News: (06.11.2014) Eversheds Makes Significant IP and Life Sciences Appointment in Brussels

06 November 2014

Law firm Eversheds has strengthened its international IP and Life Sciences offering with the hire of partner Gunther Meyer who has joined the firm to lead its intellectual property practice in Belgium. Gunther joins from Benelux law firm Stibbe.

A specialist in intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, know-how protection and pharmaceutical law, Gunther’s expertise lies in assisting clients in national and international cross-border litigation and providing them strategic advice.

Gunther has been involved in a number of Belgium’s landmark patent litigation cases across a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, chemical and bio-tech in addition to numerous trademark and design cases. He has also been appointed as a co-panellist in .eu domain names ADR-disputes, and has assisted clients in negotiating licensing, consortium and other agreements concerning intellectual property rights.

Gunther is a regular speaker on intellectual property rights and pharmaceutical law. He was recently editor and co-author of a book on procedural aspects on intellectual property rights. He is also a member of associations and organisations in the area of intellectual property rights including the European Patent Lawyers Association, Licensing Executives Society Benelux, the European Communities Trade Mark Association and International Trade Mark Association.

Simon Crossley, Eversheds’ Head of IP and Life Sciences said:

“Gunther is a highly regarded lawyer with a wealth of experience. As we continue to grow our global IP and life sciences practice, his expertise will be a real asset to both new and existing clients.”

Gunther Meyer, Partner, commented:

“I am excited to have joined Eversheds, a firm which has a well-established reputation in advising and litigating complex cases in intellectual property rights and pharmaceutical law. I look forward to working with the team to strengthen the Belgian practice in these areas."

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