Summary

Tobias has a broad litigation practice, with particular focus on cross-border litigation, Supreme Court litigation, litigation before the European Courts of Justice and intellectual property law. This includes state aid litigation, soft IP litigation and Supreme Court patent litigation. Tobias regularly advises multinationals and foreign counsel on litigation strategies in the Benelux, the EU and beyond. He also provides strategic IP advice in complex M&A transactions.

Tobias is considered one of the leading Dutch lawyers for trademark infringement proceedings, before both the EUIPO and the Supreme Court. He also offers significant experience in trade secrets disputes, copyright infringement cases and parallel import proceedings. MIP named Tobias "Netherlands Practitioner of the Year" in 2022.

Tobias’ team appear in the top tier of all leading rankings for IP. Legal500 explains how "the team [uniquely] combines its IP expertise with its litigation, corporate, and competition skills to provide a full service to both regional and international clients".

Legal500 calls Tobias Cohen Jehoram a "rock star with a formidable intellect, deep experience who provides pitch-perfect advice", before adding: "Tobias Cohen Jehoram is our go-to partner for high-stake trade mark matters. His knowledge and level of expertise is unrivalled. He is extremely pragmatic, business savvy and a lot of fun to work with. In addition, he is highly effective and efficient, leading to truly outstanding value for money. He is very accessible, with a fantastic sense of humor. Always a pleasure to work with!"

Chambers (2022) mentions Tobias as an "IP expert and trusted adviser" of which clients say that "His impeccable judgement is very much valued."

Who's Who Legal ranks Tobias as "EMEA Global Elite Thought Leader", adding: "Tobias Cohen Jehoram at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is 'still top of the bill' remark impressed sources who add he is a 'renowned professor of trademark law".

World Trademark Review notes that Tobias "thrives on a challenge and is sought out for the most complex big-ticket disputes. His client roster includes prominent Dutch national companies, along with high-profile foreign corporations" and "One of its top stars, Tobias Cohen Jehoram is an outstanding and well-respected lawyer who achieves excellent results. Tobias is one of the most prominent figures on the market (…)."

'Tobias Cohen is excellent. He is knowledgeable, creative, practical and cost effective.'

Legal500 2022

Qualifications

  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the bar in the Netherlands in 1993, admitted to the Supreme Court bar

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, German, French (Passive)

  • Education

    Leiden University

    University of California, Hastings College of the Law

    University of San Francisco

    Utrecht University (PhD)

  • Additional positions

    Part-time professor of IP Law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam

    Board Member of Dutch Group AIPPI (VIE)

    Founder and Team Member of Marques' Dispute Resolution Team

    Member of Standing Committee on Trademarks AIPPI

    Editorial Board of BIE (Berichten Industriële Eigendom)

    Co-author of the leading handbook series on all industrial property rights ("Industriële eigendom"; 3 volumes)

Personal Assistant