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Thijs specialises in Supreme Court litigation, as well as representing clients before the European Court of Justice and the lower Dutch courts. Since Thijs joined Houthoff in 2006, he has litigated more than 100 cases before the Dutch Supreme Court and many cases before the lower Dutch courts. Thijs focuses on issues related to intellectual property law, contract law, tort law, and procedural law matters. Thijs is a Domain Name Panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In this capacity, he renders decisions in domain name disputes under the Dispute Resolution Regulations for .nl Domain Names.

He also lectures on litigating IP cases before the Dutch appeal courts. He is a member of the Dutch Association of Civil Cassation Lawyers (VCCA), the Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVVP) and the Dutch Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

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Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright - Netherlands
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Band 4

Thijs van Aerde of Houthoff has a notable reputation for handling soft IP matters before the Dutch Supreme Court. He advises clients on trade mark disputes, neighbouring rights litigation and contentious copyright proceedings. One client reports: "I am impressed with his exceptional level of perseverance, his analytical and research skills, his communication and his good judgement."

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