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6 Ranked Lawyers

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Intellectual Property: Patent - Netherlands
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What the team is known for

Brinkhof is a pre-eminent intellectual property practice in the Netherlands with an outstanding reputation in both soft IP and patent matters. It is one of the leading law firms for defending clients in patent infringement cases, as well as representing clients in patent revocation litigation. The team has notable experience in patent licensing and portfolio matters, as well as questions concerning standard-essential patents. On the soft IP side, it is a top firm for trade mark enforcement and prosecution matters, including around 3D marks, as well as acting for clients on image rights disputes and trade secrets litigation. Team members also assist clients with EU copyright and comparative advertising directives. The firm is particularly popular with generic pharmaceutical companies, as well as clients from the telecommunications, technology, clothing, and food and beverage sectors.

Strengths

One client praises the firm's commercially oriented approach, reporting: "Brinkhof is good at providing practical advice, not just from the technical point of view only, but also from the business perspective, which is why the team is highly appreciated within my organisation."

Another client enthuses that the lawyers are "top-notch - I would hire them again in a heartbeat," and goes on to add that "I put them at the top of my list of go-to Dutch law firms."

Work highlights

Represented Synthon in patent revocation proceedings against Teva.

Notable practitioners

Richard Ebbink is one of the best lawyers in the Netherlands for defending technology and telecommunications clients in patent infringement litigation, including disputes concerning standard-essential patents.

The highly esteemed Mark Van Gardingen frequently represents generic pharmaceutical companies in patent revocation and invalidity proceedings. A client enthuses: "He naturally balances a can-do mentality and drive for justice, with the realism that in the end mainly tangible results count. This combination makes him sharp in battles, but ensures that always a thin line towards constructive talks with the counterparty stays intact." He also acts for clients from the technology sector.

Gregor Vos is well known for advising clients on trade mark disputes, including those involving 3D marks. He also represents clients in contentious matters concerning trade secrets and comparative advertising. Gregor Vos is particularly popular with clients from the fashion and food and beverages industries.

Daan De Lange defends telecommunications companies in standard-essential patent disputes, as well as acting for generic pharmaceutical and biotech companies on multi-jurisdictional patent infringement cases.

Kurt Stöpetie has a strong focus on trade mark litigation, design rights disputes and 3D mark infringement proceedings, particularly for clients in the fashion industry.

Jan Pot represents clients in patent infringement and opposition proceedings. He has notable experience acting for clients on patent litigation before the Supreme Court.

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Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright

Gregor Vos
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Gregor Vos
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Kurt Stöpetie
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Kurt Stöpetie
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Intellectual Property: Patent

Mark Van Gardingen
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Mark Van Gardingen
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Richard Ebbink
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Richard Ebbink
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Daan De Lange
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Daan De Lange
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Jan Pot
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Jan Pot
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