Hogan Lovells Wins Top Prize for Excellence in Trade Mark Work in Alicante
19 April 2013
LONDON, 19 APRIL 2013 - Hogan Lovells has been named European Firm of the Year for its OHIM (Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market) work by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine.
OHIM is based in Alicante and is the trade mark and designs registry for the European Union. This is the first time MIP has given this award and we are particularly proud to win it as it recognizes Hogan Lovells' market leading IP practice in Alicante, which is the largest Community trade mark practice of any international law firm.
Our Alicante location so close to OHIM strengthens our ability to manage trade mark and design portfolios as well as co-ordinate and advise on pan-European enforcement of trade mark and designs.
The firm received the prestigious accolade at the Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 17 April 2013.
In addition to the 'Europe: OHIM Work' win, Hogan Lovells was also shortlisted in the following categories:
• International Law firm of the Year
• Germany Contentious
• Italy Contentious
• UK trademark: Contentious
• Europe: Patents – High-Tech
• Europe: Patents – Life Sciences
• Europe: Trade Marks and Designs
For a full list click here.
Hogan Lovells partner Verena von Bomhard, who founded the Alicante office in 1996, said:
"This is a fantastic endorsement of our reputation as a market-leading IP practice. Our dedication to pan-European IP protection for the last 17 years in Alicante and centralising our international know-how in a single office has proven very beneficial for our clients."
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