Jan-Diederik is a versatile litigator with almost two decades of experience in defending his clients’ interests in ex parte, preliminary and permanent injunction proceedings, and in accelerated and standard proceedings on the merits. Issues dealt with relate to e.g., patents, trademarks, copyright, design, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Although adversarial court proceedings are his forte, Jan-Diederik is frequently consulted by clients in pre-trial matters (such as pre-trial discovery, trade secrets compliance and anti-counterfeiting strategy). He also advises on non-contentious matters relating to licensing or transfer of intellectual property, (re)structuring IP-portfolios, joint ventures and other types of creative/technological collaboration.
Jan-Diederik represents a wide range of clients most of whom are active in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological sectors, or the advertising, media, entertainment, and fashion industries. His focus is on complex and strategical legal advice that has an immediate impact on his clients’ business (e.g., product recall avoidance or opposition proceedings in relation to access to confidential information).
Thanks to his involvement in various international and cross-border matters, Jan-Diederik has an impressive global network and is often invited to act as lead attorney in multijurisdictional matters. His experience and large number of publications make him a popular speaker at international conferences.