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Intellectual Property Disputes

Allen & Overy is well known for its precedent-setting intellectual property disputes advice. We represent clients worldwide, at the highest level, in the many different courts and tribunals key to IP matters.

A&O’s global IP team understands how to exploit the procedural and tactical possibilities that different forums offer, coordinating regional and global litigation and settlement strategies to achieve the right business outcomes for clients.

A firm technical understanding of underlying IP assets is crucial. Many of our team members have technical backgrounds and industry experience to advise with confidence in cases involving the most complex science and technology.

Antitrust issues and arbitration considerations are also increasingly important in IP disputes: we work with our top-tier antitrust and arbitration practices to deliver a seamless service.

Our multi-jurisdictional litigation experience covers all areas of IP, including:

  • Major patent litigation, including in the life sciences and technology sectors
  • Trade mark litigation at all levels
  • Trade secrets litigation, particularly in the finance and telecoms fields
  • Design and copyright litigation, often with an emphasis on digital rights

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telecommunication technology

News: 16 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy berät Charterhouse Capital Partners beim Erwerb der Telio-Gruppe

Allen & Overy hat Charterhouse Capital Partners beim Erwerb des Telekommunikations- und Software-Unternehmens Telio von der Deutschen Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) beraten. Die DBAG investiert einen Teil des…

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sanitary ware

News: 14 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy berät die Roca Group beim Erwerb von SANIT

Allen & Overy hat die Roca Group, ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen in Design, Herstellung und Vertrieb von Produkten für den Badbereich, beim Erwerb der auf Sanitärinstallationssysteme…

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pharma industry patents

Publications: 09 JUNE 2021

Verfahrenspatente – Papiertiger oder wirksame Schutzrechte?

Gedanken zur „hinreichenden Wahrscheinlichkeit” i.S.d. § 140c PatG

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stainless steel recycling

News: 11 MAY 2021

Haniel verkauft ELG mit Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy berät die Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH bei der Veräußerung der ELG Haniel GmbH („ELG“) an den luxemburgischen Stahlhersteller Aperam S.A.

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