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Brinkhof

Intellectual Property

6 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Brinkhof

Intellectual Property

6 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading litigation expertise, with a particular focus on patent infringements in the pharmaceutical, biochemical, electronics and beverage sectors, often acting for the defendants. Highly esteemed for handling a range of copyright, trade mark and design right matters. Additionally advises on trade secret cases. Also has a track record in cases relating to image rights and comparative advertising litigation.

Strengths

One interviewee enthuses: "They are unquestionably in my mind a top outfit."

Another source reports: "Brinkhof is definitely top of the league, particularly in the area of patent law."

One client reports that the team is "very capable and experienced in this field," adding that the lawyers are "well organised and highly dedicated."

Work highlights

Defended Xiaomi in multi-jurisdictional proceedings brought by Sisvel and alleging infringement of standard-essential patents.

Notable practitioners

Daan De Lange advises a client list drawn from the technology and pharmaceutical industries on cross-border patent litigation. Clients rate his pragmatic approach, one deeming him "a very good coordinator who can keep the case moving at the right pace."

Gregor Vos is acknowledged by interviewees for his work on trade mark cases. He represents a client roster comprising well-known multinationals drawn from sectors such as TMT and fashion in trade mark litigation and cancellation actions.

Jan Pot enters the table this year following glowing client praise, with one calling him "experienced beyond his years," while another reports that he is "hugely hard-working" and "very good with the clients." He advises manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and brewing companies on patent infringement proceedings and relief proceedings.

Kurt Stöpetie maintains a practice comprising trade mark proceedings and design rights protection. His dynamic style is underlined by clients, one asserting that "he is very creative and thinks outside of the box." His clientele spans the technology and fashion industries.

Mark Van Gardingen acts for a client roster of multinationals drawn from the technology, pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors on patent disputes. Clients commend his sense of purpose, with one saying that "he knows what he wants to achieve and how to achieve it." Another client describes him as "a very responsive and hard-working lawyer who knows the law inside out" and particularly appreciates that he is "attentive to his client's needs."

Richard Ebbink is, according to one market commentator, "very strategic and a strong advocate." He frequently advises technology sector clients on patent litigation, with a strong track record of representing smartphone manufacturers. A client enthuses: "He does an excellent job in hearings."

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Intellectual Property Department

Brinkhof

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Grote Bickersstraat 74-78

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1013 KS

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Netherlands

Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright


Kurt Stöpetie
Band 3

Intellectual Property: Patent


Daan De Lange
Band 3
Jan Pot
Up and Coming
Mark Van Gardingen
Band 1
Richard Ebbink
Band 1