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KLOS c.s.

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Managing Partner: Josine Van den Berg
Senior Partner: Sven A. Klos
Number of partners: 6
Languages:Dutch, English, French, German

Firm Overview:
KLOS c.s. is a leading intellectual property firm based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. KLOS c.s represent its clients in litigation and provides strategic and practical advice in the field of trade mark, copyright, design and patent law as well as related areas, such as unfair competition, right of publicity, database protection and know-how protection. KLOS c.s.’ clients operate in a wide range of different industries including consumer electronics, food, fashion, fast-moving consumer goods, chemicals, accessories, luxury goods, entertainment, advertising, toys, publishing, furniture, and sports. The compact, agile team of litigators is comprised of a mix of up and coming young talent and a group of seasoned attorneys who have been at the top of their profession for many years.

Main Areas of Practice:

Trademark:
KLOS c.s. helps businesses with carefully devised, effective legal measures against infringement of their marks through imitation or ‘me-too’ marketing by competitors. The KLOS c.s. team represents its clients in proceedings before national as well as international courts and institutions, including the European trade mark authority EUIPO, the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property and, frequently, the Court of Justice of the European Union. The clear focus of KLOS c.s’ trade mark practice is on litigation in trade mark infringement cases. Its extensive experience and expertise in infringement matters in addition thereto provides the solid basis for strategic advice regarding the development and maintenance of our clients’ portfolios of trade mark rights. KLOS c.s. files and prosecutes Benelux, European Union and international trade mark applications for its clients and supplies all related services, such as availability searches and analysis, monitoring services as well as litigating oppositions and refusals.

Product Design:
The protection of design is the focal point of the KLOS c.s. practice. Working for its leading clients in the furniture, consumer electronics, sports goods, fashion, toy, food, automotive and luxury goods industries, KLOS c.s. has developed an unrivalled level of expertise in the field of protection of product design underpinned by in-depth knowledge and broad experience in the field of copyright law, design protection, trade mark law and unfair competition law. A particular emphasis within the KLOS c.s product design protection is on pan-EU copyright enforcement as well as on trade marks with a design element such as colour marks, colour combination marks and shapes of packagings and products. In this area the KLOS team represents a number of major names in the food, fashion, luxury, furniture, automotive, sports and entertainment industries. 

Media, Entertainment & Sports:
KLOS c.s. advises its clients in the entertainment, publishing and other information-related industries on copyright related licensing as well as enforcement issues. Among its clients are television and live entertainment production companies, broadcasting companies as well as individual television personalities. A special niche within the entertainment sector sees KLOS c.s. representing a number of leading European professional sports clubs and national as well as international sports organisations on such matters as sports broadcasting rights, sponsoring, gaming laws and, particularly, trade mark and character merchandising.

Key Clients:
Ajax, Rubik Replay, Vitra, Jaguar Landrover, Philips, Shell, Roerink Food, Friesland Campina, Longchamp, Rimowa, Royal Jumbo, Havaianas, Yakult, Gund, Noordkaap, KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association)