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Hofhuis Alkema Groen

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 2NetherlandsEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong IP boutique offering experience in high-profile copyright and trade mark cases. Offers particular strength in copyright matters in the media sector, including disputes regarding tariffs for the transmission of protected work. Also advises clients on anti-counterfeiting matters, as well as home copying levies and trade dress disputes. Additional sectors of focus include consumer goods and technology.

Strengths

The firm's skill in contentious IP cases is commended by interviewees, with one stressing: "If you want your court brief to be the most refined, watertight document then you go to Hofhuis."

Another client enthuses that the firm is "one of the best IP boutique firms around."

Work highlights

Represented Christian Louboutin in litigation against Van Haren over its red sole trade mark.

Notable practitioners

Adonna Alkema advises a media clientele on copyright and anti-piracy matters. Her pragmatic approach is relayed by market sources, one calling her "very hands-on."

Arnout Groen acts for international technology companies on cases as disparate as trade mark enforcement and disputes concerning home copying levies. Market commentators acknowledge his pragmatism, one characterising him as "really practical and a very good lawyer in trade mark and copyright cases."

Jesse Hofhuis undertakes trade mark and copyright litigation for well-known clients in the fashion industry. He is additionally active on the protection of design rights. Clients extol his thoroughness, one reporting that "he's in total command of detail."

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Netherlands

Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright


Adonna Alkema
Band 4
Arnout Groen
Band 2
Jesse Hofhuis
Band 3