Allen & Overy
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Katia heads the IP & TMT department in the Luxembourg office. She focuses on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. She has considerable experience in trademark, copyright and patent issues, including litigation before the General Court of the European Union. Katia also specialises in distribution law, advertising, trade practices, e-commerce and TMT law, including data protection. Katia is active in several working groups advising and lobbying on IP-related issues and is a regular speaker at conferences.
Katia is the former president of the 600 member strong Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law (BMM), as well as a former member of the Association’s board and legislative committee. She is a member of the Harmonisation Committee of the European Community Trademark Association (ECTA), of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She is an appointed member of the Benelux Council for Intellectual Property, an advisory body to the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property.
“Allen & Overy Luxembourg’s IP specialist Katia Manhaeve is praised for her ‘response times, interest in the wider implications of the assignment and ability to mobilise the appropriate team members’.
TMT Law Practice:
Supporting the TMT sector is a key priority for Allen & Overy and we have a dedicated TMT sector group which allows us to foster and share industry knowledge and expertise across our offices and legal disciplines. As many of our TMT clients operate across borders, we support them by being able to combine our talents and resources to provide solutions in almost any country, at any time.
Few firms can deliver the combination of experience and resource that is needed to handle the most important matters. Our team benefits from experience acquired not only in private practice but also in-house at leading TMT companies and on secondments to corporates and regulatory bodies.
This means we provide relevant industry-focused advice, delivered quickly to ensure that we add value from day one. So, irrespective of the location, the size, or the complexity of the matter, you can be confident that we have the right team in the right place.
Allen & Overy:
We’ll do that by staying one step ahead and by constantly challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the most complex legal challenges our clients face.
Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s most sophisticated businesses on market-leading transactions that have changed their industries. This includes, advising on the largest oil refinery project in Vietnam (Nghi Son) and the joint venture between H.C. Starck and Vietnam’s largest private sector company, Masan Group; the ground-breaking creation of Abu Dhabi’s first Financial Free Zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market; and representing Novartis in its successful patent battle with MedImmune over Novartis’s blockbuster drug Lucentis – to name just a few achievements.
We are able to build on the foundations of our long heritage to attract the most talented people and develop the high-performance culture necessary to innovate and change the face of business.
Our commitment to help our clients deliver their global strategies has seen us build a truly global network now spanning 46 offices in 32 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in more than 100 countries where we do not have a presence.
This network has allowed us to become one of the largest and most connected law firms in our peer group with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.
So when we talk about global coverage, we’re not just talking about having offices in some important cities around the world. We mean being able to combine our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.