Introduction

Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property law practice covers the entire field of IP law. The practice has steadily built up a solid reputation in trademark and trade name law, and in the law of patents, copyright and design, as well as licensing. Database law and unfair competition law also form part of daily practice, as does media law and the law of advertising and promotion.

All of these areas remain equally relevant in today’s electronic environment, where new challenges seem to present themselves almost on a daily basis. This is a field which continues to evolve and grow, witnessed by remarkable developments in, for example, internet and domain name law and telecom. We aim to assist our clients in keeping ahead of the game. The practice includes the most extensive IP Supreme Court litigation and arbitration practice in the Netherlands, as well as EPO and ECJ oppositions and Benelux Court and European Court of Justice litigation.

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Trademarks
De Brauw’s history continues to be representing the core leading brand owners, nationally and internationally, in the field of industrial and consumer goods and services. Our IP litigation, arbitration and licensing practice consistently ranks in the top tier of the internationally accepted league tables. De Brauw has represented more clients before international courts (ECJ, Benelux Court of Justice, OHIM Boards of Appeal) and the Netherlands Supreme Court than any other Dutch-based international law firm.

Please contact Koen Limperg or Tobias Cohen Jehoram for more information.

Patents
Our patent practice represents clients in many technical fields, including telecom, pharmaceuticals, bioengineering, healthcare, chemical, mechanical, electrical, food and computer technology. Almost all of the work involves complex, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Aside from patent litigation, the services of our IP patent practice cover a wide range of patent-related matters, including general patent strategy advice, opinions on validity and infringement, oppositions, advice on ownership/inventorship issues and licensing. The members of our IP Patent law practice combine having a thorough grounding in procedural law with being highly knowledgeable in various technical fields. This powerful combination contributes to our legal and technical strengths.

Please contact Gertjan Kuipers or Jan Pieter Hustinx for more information.