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Crowell & Moring Recognized Among Managing IP’s 2015 'IP Stars' in Belgium

Washington, D.C. – August 31, 2015: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that its Brussels office has earned recognition among Managing IP's 2015 "IP Stars" in Belgium. The firm enters the rankings this year with a tier one placement for patent litigation. It also ranked prominently in the Copyright and Trademark-Contentious categories. Brussels-based partners Flip Petillion and Kristof Roox were also recognized among Managing IP's 2015 "IP Stars" in Belgium.

Managing IP conducts its annual World IP Survey in over 80 countries to gather information on the world IP market. Within the survey, the publication identifies "IP Stars" in each jurisdiction, as recommended and confirmed by their peers and clients.

Petlillion focuses his practice on IP, IT, media and communication, with a heavy emphasis on IP litigation and counseling for corporate clients in industries such as hardware and software developers, film producers and distributors, advertising agencies, architects, authors and performers, financial institutions, insurance companies, automotive businesses, and diamond traders.

Roox focuses his practice on complex patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector. He has been involved in a number of cases concerning parallel litigation in several jurisdictions and European cross-border issues. He further advises on many aspects of intellectual property portfolio management, including licensing, protection of trade and domain names, trade secrets, combating counterfeiting and piracy, broadcasting and cable retransmission, technology transfer and strategic IP planning. He has also extensive experience in a wide variety of media law issues.

Crowell & Moring's Brussels office has a strong domestic, European and international practice. The firm's Brussels lawyers provide a range of litigation, transactional, counseling, arbitration, and regulatory capabilities across a range of key European jurisdictions. Clients range from local SMEs to the world's largest multinational corporations with operations in the European Union. The Brussels office is "a one-stop shop" for international businesses needing to understand not only EU law, but also multiple legal and regulatory jurisdictions and regimes across Europe.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


Christine Elfmann
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