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Managing Partners: Koen Bijvank, Quinten Kroes

Number of partners: 14

Number of lawyers: 39

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian


Firm Overview:

Brinkhof is a law firm with a strong focus on innovation, technology, branding and market regulation. It caters to the needs of national and international clients in sectors such as electronics, IT, media, internet, telecommunications, fast moving consumer goods, pharma/biotech and healthcare. In these markets the firm litigates and advises on patents, trademarks and designs, unfair competition, copyright, privacy, media, regulatory issues, EU and competition law and IT/outsourcing. The breadth of knowledge and depth of specialist experience makes Brinkhof a centre of legal expertise for modern markets.Main Areas of Practice:

Patent Litigation

Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

IP & Unfair Competition

Life Sciences

IT & Outsourcing

Privacy & Data Protection

EU & Competition

Media, Entertainment & Reputation Management

Telecoms


Patent Litigation General:

■ Represented Dow Chemical Company in trade secret misappropriation proceedings regarding opaque and non-opaque polymers (for use in paints) against Organik Kimya (up to the Supreme Court)

■ Represented Boston Scientific in several proceedings regarding cardiovascular technology (vascular stents, stent coatings, heart catheters) against various competitors

■ Represented WIKO in several proceedings against Philips on injunctions in case of standard essential patents (SEPs) and FRAND-conditions

■ Represented The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in matters related to their European CRISPR patent portfolio and other related patents

Contact: Richard Ebbink

Tel: + 31 20 3053221

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Mark van Gardingen

Tel: +31 20 30 53 212

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Daan de Lange

Tel: +31 20 30 53 247

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Koen Bijvank

Tel: +31 20 30 53 258

Email: [email protected]Pharmaceuticals & Biotech:

■ Represented Sandoz in various pending nullity and infringement proceedings concerning generic medicaments, e.g. against AstraZeneca (esomeprazole and quetiapine), GlaxoSmithKline (salmeterol + fluticasone), Leo Pharma (calcipotriol), Merck (dorzolamide + timolol), and Sanofi-Aventis (docetaxel)

■ Represented Synthon in nullity and infringement proceedings against various competitors, including Astellas (tamsulosine) and Teva (glatiramer acetate)

■ Represented Celltrion in nullity proceedings against Biogen, Roche and Genentech (rituximab)

■ Represented Novozymes in multi-jurisdictional nullity and infringement proceedings against DSM (lactose for milk)

Contact: Mark van Gardingen

Tel: +31 20 3053212

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Daan de Lange

Tel: +31 20 3053247

Email: [email protected]

IP & Unfair Competition:

■ Legal support to Google for IP matters, including trademark, domain name and Adwords related disputes and licensing and privacy issues

■ Represented Facebook in litigation against PVH over ads for allegedly counterfeit Tommy Hilfiger apparel

■ Advised and represented adidas in all of its IP issues in the Netherlands, amongst which litigation in the textbook case about the well-known 3 Stripes trademark of adidas

■ Represented Nestle in European proceedings against Cadbury (Mondelez) regarding its EU trademarks for the shapes of its KitKat products

■ Represented T-Mobile in advertising proceedings against Vodafone, Ziggo and KPN

■ Advised LeasePlan on its IP portfolio, including coordination of enforcement and strategy of its IP rights throughout the Benelux and Europe, providing LeasePlan with guidance on its product introductions and commercials

■ Represented Infineon in a trademark dispute against NXP regarding public transport technology

Contact: Kurt Stöpetie

Tel: + 31 20 3053211

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Gregor Vos

Tel: +31 20 3053248

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Remy Chavannes

Tel: +31 20 30 53 232

Email: [email protected]


IT:

■ Supported a leading Dutch company in the financial and leasing industry in a multi-jurisdictional WAN project, as well as on agile and DevOps issues

■ Supported Euronext-listed Dutch multinational Nedap in drafting all of its template agreements and representing it in complex negotiations with business partners and customers

