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Jaap specialises in trade mark, copyright and design (‘soft IP’) disputes and transactions, as well as in patent disputes. He represents clients from various industries, particularly the food, telecommunications, media/social media and automotive industries. He assists clients in negotiating on and arranging the transfer of trade mark and patent portfolios, collaboration and R&D agreements, licensing agreements and technology transfers.
Jaap is internationally recognised as a specialist in both patent law and trade mark and copyright law. Chambers has recommended Jaap in both categories for several years. He has authored numerous articles and regularly speaks at national and international conferences.
Jaap has rights of audience before various District Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Dutch Supreme Court, as well as before the Advertising Code Committee, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, formerly OHIM) and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI).
Intellectual property (IP) is a key asset for many companies. Patents, trade marks, copyrights and other IP rights enable companies to gain a competitive edge and determine for a large part their value. It is of utmost importance for a company that its IP rights are exploited and enforced effectively. Adequate protection of IP rights is a key driver for technical and social progress. Equally important for companies is the freedom to operate and compete and to defend themselves against unjust infringement allegations.
The lawyers in the IP & Technology department are seasoned experts in IP law. Our experience relates to patents, know-how and technology transfer, trade secrets, pharmaceutical regulatory disputes, trade marks and advertising, trade names, design rights, plant variety rights, copyright and software, domain names, data protection, internet and e-commerce. The team frequently works together with law firms outside the Netherlands in cross-border IP disputes and transactions.
BarentsKrans is a specialised, independent firm of lawyers and civil-law notaries serving companies and businesses. With around 90 lawyers and civil-law notaries, we take on exciting legal challenges both domestic and international. We litigate for you, give advice and manage transactions.
Being dedicated entails a promise to you as well as to ourselves. We deliver top quality and spare no effort to get the result that works best for you. We’re critical, enterprising, solution-oriented and aim for long-term cooperation. We inspire and we like to share our knowledge.
Working in tight-knit teams, our specialists have impressive legal expertise whilst at the same time being keenly attuned to your needs. Together we look for the best way of achieving the results you desire. That goes further than just applying our specialist legal knowledge, it also demands strategic insights, a specific understanding of particular sectors and a practical approach.