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Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright | Europe

Netherlands

This includes advice on ‘soft IP’ matters including advisory and litigation work relating to trademarks and copyright. Priority for ranking is given to those firms and individuals who attract clients specifically for their expertise in this area. On the litigation side, priority is given to those firms who are sought after for first instance proceedings.

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Band 1
  1. Brinkhof
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    Brinkhof
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Brinkhof is a pre-eminent intellectual property practice in the Netherlands with an outstanding reputation in both soft IP and patent matters. It is one of the leading law firms for defending clients in patent infringement and invalidity cases, as well as representing clients in revocation litigation. The team has notable experience in patent licensing and portfolio matters, as well as questions concerning standard-essential patents. On the soft IP side, it is a top firm for trade mark enforcement and prosecution matters, including around 3D marks. Team members also assist clients with EU copyright directives. The firm is particularly popular with generic pharmaceutical companies, as well as representing clients from the telecommunications, technology, fashion and food and beverage sectors.
  2. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is a market-leading law firm for soft IP matters, and also offers a notable patent practice. The firm has an outstanding reputation for assisting clients with trade mark validity and infringement proceedings, as well as being an esteemed choice for trade secrets disputes, parallel import cases and copyright infringement proceedings. The team is also well known for advising on patent infringement, invalidity and enforcement proceedings. Additionally, team members have experience representing clients in soft IP disputes before the Supreme Court and in handling patent portfolio management matters. De Brauw attracts clients from a range of sectors, including the technology, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries.
  3. HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
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    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is a top-tier law firm for both patent and soft IP mandates. The team is highly esteemed for the enforcement of standard-essential patents and second medical use patents, as well as advising clients on patent infringement and invalidity proceedings. It is also one of the pre-eminent firms in trade mark injunctions or cancellation proceedings, copyright infringement cases, personality rights, geographical indications and community design matters. The firm also has notable experience in anti-counterfeiting measures and border seizures. It is particularly popular with clients from the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and technology industries for contentious IP matters.
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Band 2
  1. Visser Schaap & Kreijger
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    Visser Schaap & Kreijger
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Visser Schaap & Kreijger has a strong focus on trade mark and copyright infringement proceedings. The law firm handles a broad range of intellectual property matters, with notable experience in neighbouring rights, as well as acting on anti-piracy regulations and protected designation of origin mandates. The team is particularly popular with clients from the media and entertainment sector. Team members also have experience handling disputes around advertising regulations.
  2. AC&R
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Bird & Bird
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    Bird & Bird
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Bird & Bird is popular with clients from a number of industries, including life sciences, fashion, telecommunications and food and beverages, for advice on intellectual property infringement proceedings. The law firm acts on both patent and soft IP matters, including revocation and cancellation actions. The team also has experience in rebranding projects and disputes concerning standard-essential patents. It additionally assists with patent portfolio management.
  2. DLA Piper Nederland
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    DLA Piper Nederland
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper advises clients on infringement, opposition and revocation proceedings for patents, trade marks and copyrights. The law firm also has experience handling parallel import cases and anti-counterfeiting measures, as well as acting on plant variety rights. The team additionally assists with portfolio management matters.
  3. Höcker Advocaten
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    Höcker Advocaten
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Höcker Advocaten has a strong focus on advising media sector clients on copyright infringement proceedings and disputes around copyright levies. The law firm also represents clients in moral rights litigation. The team additionally assists with advertising matters, as well as anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures. It has experience acting for collecting societies and artist associations.
  4. Hoogenraad & Haak
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    Hoogenraad & Haak
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Hoogenraad & Haak acts for clients on trade mark and design rights enforcement matters, as well as invalidation and infringement mandates. The law firm is also well known for advising on unfair competition matters, advertising regulations and image rights disputes. The team has a number of clients from the retail and food and beverage industries.
  5. NautaDutilh
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    NautaDutilh
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    NautaDutilh has a strong focus on advising clients on trade mark and copyright infringement proceedings. The team acts for a number of clients from the life sciences industry. The law firm often assists with cancellation actions, trade secrets disputes, colour trade mark litigation and parallel import cases. Team members also have experience handling patent disputes.
  6. Leeway
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. AKD
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    AKD
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    AKD advises clients on contentious copyright and trade mark matters, including infringement and revocation proceedings. The law firm also acts for clients on anti-counterfeiting matters. The team additionally assists with non-contentious matters, such as trade mark portfolio management.
  2. Kennedy Van der Laan
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    Kennedy Van der Laan
    Intellectual Property: General - Mostly Trade Mark/Copyright
    2023 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Kennedy Van der Laan often assists clients with the negotiation of intellectual property licences. The law firm also handles a number of contentious matters, including representing clients in trade mark infringement and invalidity proceedings, as well as advising on trade secrets litigation and copyright disputes. The team has experience in anti-counterfeiting mandates and regulatory compliance obligations.