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Bird & Bird

Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 3NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Notable IP team with expertise in copyright and trade mark disputes, as well as design and trade mark filings and opposition. Additionally provides expertise in patent law, representing major clients from the pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries in standard-essential patent mandates and revocation actions. Formidable name in IT and also acts for clients from the retail and publishing sectors.

Strengths

The practice's solution-centred approach is emphasised by clients, one describing the firm as a "real business partner that provides pragmatic advice."

A number of commentators highlight the firm's ability to handle cross-border mandates, with one enthusing that it is "one of the few truly pan-European patent litigation firms."

Work highlights

Defended Calvin Klein in copyright and trade mark litigation against Diesel.

Notable practitioners

Armand Killan advises technology and life sciences clients on patent disputes. His ability as an organiser is cited by interviewees, one deeming him a "good strategist with excellent planning skills," before elaborating: "He makes the biggest cases seem stress-free."

Manon Rieger-Jansen moves up in the rankings this year following an extensive work portfolio. Her remit spans copyright and trade mark infringement litigation, trade mark filings and licensing agreements. Clients identify her commercial acumen, one reporting that "she is able to clearly define the issues and steer her clients in the right direction."

Marc van Wijngaarden undertakes patent litigation and prosecution for clients in sectors spanning pharmaceuticals and food and beverages. Interviewees speak of his determination, one saying that "he never gives up in developing an argument when he believes it has got merit."

Tjibbe Douma routinely undertakes patent litigation and enforcement issues for life sciences clients. His diligence is underlined by clients, one describing him as "very detailed in his work." Another client highlights his "ability to evaluate the legal and business considerations of the client's interests." He joined the firm in early 2021.

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Netherlands

Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright


Manon Rieger-Jansen
Band 3

Intellectual Property: Patent


Armand Killan
Band 3
Marc van Wijngaarden
Band 3
Tjibbe Douma
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