advice across a variety of industries and for significantly large corporations. Its practitioners are instrumental in achieving successful decisions in contentious matters, and they move quickly to offer comprehensive advice in complex matters — no problem is too great for them. They are a delight to work with.” Leading the team on the prosecution front is Laura Alonso, a “remarkable professional who is widely recognised for her work in the IP legal sector”. Recently she teamed up with Alicia Martín to assist Campbell Soup Company with the protection and enforcement of its trademark’s rights at the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office and the EUIPO. On the enforcement front, Luis Fernández-Novoa is in charge and, alongside Laura Cantero, has been busy successfully representing multinational pharmaceutical company Merck & Co in unfair competition litigation against Bayer. Also excellent contacts for when things get contentious are Álvaro Velázquez and José Antonio Sanmartín, both of whom repeatedly proven their mettle in court. When the stakes are high, the duo litigate tenaciously.

Firm Profile

The firm

Intellectual property is our passion. We are driven by ideas and innovation. We work tirelessly to protect innovation and help our clients change the world around us.

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a specialised European IP law boutique created in 2015 when the well-established top-tier IP firms Hoyng Monegier and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft (ROKH) decided to join forces. In 2019, the firm teamed up with French patent litigation boutique, Véron & Associés. Today HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER has more than 100 passionate IP professionals with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Lyon, Madrid, Mannheim (branch office), Munich and Paris. In the full belief that there can be no compromise on legal quality, the firm chooses to dedicate its practice entirely to intellectual property and related regulatory issues. But we also have the technical background and expertise to deal with the most challenging technologies often involved in IP disputes. Our experience and pioneering mentality unite in the ground-breaking cases that we handle across borders. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is the go-to IP law firm in Europe.


In all its locations HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER services the needs of clients in IP law, including patents and trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and design rights, arbitration and mediation, as well as in related fields such as pharmaceutical regulatory law, unfair competition, IT and data protection law, media and advertising law and all IP-related contracts.

In patent law, our focus helps clients to develop an astute strategy to protect and enforce their patents, based on thorough technical knowledge, excellent advocacy skills and a drive to win each and every case. We have top-tier patent litigators in all major patent jurisdictions across continental Europe. The patent litigation team consists of more than 30 partners, whose experience and proven track record have resulted in HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER being consistently recognised as one of Europe’s leading patent litigation law firms.

The patent focus lies particularly in the technical areas of electronics and telecoms, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, automotive and optics, with decades of proven expertise. The firm also serves all other technical fields, including mechanics, electrical engineering and chemicals.

In addition, in the fields of trademark, copyright and design rights law, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER offers a complete range of services relating to the enforcement, exploitation, assessment and protection of these rights – always at the forefront of new developments. Given the full harmonisation of European trademark and design rights law, we are ideally placed to serve its clients’ needs.

The firm’s trademark specialists assist some of the world’s most famous brands, including in high-profile cases. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER offers the full range of services relating to the enforcement, use, protection and transfer of trademarks, trade names, designs and geographical indications. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER helps its clients devise tailor-made strategies to protect their corporate image and brands and is involved in many high-profile trademark cases. Their lawyers regularly act before the national courts, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the EUIPO, the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, national trademark offices and the WIPO. In addition to being skilled litigators, they are also experienced negotiators, who always strive to achieve the best possible result for their clients.


HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a top-tier IP law firm. It is committed to providing innovative, practical and business-orientated solutions to its clients and all IP issues. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER emphasises the handling of clients’ cases by experienced partners. In large-scale cases, the lawyers work in well-coordinated teams, focused on the individual requirements of each case and with the highest standards of quality, speed, efficiency and cost awareness.

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