BRUSSELS, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Gunther Meyer [https://www.crowell.com/Professionals/Gunther-Meyer] as senior counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property Group in Brussels. With nearly 20 years of experience, Meyer will advise clients on intellectual property rights, transfer of technology and trade secrets (including knowhow protection). He joins the firm from Eversheds Sutherland, where he led the Brussels Intellectual Property Practice.
"Gunther's experience in Belgian, EU, and international IP and regulatory matters, especially in the life sciences sector, will further strengthen our practice," said Kristof Roox, co-managing partner of the firm's Brussels office and a leader of that office's IP team. "He deepens our bench to advise companies in several sectors, including pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as manufacturers of medical devices, on contentious and non-contentious IP matters. He will also strengthen our trademark and licensing practice."
Meyer handles Belgian and cross-border disputes and litigation, including complex patent cases. He has also been involved in many landmark patent/SPC litigation cases and matters relating to parallel import of medicines in Belgium. At the non-contentious level, Meyer advises clients on negotiating and drafting licensing, R&D, consortium, and other types of IP collaboration agreements. He advises both national and multinational clients in a variety of sectors.
"Crowell & Moring is a leader in IP law," Meyer said. "I am excited to join the firm and look forward to working with the firm's lawyers to expand our capabilities in Europe."
Meyer is a member of several national and international professional organisations in his field of practice. He is also a member of the editorial board of Revue de droit intellectuel - L'ingénieur conseil/Tijdschrift intellectuele eigendom - Intellectual Property.
Meyer obtained his Lic. Jur. from KU Leuven, his D.E.S. from Université libre de Bruxelles, and his master in IP rights from KULeuven- KUBrussel.
Meyer is the latest notable practitioner to join the Brussels office, following the arrival of leading privacy and cybersecurity senior counsel Maarten Stassen [https://www.crowell.com/Professionals/Maarten-Stassen], an authority on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and senior counsel Jules Stuyck [https://www.crowell.com/professionals/Jules-Stuyck], a recognized antitrust and advertising lawyer.
Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property Group Crowell & Moring's IP Group helps clients both across the United States and in Europe realize the full value of their intellectual property and defend it against unauthorized use. The vast majority of our lawyers have extensive courtroom and trial experience and present complex ideas in straightforward terms that appeal to judges and juries. The U.S. lawyers appear regularly before district courts across the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and other courts and government agencies. The Brussels lawyers represent clients at all levels of the local civil and criminal court system, up to and including the Court of Justice of the European Union. They also act before all the relevant administrative bodies. Nearly half of the group's lawyers have technical degrees. The group publishes the Trade Secrets Trends blog (crowelltradesecretstrends.com [https://www.crowelltradesecretstrends.com/]).
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