■ Assisted USG People in replacing several business critical IT systems supporting front and back office processes

■ Advised ERIKS on various multi-jurisdictional sourcing matters in connection with its global operations

Contact: Eliane de Vilder

Tel: +31 20 3053224

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Wieke van Angeren

Tel: +31 20 3023243

Email: [email protected]


Data Protection:

■ Represented WhatsApp in the Dutch Data Protection Authority’s inquiry into its use of telephone numbers

■ Advised Randstad in the Dutch Data Protection Authority’s inquiry into its processing of employee data

■ Represented Dutch Railways in litigation on personal data and public transport cards

■ Legal support to Google on privacy and data protection law, represented Google in the investigations conducted by the Dutch Data Protection Authority over a new privacy policy and in a number of proceedings over ‘the right to be forgotten’

Contact: Quinten Kroes

Tel: +31 20 3053226

Email: [email protected]


EU & Competition:

■ Represented merging parties in national and international merger control cases, such as former telecoms incumbent KPN

■ Represented clients in national and international litigation on abuse of dominance, such as the international airport Schiphol

■ Represented parties in cartel and regulatory litigation, such as energy incumbent Nuon

■ Represented defendants in civil cartel damage cases domestically, such as in the Pressed Steel and Paraffin Wax cartels

■ Acting for online platforms in several investigations by the national competition authority ACM, such as Google

Contact: Pepijn van Ginneken

Tel: +31 20 3053235

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Quinten Kroes

Tel: +31 20 3053226

Email: [email protected]


Media, Entertainment & Reputation Management:

■ Acted for Google in a significant number of proceedings about delisting of search results under the European ‘right to be forgotten’, removal of hosted content, and provision of user data

■ Advised several major tech companies regarding EU regulation of online platforms, including audiovisual media services, copyright, and hate speech

■ Represented Fox Sports Eredivisie in commercial image-rights litigation

■ Represented public broadcaster Omroep MAX in civil defamation proceedings over a TV broadcast, and in administrative proceedings over rights to a broadcasting slot and over a fine imposed in relation to merchandising for the Dutch version of the Great British Bake Off

■ Advised a number of broadcasters and online media platforms in relation to cable distribution, collective rights, and jurisdiction under the AVMS directive

■ Represented financial newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad in a number of defamation proceedings

Contact: Remy Chavannes

Tel: +31 20 3053232

Email: [email protected]


Telecoms:

■ Represented KPN in appeal procedures regarding Vodafone-Ziggo and Liberty-Ziggo before the EU Court of Justice

■ Represented Sky Radio in litigation against the Dutch State relating to the license fees imposed for the extension of radio licenses

■ Represented Tele2 in civil damages litigation relating to the introduction of shared broadband access

■ Represented Eurofiber in various telecoms regulatory matters, including its successful appeal against near-net regulation

■ Represented CAIW in an EU state aid notification for next generation access networks

Contact: Pepijn van Ginneken

Tel: +31 20 3053235

Email: [email protected]

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Competition/European Law
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Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
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Intellectual Property: Patent
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TMT: Data Protection
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TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing
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TMT: Media
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Pepijn van Ginneken
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Kurt Stöpetie
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Daan De Lange
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Jan Pot
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Mark Van Gardingen
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Mark Van GardingenIntellectual Property: Patent
Richard EbbinkIntellectual Property: Patent
Quinten KroesTMT: Data Protection
Remy ChavannesTMT: Media
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Pepijn van GinnekenCompetition/European Law
Gregor VosIntellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
Eliane De VilderTMT: IT & IT Outsourcing
Wieke Van AngerenTMT: IT & IT Outsourcing
Quinten KroesTMT: Telecommunications
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Kurt StöpetieIntellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
Daan De LangeIntellectual Property: Patent
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Jan PotIntellectual Property: Patent
Dorien VerhulstTMT: Media

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