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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Impressive experience acting for clients on trade mark enforcement proceedings and litigation. Additionally represents clients in copyright litigation and protection, as well as in trade secret matters, geographical indications and colour marks. Clients include domestic and multinational companies from the technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. Further expertise includes patent litigation, as well as strength in licensing and transactional-related IP.

Strengths

The practice's diligence is commended by commentators, one saying that "the lawyers are very much on top of the law and they are thorough."

A client underlines the department's pragmatism, reporting that "the lawyers provide excellent IP services and well thought-out, clear recommendations that are easy to understand and implement."

Another interviewee describes the team as "creative, great to work with and very good in court."

Work highlights

Acted for NXP on trade mark infringement proceedings against Infineon Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Gertjan Kuipers represents a clientele ranging from domestic telecommunications operators to pharmaceutical multinationals. He advises on patent issues spanning infringement, enforcement and invalidation proceedings. A client reports that he is "very effective in drilling down to what the core issue is," while another appreciates his "very strategic" approach.

Tobias Cohen Jehoram represents clients in trade mark disputes before courts of various levels, including the Dutch Supreme Court and the ECJ. An interviewee enthuses: "He knows everything about trade marks." His ability in contentious IP cases is emphasised by sources, with one observing: "He brings a very sophisticated approach to complicated disputes."

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Overview

De Brauw’s Intellectual Property practice is firmly embedded in our 150+ litigation practice and is uniquely positioned to handle the most complex high-end matters with an IP angle. The practice is characterized by coving the entire field of IP law – with patents, trademarks and trade secrets as the main pillars – and handling issues that are at the intersections between IP and other practice areas, such as: competition law, M&A, arbitration, tax, contract law, international private law, regulatory and ICT.

We have advised and litigated for companies in the healthcare, life sciences, food and beverages, retail, telecommunication, ICT, energy, transportation, chemical, materials, banking and insurance sectors. 




Members

Cohen Jehoram, Tobias (Head of Department)

Kuipers, Gertjan (Head of Department)

Bergsma, Selmer

Intellectual Property

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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Location

Claude Debussylaan 80

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1082 MD Amsterdam

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright


Tobias Cohen Jehoram
Band 1

Intellectual Property: Patent


Gertjan Kuipers
Band 2