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Mr. Pierre Kihn

Mr. Pierre
Office Freylinger S.A.

Patent & Trademark Attorneys
234, route d'Arlon

Tel: +352-313 830-1

Fax: +352-313 833


Pierre KIHN after having spent one year in Kansas City (MO) USA as foreign exchange student, graduated as a chemical engineer from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

He joined the firm in 1992. He passed the European Qualifying Examination and is admitted to practice before the European Patent Office (EPO), the Luxembourg Patent Office (LPO), the European Union
Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante (ES) and the Benelux Trademark and Design Office (BOIP) and the WIPO. Pierre further represents clients before the Austrian, German, Belgium, French, UK and
Irish Patent and Trademark Offices.

Since February 2009, he is the CEO of Office Freylinger.

Pierre handles the firm’s patent work related in particular to the chemical, environmental, steelmaking, satellite communication, process engineering and mechanical field. He is further involved in a number of
opposition proceedings and pleaded cases before Opposition Divisions and Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office. Pierre also coordinates infringement cases in the United States of America, in Canada, in the United Kingdom, in Germany and in Italy.

He is versed in preparing legal agreements in the IP-field, more specifically, secrecy agreements, cooperation and license agreements He is also in charge of the Firm’s SPC cases, one of which was pleaded before the European Court of Justice.

Pierre regularly gives lectures on IP-Law subjects to bachelor and Master students at the University of Luxembourg as well as in an MBA course of ICN (Nancy, France).

Pierre is a co-author of the book “Intellectual Property in Luxembourg – Vademecum” published in French and in English by Promocultur-Larcier.

Technical & Scientific Fields

  • Polymers
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental sciences
  • Steelmaking, metallurgy and siderurgy
  • Satellite communication
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Process engineering
  • Nuclear technology
  • Mechanics

Regional Qualifications

European Patent Attorney

European Trademark & Design Attorney
Luxembourg IP Attorney (Conseil en Propriété Industrielle)

Academic Qualifications

Chemical Engineer, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Country of practice


Professional Experience

  • IP counselling
  • IP valuation
  • Patent drafting
  • Patent oppositions
  • Patent prosecution

Country/Region of membership


Technical Specialisms

  • Biochemistry and pharmacology
  • Biomedical engineering; medical devices
  • Biotechnology; plant technology
  • Chemistry
  • Industrial chemistry and chemical engineering

Associated Commissions

Professional Excellence Commission



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